The Mets Could Have Been Named The Avengers, Bees, Or Burros

Maybe everybody but me already knew this, but Avengers was once considered for the name of the team that became the Mets. This was back in 1961, two years before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby released the first comic book featuring The Avengers. It doesn’t seem like a great name for a baseball team to me—what are they… » 5/05/15 8:36pm 5/05/15 8:36pm

Four Things I Like About The Mets, Who Are Playing Well Right Now

My boss Tim Marchman is making me write about the Mets, both because they have the best record in baseball and because people keep emailing about it. I don’t see any real point, however, in the routine “Oh wow, maybe the Mets are going to get far this season!” post, partly because I don’t believe in sweeping baseball… » 4/23/15 2:56pm 4/23/15 2:56pm

Travis d'Arnaud Needs To Stop Hitting Balls At Andrelton Simmons

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made a ridiculous throw to get Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud out at first in Friday’s game, which is cool, because Simmons churns out gorgeous defensive highlights like it’s nothing, but what’s even cooler is that Simmons made almost the same exact throw on d’Arnaud last season. » 4/13/15 1:07pm 4/13/15 1:07pm