Archive for the ‘New York Mets’ Category

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 Bloomberg.com.

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 SNY.tv, 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.

Mets fans throw beans on Tom Brady jerseys after he tries to trademark ‘Terrific Tom’

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

New York Mets fans are not happy after New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady tried to trademark 'Terrific Tom'.

Mets, fans bristle at Brady’s ‘Tom Terrific’ copyright claim

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

An attempt by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to patent one of his nicknames has run into opposition from the New York Mets baseball team. NFL superstar Brady's TEB Capital company is seeking trademark protection for the phrase "Tom Terrific" according to filings with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The six-time Super Bowl champion is planning to use the nickname for a clothing line as well as collectible trading cars with the same name.

Mets plead with U.S. patent office to deny Tom Brady’s ‘Tom Terrific’ claim

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

The New York Mets are not pleased about this. Brady's TEB Capital, which owns his established TB12 brand, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the phrase for use on clothing and in a line of trading cards, according to Philadelphia's Gerben Law Firm PLLC. As far as the Mets are concerned, there's only one Tom Terrific — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, who won three Cy Young awards and helped lead the Mets to the 1969 World Series.

Tim Tebow re-assigned by Mets, expected to start season at Triple-A

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Tim Tebow will have to wait a little longer to make his Major League debut. As the New York Mets inch closer to naming their Opening Day 25-man roster, the team announced a round of cuts Tuesday, Tebow included. Tebow, entering his fourth season in professional baseball, is slated to begin the year with the Syracuse Mets, the club's Triple-A affiliate.

Analyzing the Shift From Player Agent to Team Exec

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The New York Mets have named Brodie Van Wagenen as their new general manager, reaching across the negotiating table in hiring an agent to represent the team in dealings with, among others, agents. Beyond Cespedis, Van Wagenen’s clients on the Mets have included Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and, well, Tim Tebow. Van Wagenen’s path, as well as that of the Mets, is not unknown territory.

DeGrom makes pitch for Cy Young, Mets blank Braves 3-0

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

On his 3,102nd pitch of a special season, Jacob deGrom was determined to reach one more milestone, rather than letting it linger until next year. Now deGrom will wait a few more weeks to see if his remarkable run will win him the National League's top pitching prize. DeGrom was dominant in what almost certainly was his last pitch for the Cy Young Award, throwing eight stellar innings and leaving with a major league-best 1.70 ERA as the New York Mets blanked the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday.