Tag Archives: New York Mets

Surfing the web

19 Dec

We’ve somehow made it to another Friday, which means The Max is here to help you be as unproductive at work as possible. Here are some great links that will help you waste away your work day:

Did you know the New York Mets were almost called the New York Bees? It’s true. Check out Mental Floss for a full list of team names that almost were.

The Sports Hernia takes a look at athletic brothers and their notable accomplishments. We’re not sure if it was intentional (it so was), but our favorite part was when they referred to Venus and Serena Williams as brothers. The Sports Hernia…

Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman caught on camera getting cozy with a young lady. Sports Crunch…

Peter Abraham does a great job breaking down how the CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett signings came to be. Check it out at LoHud.

Did David Wright and Erin Andrews cuddle up for the cameras? Deadspin…

Julia (of Julia’s Rants fame) is certainly looking at the no Tex in Boston situation with great optimism. Julia…

YouTube Video of Week
Zack Morris practically lived at The Max. But you never really saw Mr. Belding there, until now. Here he is singing karaoke with Brooke Hogan of all people.

Mets wheeling and dealing for K-Rod

8 Dec

What comes to mind when you think of the Mets? 

  • Choke artists? 
  • September causalities? 
  • New York’s “other” baseball team? 
While all of the above are technically correct, we’d like to add one more to the list: innovators. 
Wait, we’re not kidding, hear us out.

The Mets’ brass implemented a new, radical strategy in an attempt to get top-notch hurler Francisco Rodriguez to the Big Apple to play in the Mets’ new stadium — Bankrupt Park. (Oops, we mean Citi Field.) 
Mid-way through a meeting in Las Vegas between the Mets and K-Rod, someone in a cheap suit rolled out a special roulette wheel. The image key below should help decipher what the stakes were, and we’re still waiting for confirmation on whether or not K-Rod played along or not. 
However, we did hear that Pete Rose offered his two cents: “Always bet on black.”
Here is the image key:

Frowny face: K-Rod goes elsewhere
Mets logo: K-Rod signs with the Mets
Spin Again: It means — duh! — spin again
Question mark: Spinners choice

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2008 Max MLB Awards

19 Nov

maxtrophy.jpgWe really weren’t going to give our own MLB awards this year. That type of thing seems so overdone. But when Evan Longoria was handed the A.L. Rookie of the Year award, we felt like we had no choice but to right the wrongs going on in the baseball world. Come on, people. Did none of you voters see Ian Kennedy’s performance this season? How he didn’t walk away with the hardware is beyond us.

With that expert analysis out of the way, we proudly present to you our Moderately Prestigious 2008 MLB Awards:

 

Groundhog Day Award
New York Mets’ September

Teammate of the Year
Because the last thing we want is the YES web guy calling to tell us we over-stepped our boundaries and that we may have messed up a potential free agent signing for the Yankees, we will not offer the name of the winner here. What we can tell you, however, is that his name rhymes with Nanny Lamirez. You do the math.

Tag Team of the Year
That same Nanny Lamirez guy from above and Shawn Chacon. If only they had Bobby “The Brain” Heenan as their manager, we wouldn’t be so critical of them beating up elderly front-office personnel.

The Babe Ruth Fitness Award (also known as the “Have A Salad” or the “Lay Off The Roast Beef”)
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

The Just Give Him A Managerial Job And Shut Him Up Already Award
Gary Carter

The Just Take Away His Managerial Job And Shut Him Up Already Award
Ozzie Guillen

Model Citizen of the Year
Jose Guillen, Kansas City Royals
Just go away already, Jose. Kansas City is lucky they have anybody show up for the games at all. And then you go and verbally berate them. Not cool.

The What Ever Happened To Names Like Roy White Award
Micah Kilakila Ka’aihue, Kansas City Royals

CTRL+Z Award
Los Angeles Dodgers
Overheard in the LA front offices: “Hey, is there anyway we can undo that Andruw Jones signing?”

The Did We Really Make That Trade Award
Victor Zambrano for Scott Kazmir
Ok, we know that trade didn’t happen this season. But we think it was so bad that it should win the award every year. Or at least until the Mets win another World Series.

The You Must Be This Tall To Ride This Ride Award
Dustin Pedroia

Hey, Weren’t We Supposed To Be Good?
Seattle Mariners

Fun With Numbers

27 Oct

As we do every Monday, The Max offers an in-depth look at the most important numbers of the past week in sports and entertainment. Check out last week’s edition of Fun With Numbers here.


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