Monday, April 30, 2012

So Has Anybody Made This Mets/Nets Connection Yet?

My Attempt To #FixTheScoreBug

There's been a lot of talk on Twitter about SNY's confusing scorebug.  The main issue seems to be the inning number in the middle of the score.  I decided to fire up Photoshop and take a crack at it.  The first image is the actual scorebug, the second image is how I would express the same info. What do you think?
Current confusing version with Inning in the middle

"Fixed" version

MurphTracker 2012 Update: Murph Goes Cowboy

Mets Cowboy Costume Fun Ends In Disaster

The Mets decided to have a little fun last night and fly to Houston dressed as cowboys.  It seemed like a great idea...until this happened.
Oh Ruben!
The team has decided that in the future, Tejada will have to clear all costumes with the group first.

Lil Murph's Diary: Jose's Return and Two Guys Named Stanton?

Dear Diary,

Well it's been a weird couple of days here in Mets-land so I figured I would catch you up on what's happening.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Apple: Tim Byrdak's #1 Mets News Source

Someone (possibly me) asked Tim Byrdak what his favorite blog is and, completely unprompted, he said it was The Apple.

Not Shown: Me holding up a small sign with the blog name and URL.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Harry Potter & The Single Admission Doubleheader: The Mets Recall Lord Valdespin

Don't You Just Hate It When You Miss The Citi Field Exit And End Up On The Intercostal Strain

Would Ridiculous Facial Hair Work For Other Mets Like It Did For Dillon Gee? Lets Find Out...

When Dillon Gee showed up to Spring Training this year with a small woodland creature on his chin, many fans and teammates laughed.  After his hot start on the mound though no one is laughing anymore. But is there any direct correlation between the new beard and the improved pitching? Does it matter?  Of course it doesn't matter, this is New York, where logic and reason have no place in sports discussion.  So with that being said I pose the question, would other Mets players be improved with ridiculous facial hair?  Lets take a look.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Major League Baseball Commemorating Horrible Mets-Giants Finish With T-shirt

On a day when a former Met threw a perfect game, the current Mets teamed up with the San Franciso Giants for what many around baseball are calling the Sloppiest Game Ever Played.  Now the MLB is commemorating this momentous occasion with a special limited edition t-shirt.

Here's the official description from

Friday, April 20, 2012

Mets Jumping Aboard The Tupac Hologram Bandwagon

Earlier this week, the Tupac Hologram made headlines when technology was used to resurrect the deceased rapper at the Coachella Music Festival. Someone in the Mets organization was watching.  Late Thursday, the team announced that they have entered into talks with Domain Media Group, the company behind the Tupac hologram, about bringing back some former Mets greats.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Concerned About Off-Color Jokes, MLB Will Now Pixelate Dillon Gee's Beard On All TV Broadcasts

There is nothing wrong with your television sets Mets fans, do not attempt to adjust your picture. Major League Baseball is controlling the transmission and the next time you see Dillon Gee, your picture will look a little different.  After being made aware of the many dirty jokes going around about the Mets pitcher's facial fiasco, the MLB has decided not to take any chances and will pixelate the pitcher's beard during all future broadcasts.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Murphtracker 2012 Update: April 11th

Another series in the books so lets check in on Murph.

Dillon Gee's Beard Reportedly Causing Playstation 3 Systems To Crash

While Mets fans have had some fun with pitcher Dillon Gee's new beard, video game fans are none too pleased. According to reports, the addition of the pitcher's beard to the popular video game MLB 12 The Show for the Sony Playstation 3 is apparently having damaging effects on game systems around the country.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mets Opening Weekend Recap: Bloggers, Baseball and... Bears?

Photo by @ceetar
The Opening Weekend of the Mets season is over but it was a great weekend for the Metropolitans and a busy one for The Apple as well. Here's a look back:

Introducing MurphTracker 2012...

As Larry Smith pointed out to me, the last two columns are just as important as the first ones.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mets Surprise Fans On Opening Day With New Parking Meters

While much has been made about the changes to the dimensions of Citi Field, fans arriving at Citi Field this morning were more interested in talking about a change in the parking lot.  After paying the $20 to enter the parking lot, fans were greeted by parking meters at each individual space. The meters, which cost 25 cents for each 15 minutes, are part of a slew of additional revenue generating efforts by the Mets.

A spokesman for the Mets explained the move.

Happy Opening Day Mets Fans!

See you in Lot E at 10AM! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Las Vegas Sportsbook Allows Fans To Gamble On Mets PR Disasters

With the 2012 Mets season set to kick off in just one day, one Vegas sportsbook is giving fans a chance to gamble on which inevitable news stories will embarrass the Metropolitans in the coming year. Here's a look at some of the odds being given by the sports book at the Mirage in Las Vegas.  Which of these are you betting on?

(20-1) - David Wright ends another players season by stepping on them

(40-1) - Fred Wilpon does a magazine interview in which he says David Wright won't get "Jose Reyes" money when he becomes a free agent

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mets Ike Davis Stars In Fantasy Baseball Song Parody

Check out this hilarious fantasy baseball song parody by the NOC. Set to "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by The Clash. A fantasy baseball owner obsesses over which players he should pick for his team. At one point he even turns to our bearded first baseman for advice.

Is It Just Me, Or Does SNY Seem To Be A Little Down On The Mets This Year?

Check out the poster the network has been putting up at bus stops and subway stations around NYC...

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