The day off today gave me a chance to catch up on a column from Richard Sandomir for the Times that I haven’t gotten to yet this week. Between the hoopla surrounding the Mets resurgence and working hard this week, I just hadn’t gotten to it. But the day off is a good chance to address an important topic: the Mets have been on national TV a lot this season.
It’s especially surprising that ESPN and FOX would put the Mets on so frequently considering how pathetic they were last season. Apparently, the network execs expected a comeback when they worked out the season scheduling. Continue reading →
We’re going to start seeing and reading a lot of season previews over the next couple of weeks. Here’s the first from ESPN’s Buster Olney. It’s a good, in-depth video with cuts from Jason Bay and discussion of Jose Reyes and Oliver Perez.
The bottom line is that the Mets are expected to contend in 2010.
I can’t remember seeing ESPN make this big of a mistake. They introduce the Mets before today’s opening day game against the Reds by showing them in front of Texas. They even go so far as to show David Wright in front of the Ballpark at Arlington.