The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets are expecting manager Terry Collins to retire after this year. The 68-year-old Collins has been with New York since 2011, racking up 578 wins (and counting) along with a National League pennant and back-to-back trips to the playoffs. Of course, as with most things Mets, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a simple affair.
Sixteen years ago today, Mike Piazza hit a go-ahead, two run home run in the eighth inning off of Steve Karsay to propel the Mets to a 3-2 victory in the first professional sporting event in New York after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks... "Anyone who saw it will be happy, anyone who didn't see it will be told about it," Piazza's manager, Bobby Valentine, told reporters from his office after the game. The next morning, columnist Jack Curry published the following in the New York Times: "For a minute, an hour or maybe 24 hours, there was something different to focus on. ... Shea looked regal, dressed up in red, white and blue on the scoreboard, above the banks of lights and across the
With each swing of Giancarlo Stanton’s bat, baseball fans wonder: Will baseball’s illustrious 60-homer club get another member? Stanton got one home run closer on Wednesday, blasting his 56th homer of the season for the Miami Marlins in their 9-2 win over the New York Mets. Stanton has 60 well within his sights with 10 games to play.