Archive for the ‘New York Mets’ Category

Today in Baseball History: Shea Stadium gets greenlighted

Monday, March 16th, 2020

On March 16, 1961 — 59 years ago today — the state of New York approved a bond issue for the construction of a 55,000-seat stadium on the site of the 1939-40 World's Fair in Queens, in an area called Flushing Meadows. It was the same site that the city offered Walter O'Malley and the Brooklyn Dodgers to build a new stadium in an effort to keep them from moving the west coast a few years before. William Shea was a lawyer.

Tebow will play for Philippines in World Baseball Classic

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Tim Tebow is set to swing into action for a new team. The New York Mets minor league outfielder and former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will play for the Philippines next month in the World Baseball Classic. Tebow was born in the Philippines in 1987 when his parents were serving as missionaries in the country.

Tebow to join Philippines at WBC qualifying

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow will bring some attention to World Baseball Classic qualifying next month when he takes the field for the Philippines. Tebow, 32, was born in the Philippines in 1987 while his parents were there serving as missionaries. The Philippines will participate in Pool 2 of qualifying at Tucson, Ariz., along with the Czech Republic, Great Britain and New Zealand.

Mets minor leaguer Tebow keeps aiming for majors at age 32

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Be it on a Triple-A field in Syracuse or a tennis court in South Asia, Tim Tebow is still working, hoping for a shot at the majors. Now 32, the former celebrated quarterback is back for his fifth year as a minor league outfielder for the New York Mets. A two-time national champion at Florida who won the Heisman Trophy and later a playoff-winning QB for the Denver Broncos, Tebow was contacted by the XFL in its return to football action this season.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Mike Hoffman scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, Mark Pysyk had three goals, and the visiting Florida Panthers overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Monday night. Hoffman's 19th goal of the season at 10:13 was the third of four consecutive Florida goals in the third period.

Beltrán and Mets part ways amid sign-stealing scandal…Beckham wanted by police over butt swat

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game. It's the latest fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball. The Mets say they and Beltrán have agreed to part ways.

The Wilpons are selling the Mets, but fans shouldn’t celebrate just yet

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Here's the good news, New York Mets fans: The Wilpons are finally selling the team. Here's the bad news: The Wilpons will stick around for at least five more years. Team owner Fred Wilpon is reportedly in talks to sell 80 percent of the Mets to billionaire Steve Cohen, according to

Feline football fan causes ‘Black cat game’ 2.0 on Monday Night Football

Monday, November 4th, 2019

It was September 9, 1969, when the Cubs were victims of the original "Black Cat Game". In that fateful game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in '69, a black cat infamously ran straight into the Cubs dugout and ran around for a brief period of time. Heading into the matchup the Cubs were holding on to a 1.5 game lead over the Mets in the NL East.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. The New York Mets are considering ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez in their managerial search, according to, which reported he was in New York on Monday for a second interview. Tom Brady said Monday he won't ask Rob Gronkowski to end his retirement to return to the New England Patriots.

Tom Brady’s attempt to trademark ‘Tom Terrific’ denied

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agrees with New York Mets fans: there's only one “Tom Terrific,” and it's not Tom Brady. On Thursday, the USPTO denied Brady's June request to trademark the “Tom Terrific” name, citing two reasons: it is a false connection and the name of a living individual. Now 74 years old, former MLB pitcher Tom Seaver was given the nickname during his 20-year MLB career; he spent 12 seasons with the Mets, and fans and the Mets organization were not happy that Brady wanted to co-opt the name for himself.