Category Archives: The Soap Box

Addison Reed is Thankful He’s Still a Met

Addison Reed NY Mets

Addison Reed spent only a mere two months with the New York Mets, but within that time frame he went from playing for Arizona with no hopes of making the postseason, to making an appearance in the 2015 World Series.

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The Gospel According to Howie Rose


Howie Rose in the broadcast booth.

Howie Rose is a god amongst men. When the game of baseball is delivered to your ears by the Brooklyn native, it rivals the most passionate of operatic performances.

No, this is not an exaggeration.

Since 1995, Howie Rose has been broadcasting New York Mets games, whether it be radio or television, and has become synonymous with the team from Queens. He is known as an aficionado of Mets history and his passion for the game of baseball exudes in droves when calling play-by-play for his favorite ball club.

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You’ll Always Be One of Us Vic

Vic Black sent out a tweet yesterday letting all his followers know he was going to put up something important. What we would come to find out is he accepted the fact that he would no longer be a member of the New York Mets and wanted to let us know how much he loved playing for our city and the organization.

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Opt-out clause is a black eye for baseball

soap-boxopt-out clause – a clause that permits signatories to a contract to opt out of particular provisions, or to terminate the contract early.

I make no bones about it, I abhor the opt-out clauses that are being given to major league players today. MLB players today make millions of dollars a year and still they ask for and get opt-out clauses in their contracts. What is up with that?

To my way of thinking it is simple out and out GREED on the part of players and their agents. An opt-out clause in a baseball contract makes it totally one sided in favor of the player. The plan probably was originated by an agent that realized that there was more money to be made by negotiating more contracts. The players today have no loyalty to their teams or their fans what so ever and their single focus is putting more money in their pockets. They claim that they are doing all they can for the team but that is all BS, or they wouldn’t bail out of a contract if it was advantageous to them.

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