Well, well, well, what have we here? It’s a feeling we haven’t had around these parts in quite some time. And no, I’m not talking about the bitter cold of the polar vortex. I’m talking about winning.
The start of 2014 has brought about a flip of the script on the New York sports scene. Where losing became the norm to close 2013, winning has stepped in to fill the void. The Knicks and Nets have righted their respective ships with impressive wins and season-long streaks. The Rangers, Islanders and Devils have found the winning touch. Dare we even mention the “p” word? Alright, perhaps it’s a bit early to talk about the — er, playoffs — but the prospects for the remainder of the season have been brightened.
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NBC Connecticut reports that a West Haven man, 32-year-old Aryn Leroux, has been arrested for threatening the New York Mets players, organization and staff members, as well as Citi Field itself. And yes Mets fans, it’s who you think it is.
Leroux, charged with threatening in the second degree and breaching the peace, is the one and only Mets Twitter troll known as Dan Tanna (@danXtanna). Over the past season, “Tanna” had run-ins with Mets players publicly and not-so publicly, making specific threats towards players, staff and the ballpark. While I won’t say specifically what the threats were, know that they were serious enough to warrant police attention.
"Tanna", who’s Twitter name is xmulderx, can be traced back to an e-mail address of the very same name. And who is that e-mail registered to? You guessed it—Aryn Leroux.
So there you go, Mets Twitter. One less troll—a specifically vile one—is done.
In April of 1962, the Mets traded catcher Harry Chiti to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. On June 15, the player to be named later joined the Mets. It was Harry Chiti, the first player to be traded for himself.
June 25, 1989
The Mets beat Philadelphia 5-1 without recording a single defensive assist. The Phillies were retired on 13 strikeouts, 12 flyouts and two ground balls to first. The feat tied a major league record set by the Cleveland Indians in 1945.*Scorecard copyright retrosheet.org
Tom Seaver received 425 out of 430 Hall of Fame votes — 97.8% of the ballots — the highest percentage of votes ever.
Mike Pettine is gone, and now it’s Dennis Thurman’s defense to run… Or is it?
Maybe Mark Sanchez is channeling David Beckham/every soccer player with long hair? The Jets quarterback spoke to the media with his hair slicked back and wearing a green headband that received lots of attention. He says there’s “a little fire” inside him as he faces the prospect of a tough competition this off-season. (Photo: Rich Schultz/The Associated Press)