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Archive for November, 2009

New Recurring Feature – Mets Minutia

Posted by JD on November 30, 2009

Welcome to the first instalment of Mets Minutia, a recurring feature that (I hope) will appear several times a week. My goal for Mets Minutia is to provide a little tidbit of Mets-related info to you. It may be obvious, or trivial, or maybe a random thought. The goal is simply to bring a little bit of Mets to your winter months.

With that in mind, here’s the inagural Mets Minutia: Angel Pagan‘s triples. As you know, Pagan lead the team with 11 triples, good for sixth on the Mets all-time leaderboard. Slots 2, 3, 4, and 5 are held by Jose Reyes and Lance Johnson holds the single-season franchise record with 21. What you may not know is that Pagan notched his 11 triples in only 343 at-bats, a rate of one triple every 31.2 at bats. That’s the highest rate of the top ten single-season triple totals. Johnson’s triple/at-bat ratio was 32.5 and Reyes’ best was 36.2. Nobody below him on the list exceeded Mookie Wilson‘s 58.7 in 1984. Had he stayed healthy, Pagan had a realistic chance to set the franchise record for triples.


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Hiatus From A Hiatus

Posted by JD on November 29, 2009

I haven’t had a chance to post here much over the past four months. It wasn’t intentional: other things just came up that prevented me from spending as much time here as I’d like. There’s only so many hours in the day and that sort of thing, you know?

But it was always nagging me, like a puppy tugging on my pant leg. This blog is a personal project, a place where I can put my thoughts in writing and maybe share them with an audience. I’ll probably never be a professional writer (and that’s ok) but I really do enjoy writing, so it was disappointing that I left it unnattended for so long.

So, it’s back on the horse for the blog. I’ll have a couple of entries over the next few days and we’ll see where we go from there.

On another blog-related note, it’s a near 99% probability that it will be faced with an identity crisis. I didn’t want to blog this at the time because it felt unfair, but the woman that sat immediately next to us for the entire season was completely unbearable: rude, intrusive, smelly, abusive, and just generally annoying. It started off ok, but got so out of hand by the end of the season that other fans in nearby seats were making fun of it. Pondering outright cancellation, I was shocked to find that my ticket rep was responsive and helpful. Over the next week we’ll be exploring options to move over or down and when we do I’ll obviously have to evaluate the name of the blog. Which might work out well, because I’d like to start blogging on some other topics as well and I’m not sure I want to start a new blog (since I obviously have so much trouble maintaining just one).

So we’ll see where this goes, but I’m happy to get back to blogging.

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