Just before David Wright played his last game for the Mets Jay and Will sat down to talk about his career and his future. Then it's time to say goodbye to the 2018 Mets and to look forward to next year. It's a long winter. We'll see you on the other side of the break.
Just when we had given up, the Mets started playing decent baseball again. Dom Smith gives and Dom Smith takes but it's not his fault: it's just the Mets. Will stands corrected about Zach Wheeler. It's fun to talk about the Mets again.
After a brief delay Jay and Will return to talk about new stops of the Flushing Transit Authority line. The dissapearance of Dom Smith is briefly considered before the guys embark on a psychological experiment to try and salvage the season. This one gets weird but it will help you cope.
The All Star Break is over. It's Subway Series time and The Mets are inexplicably still playing baseball games. That doesn't mean we can't have some fun speculation about who will be the next Met to pack his bags and what the heck is going through Mickey Callaway's head.
This episode digs deep and covers a lot of history. This one owes a big debt of graditude to the teriffic Good Fundies podcast (https://goodfundies.com/). Over at Good Fundies they presented a historical look at the many missteps of the Wilpon regime, which serves as the jmping off point for this episode. We highly reccomend their work. Some other stuff we talk about that you may want to see: How MLB proped up the Mets. (https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/sports/baseball/26mets.html) Almost...
Holy heck it's June already! Time to check in on the Mets and....oh man. Joey Bats is starting in left, this can't be good. In non Mets news, Jay has an exciting project connected to a show you may be watching on Netflix. Find out more at Talk To The Reasons (https://talktothereasons.com/start/).
Jay has been on assignment in New York so Will does the intro on his own and then hands it off to Jay who welcomes two very special guests: HIS MOM AND HIS DAD! Mr. & Mrs. Bushman are longtime Mets fans and this is a delightful conversation that covers the scope of Mets history. You're gonna like this one Mets fans. Special Guest: Dave & Jessie Bushman.
Oh boy, this is a daddy sized episode. The Mets have come back down to Earth but is it time to worry? We say no! But there is cause for concern and that concern goes by two names: Matt and Harvey. Is there a catcher in the house? Please report to Sandy Alderson. We love you Brandon Nimmo.
One week into the 2018 season and the podcasting action is as hot as the Mets have been. Jay and Will gush about the Mets hot start. They discuss superstitions and the things we do to keep the amazin' magic alive. Scooter is back sooner than expected. The Mets are great and nothing can ever go wrong!!!!!
We're super excited about the season. Jay tries to talk Will out of making another ridiculous prediction and they both talk about Mickey Callaway's impact on the team. Listen to find out who we think the keys victory are for the 2018 Mets. Jay shares a story about an encounter with a real life Met. Games that count are almost here!
The 2018 Mets season is almost here so Jay and Will are back. This is Spring Training, Flushing Transit Authority style. In this episode they talk about what happened last year and what they hope happens this year. Will tells a story and Jay talks about some of the key additions and subtractions from the offseason.
We sent Will out to uncover some more of the AA relief pitchers Sandy Alderson is so fond of. So Nicholas Brandt stops by to talk about how being a Mets fan in Buffalo is not that different from being one in New York City, the importance of grandmothers, and the universal antipathy towards Chase Utley. Also, a very special scouting report. Special Guest: Nicholas Brandt.
Do we have to talk about the Mets? Will and Jay keep getting sidetracked, talking about the Knicks, the Olympics, and television shows they haven’t seen. But the Mets keep turning up, like the proverbial bad penny. Please donate to the Houston Food Bank: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org
Jay is no longer on assignment but this came up last minute so Will faces off with Ally Eastland, an angry Cards fan looking to defend her team. Will and Ally talk about why someone would like a team that is not the Mets and how to choose a team when there's no MLB team in your home state. There is also talk of rally animals and a cat with a lawyer. This one is a delight. We had some audio issues in the first half but bear with us because this is a great chat. Special Guest: Ally Eastland.
Curtis Granderson is an angel sent from heaven and life is meaningless but we soldier on just like The Mets are in this hopeless season. In this episode Jay reveals the nature of his travels. We talk a lot about that other team in NY and a debate erupts over the definition of "upstate." Jay has a dream about The Marlins. It's a jam packed episode with more wins than the Mets have had recently.
To kick off 2017 Subway Series author Matt Callan joins Will to talk about choosing sides in New York. Matt also talks about his upcoming book, Yells For Ourselves which chronicles the dizzying highs and lows of the Mets around the turn of the 21st century. Special Guest: Matt Callan.