March 5, 2012

New Beginnings

I want to apologize for another long absence from this blog. I know I indicated in November that I expected to be posting again soon. At that point I had managed to obtain a placement for my mom in a nursing home nearby and assumed that after three years of...

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April 4, 2011

A Personal Note -- What Happened and What Will Happen

I wrote my last blog post of the 2010 season on April 12. Fully eleven months elapsed before I began blogging again in April. The vast majority of citizens of the world, including Mets fans who read blogs, paid little notice to the disappearance of one of a chorus of...

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January 1, 2011

Index of Archived Posts: 2011

The following list includes all posts for the current year, and will be updated periodically. March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 March 2011 R.A. Dickey 2011 Season Stats by Mike Steffanos, 3-11-2011 Chris Young 2011 Season Stats by Mike Steffanos, 3-11-2011 Chris Capuano 2011 Season Stats by Mike...

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February 28, 2010

A Note about Comments

It's become a common practice these days for spammers to attach comments to blog posts that are merely attempts to hijack some free advertising. The problem has become so prevalent that these comments, if completely unchecked, would quickly overwhelm most legitimate comments on a blog. I've been using Movable Type's...

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February 21, 2010

A Quick Note about Link Exchanges, E-Mail, Etc.

Just some quick housekeeping here. One big mistake I kept making last year when I tried to pick up blogging again was to try to catch up on all of the things I felt that I should have been doing while I was gone. This time around I have...

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January 1, 2010

Index of Archived Posts: 2010

The following list includes all posts for the current year, and will be updated periodically. January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 January 2010 Revelation and Speculation by Dave Mills, 1-3-2010 February 2010 This Blogging Life by Mike Steffanos, 2-5-2010 The Benefit of the Doubt by Mike...

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April 25, 2009

I'm Back

I'm not feeling 100% yet, but I feel okay enough to catch up on the games that happened since I got really sick. My plan is to update those and the starting pitchers stats, and then some point tomorrow I'll do a regular post. Thanks to all of you who...

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January 28, 2009

Important Note on Comments

Like most other blogs, this site gets bombarded with thousands of SPAM comments every day. This spamming is done by automatic programs and often using compromised computers, so it's really hard to stop. If I had to go through all the comments manually and get rid of all the spam...

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January 1, 2009

Index of Archived Posts: 2009

The following list includes all posts for the current year, and will be updated periodically. January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2009 Archived Authors List by Mike's Mets, 1-1-2009 Time to...

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Archived Authors List

The following authors have writtten for this site in the past, but are not currently contributing C. J. Cross Jack Dickey Shari Forst Fred Pirelli John Strubel Steve Vogel Alan Vogel Adam Warner Return to Home Page...

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April 1, 2008

Game Recaps and Pitching Stats

Now that the season has begun I have completed my first of what will be many game recaps and updated starting pitching stats for the season. Just a quick note on both. Game Recaps: My first full season of doing this blog was 2006. I was recuperating from an illness...

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January 1, 2008

Index of Archived Posts: 2008

The following list includes all posts for the current year, and will be updated periodically. January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2008 Season Pitching Stats for Triple-A Pitchers by Mike Steffanos,...

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August 15, 2007

Comments Are Temporarily Off

I apologize that it was necessary to temporarily disallow commenting. Since about 11 AM EDT this site has been subjected to a flood of spam comments at the rate of several per minute. Usually these attacks blow over in a few hours. I will try to re-enable comments later this...

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June 11, 2007

My Comment Doesn't Show Up On the Site

I've had a couple of emails recently asking why a comment the user posted didn't make it onto the site. While a very small number of comments get blocked for bad language, the most likely explanation for this happening is that it was incorrectly blocked by a filter looking for...

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March 21, 2007

Be It Ever So Humble...

I mentioned in yesterday's post that Lisa and I are closing on our home Friday. Apparently moving is a recurring theme this week. A while back I received an email from the company that hosts this web site announcing that they had been sold to another company. Then last week...

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January 1, 2007

Index of Archived Posts: 2007

January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2007 Welcome 2007 by Mike Steffanos, 1-1-2007 2007 Rotation Preview: Orlando Hernandez by Mike Steffanos, 1-2-2007 2007 Rotation Preview: Phil Humber by Mike Steffanos,...

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November 24, 2006

Looking For A Few Good Writers

As promised, here is an update on the decisions I have made regarding the future of this blog. I realized towards the end of last season that I would have to make some changes to how I do this to be able to keep going forward. I have been contacted...

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Thank You

Thank you for your donation to Mike's Mets. It's greatly appreciated, and we promise we'll continue our efforts to provide you with the best possible independent coverage of the New York Mets. Sincerely, Mike Steffanos Return to Mike's Mets Home Page...

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November 17, 2006

The Future of This Blog

I'll catch up on the hot stove stuff tomorrow (Damion Easley can surely wait another day), but if you'll indulge me, I'd like to ask a favor of some of the regular readers of this blog. I have some decisions to make going forward, and I'd appreciate very much any...

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October 21, 2006

My Favorite Posts

The following are some of my personal favorites from this blog, arranged chronologically from most recent down to the oldest. Some of these I considered my best writing, while some are here because they seem to capture an important event or theme from when they were written. Please note that...

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October 12, 2006

I'm Going to Today's Game

For the first time in my 38 seasons with the Mets, I'll be attending a playoff game tonight. Since I live fairly far from NYC, I'm not going to be back until very, very late tonight. So if I don't answer comments or don't get the game post up until...

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September 28, 2006

I'm Back...

4:00 PM Hi, everyone. Just a heads-up that I'm back from New York City and will begin regular posting again as soon as I can catch up on some email. As for the 4 games that I missed, I guess I didn't miss much... More Mets Stories: SportsSpyder Mets Continuous...

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September 24, 2006


I will be leaving in a few minutes for a short vacation in New York City with Lisa. We will return Thursday evening. I'm hoping to have some sort of internet access, but if not I may not be posting again until I return. If I can, I'll still check...

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September 6, 2006

My One Day Vacation

Thanks to a doctor's appointment and a game that was regrettably rescheduled by Mother Nature, I spent a whole day away from the blog for the first time in quite a long while. The day was far from a total washout, however, as the doctor's appointment went well, and the...

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September 5, 2006

A Quick Heads Up

Just a quick heads up to regular readers. I have a doctor's appointment today with someone who feels she really can help me with all of the complications that I've experienced from my bout with Lyme disease. I first came down with symptoms over a year ago, and things just...

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August 10, 2006

Comments Guidelines

[Updated April 4, 2011:] I am NOT automatically moderating comments that contain links anymore. Movable Type has come out with improved SPAM filtering capabilities and they have alleviated the problem. If, however, for any reason your comment doesn't get posted, feel free to email me and I'll figure out what...

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February 8, 2006

Good to Be Home

I stopped updating the BlogSpot version of this blog in the interest of simplifying things. Most traffic is now coming in here. This is the permanent home of Mike's Mets. For one last time (I promise) here is some information for regular readers: If you have this site bookmarked, please...

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January 29, 2006

Index of Archived Posts: 2006

January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2006 Happy New Year 1-1-2006 Index of Archived Posts: 2005 1-2-2006 A Slow Start to the New Year 1-2-2006 Mets Hot Stove: Close to...

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January 2, 2006

Index of Archived Posts: 2005

August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 August 2005 Here We Go 8-23-2005 Changes 8-24-2005 Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming 8-25-2005 The Other Side of Mediocrity 8-26-2005 Just Call Me Mr. Sunshine 8-27-2005 The Cruelest Time 8-28-2005 I Don't Want Manny! 8-29-2005 I Don't Want Manny! Part...

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October 23, 2005

Trading Links

I'm interested in trading links with fellow Mets bloggers and other serious baseball bloggers. If you wish to trade links with this site, please email me at Email is preferred over leaving a comment for the purpose of trading links....

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October 22, 2005

What We're About

Now that this blog has been up a couple of months I thought I would take the opportunity to tell those of you who might be interested about Mike and Mike's Mets. I started this blog for a couple of reasons -- one, because I got tired of listening to...

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