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March 28, 2005
  
MetsGeek.com Mission Statement
by: Eric Simon on Mar 28, 2005 12:01 AM | Filed under: Articles

Welcome to MetsGeek.com!

What is a geek? Back in high school, a geek was an association you (well, I) desperately wanted to avoid, even if you were, in fact, a huge geek. While not quite as inept or clumsy as a dork, and perhaps lacking the superior, girl-repelling intellect of a nerd, a geek definitely carved out a little niche for himself. That niche typically consisted of a severe wedgie and little-to-no lunch money. Despite the best efforts of high school football players around the world, geeks have gone on to build software empires, create investment banking monoliths, and, more recently, figure out new ways to successfully run a professional baseball team.

We are all of us geeks. We are baseball fans and we are Mets fans. Within these pages, we present for your daily consumption our thoughts, analysis, insights, emotions, ramblings, musings, and everything else that comes with being a fan of New York Mets baseball, and of baseball in general. In the coming days, months, and hopefully years, our mission is to consistently deliver the best Mets writing the internet has to offer. It’s a lofty goal, no doubt, as we are all well aware of the wealth of great writers the Mets’ fanbase has to offer.

We will be bringing you insight and opinions from a myriad of baseball minds. Today we have an interview with Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record and ESPN.com. Later in the week we’ll have saber-guru and internet cult hero MGL give us his take on the Mets’ offseason from a statistical point-of-view. Down the road a bit we’ll be featuring guest columnists, more interviews, and daily commentary from our own team of writers.

So sit back and enjoy yourself, folks. The site is brand new, so we may experience a few growing pains here and there as we get acclimated. If you notice that something isn’t working correctly, shoot me an e-mail and we’ll try to get it fixed up as soon as possible. All content here is comment-able, which means everything we write is open to public discussion and debate. Keep it clean, keep it smart, and above all else, keep it geeky.

Eric Simon


13 Responses to “MetsGeek.com Mission Statement”

  1. Comment posted by Blackfish on March 28, 2005 at 12:40 am (#76)

    Congratulations, Eric, and to everyone else here at MetsGeek! Mets fans needed a place like this, and I’m thrilled that you all have answered the call. I’m sure this will be a regular stop for my internet browser.

  2. Comment posted by Blue on March 28, 2005 at 1:51 am (#77)

    Very nice work so far. I really like what I’ve read.

  3. Comment posted by Rene R. on March 28, 2005 at 8:23 am (#79)

    Hello Guys & wish you the best…Hey I was wondering if you guys could discuss what you think is the best Mets lineup for this year…

    Since it has come out today that Cammy dosn’t like the 8th hole & Big Willy hit Wright 8th yesturday, i’m kind of up in the air regarding our lineup. Willy says that the lineup isn’t set yet but we are 6 days from the start of the season.

    I think that the lineup should be as follows:

    Reyes
    Wright
    Beltran
    Piazza
    Floyd
    Minky
    Cammy
    Kaz

    Wright is just a great contact hitter for hit & runs & kaz K’s to much…but then what do I know??? be good guys & good luck.

  4. Comment posted by Damien Heath on March 28, 2005 at 8:30 am (#80)

    I’d go…

    Reyes
    Matsui
    Beltran
    Piazza
    Wright
    Floyd
    Cameron
    Mientkiewicz

    Wright’s out future cleanup hitter, I don’t think there’s much doubt about that. But I have said before that I don’t mind Piazza hitting fourth for the remainder of his contract. I think he’ll have a big season.

  5. Comment posted by Michael Oliver on March 28, 2005 at 10:52 am (#83)

    Awww shit. Article coming out on this one in a few days.

    Patience young grasshopper. MetsGeek.com has it all covered. Maybe not well, but it will be covered.

  6. Comment posted by Jeffrey on March 28, 2005 at 10:57 am (#84)

    Thanks for setting up the site, it looks great and is definitely on my list of sites to check daily. As a general comment about the site, what about creating a forum in case visitors want to discuss a topic that isn’t covered in one of the articles/blog entries already posted on the site?

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  8. Comment posted by Eric Simon on March 28, 2005 at 11:49 am (#86)

    what about creating a forum in case visitors want to discuss a topic that isn’t covered in one of the articles/blog entries already posted on the site?

    There are already so many Mets forums out there that we would be hesitant to create yet-another one. If there’s enough interest, though, we could create an “Open Thread” section that could feature an open thread every day for people to discuss whatever they want. Would that fit the bill?

  9. Comment posted by Mike Marino on March 28, 2005 at 1:49 pm (#88)

    Well this was a nice surprise to find this morning.

    Great looking site fellas, and quite an ensemble cast.

    Best of luck!

  10. Comment posted by Andy on March 28, 2005 at 5:43 pm (#90)

    Reyes
    Wright
    Beltran
    Piazza
    Floyd
    Matsui
    Cameron
    Mientkiewicz

    Definetly need Wright and his OBP up top in the lineup especially to counter Jose and his OBP.

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  12. Comment posted by pj on March 28, 2005 at 8:15 pm (#93)

    Piazza won’t be in the lineup everyday, so we’ll see the future when Mike is on the bench. i hope the lineup looks something like this:

    Reyes
    Matsui
    Wright
    Beltran
    Floyd
    Cameron
    Minky
    Castro

    Wright will get his swings with runners on base and Willy will see the wisdom in moving Wright up to the two-spot and Kaz down to 6-7 by mid-May

  13. Comment posted by LifeLongMetsfan on March 29, 2005 at 1:28 am (#100)

    Just Found You guys via a tip over at NYFS…Great job like what I see …agree that a forum section is probably needed…just added you to bookmarks and keep up the great work
    And Damn I cant wait for opening day LETS GO METS!

  14. Comment posted by TheOldBreed on March 29, 2005 at 6:25 am (#104)

    This is just what Mets’ fans needed. Looking forward to reading about the trials and tribulations of Metsfandom!

  15. Comment posted by Skooter on March 29, 2005 at 3:42 pm (#119)

    Keep up the good work boys. I’ve read many of you individually, and now I have one convenient place to go.

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