Making Sure Our Mets Friends Are Still Alive

Making Sure Our Mets Friends Are Still Alive

I haven't heard from my two best friends that happen to be Mets fans.  They have yet to return calls.  I hope they're okay.  Crying in a corner, yes, but okay.

On the web, I'm a frequent visitor over at Metsblog.  It's somewhere I usually go to check in on the happenings of the enemy.  But sure, today I might go to see how they react when put in a place we Phillies fans know all to well.

The staff at Page 2 for humorously list ‘Forty-four reasons why the Mets suffered perhaps the greatest collapse in baseball history.’

  • Jimmy Rollins played baseball while Jose Reyes sulked.

…that last one hurts…it hurts because it is true

Ouch.  At least most Mets fans didn't have to encounter the Phanatic recently.

This bit was also particularly enjoyable painful.

…so my wife walks in from work and sees me holding my head up while staring blankly at the laptop, and says, ‘My God, you look awful, are you going to just collapse tonight.’…to which i responded, ‘Yes, but, if you don’t mind, can we not use that word to describe it.’…

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

CLEVELAND — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber's rehab finished just in time for the World Series.

Schwarber will bat fifth and be the designated hitter for the National League champions in Game 1 on Tuesday night against Cleveland's Corey Kluber. Schwarber hasn't played in the majors since tearing ligaments in his left knee on April 7 in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler.

Dallas Cowboys orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper operated 12 days later to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. He was expected to miss the rest of the season but was cleared to return on Oct. 17.

Schwarber played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League, going 1 for 6 with a double and two walks, and flew to Cleveland on Monday.

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel has had surgery on his sore left knee, and the Sixers have not disclosed a timetable for the disgruntled center's return.

Noel has been out since the team's first preseason game. He initially had a left groin strain before experiencing soreness in the knee during rehab, and it was discovered he had an inflamed plica. 

The team is calling the surgery a "minor elective arthroscopic procedure." It was performed in New York by Dr. Riley J. Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Noel eventually will travel to Birmingham, Ala. to rehab with associate clinical director Kevin Wilk at Champion Sports Medicine.

The Sixers expect to have a timetable for his return once Noel returns to Philadelphia. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks. 

This has been a rough preseason for Noel, who hasn't hidden his displeasure with his role on the Sixers' jammed frontcourt. The team has until Oct. 31 to extend his rookie contract but, per a report in the Inquirer earlier this month, the two sides have yet to discuss it.