By Mike Steffanos
Sorry, today was another crazy day. Still, I'm here to try to keep my pledge going to post every day during the season.
Interesting news from Florida that El Duque is working on cutting down his leg kick, with the idea that it would take pressure off his aching right foot. Although in this piece Rick Peterson believes that eliminating the kick won't hurt the veteran Cuban's ability to deceive batters, I'm not convinced. Still, it's obvious that he has to do something to be able to pitch this season.
Pelfrey has been looking good in two starts so far, and he seems to have a more aggressive attitude this spring. Still, I'd love it if El Duque could find a way to start 20-25 games -- but not as the second coming of Lima time. This bears watching.
Jack Lang Tribute
MetsGal over at Hotfoot has some information on a special day at Shea to honor the legendary sportswriter Jack Lang.
Firefox Extension for Mets Fans
If you surf the Internet with the Firefox Browser, you may be interested in this email I recently received:
Hello! I wanted to make you aware of a Firefox extension that I created just for Mets fans. It is a convenient bookmark extension that has bookmarks to tons of Mets sites in a drop down menu. It is similar to one that was created by a White Sox fan some time ago. It has links to blogs (including yours), forums, news, and tons of other Mets-related webpages. I think that it's the ultimate extension for a Mets fan, but I'm of course biased. You can download it from my site www.sportsfanbookmarks.com (I registered the domain name because I plan to make a lot more of this is a success, the Mets are my first one because they're my favorite team).
I do use Firefox sometimes, so I tried it out. The extension's developer certainly wasn't kidding. It added a new menu to the browser with links to literally tons of sites. Well worth checking out.