Friday May 10
The New York Times
Bats: The Secret of Baxter's Success
In trying to figure out why Mike Baxter has been such a good pinch hitter for the Mets, Manager Terry Collins pointed to his attention to detail.
The Providence Journal
Mortensen 'bummed' about elimination of fake-to-third, throw-to-first
One of the banes of the modern baseball fan is officially prohibited starting this season: Pitchers will no longer be able to fake to third and throw to first in an effort to pick off an unsuspecting runner.
Community Projection: John Buck
Remember Mets Opening Day 2011? Mike Pelfrey was on the mound, Willie Harris started in left field, and John Buck hit a grand slam to lead the Marlins to a 6-2 win in Miami.
This Date In Mets History: January 17 - Willie Harris Leaps At Chance To Play In New York
One year ago today free agent Willie Harris signed with the Mets . Having Harris on board meant, at the very least, he wouldn't be able to break our hearts with his lunging/diving/leaping/oh-no-you-didn't grabs of balls in flight that were surely destined for greater things.
This Date in Mets History: October 30 - 2012 NLCS MVP, Birthday Boy
Happy birthday, Marco Scutaro ! As if the son of a gun needs a pick-me-up. Marco, of course, was MVP of last week's NLCS, connecting on 14 hits in 28 tries.