Goodbye Spring training, hello regular season

Filed Under (Braves Baseball Blog, Centerfield Gate blog, Fish Guts blog, mrose, NL East Chatter, NLEC News, Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Real Dirty Mets, The Real Dirty Mets Blog) by mrose on 29-03-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Disney, Howard Megdal, Kenshin Kawakami, Mets Blog, Michael Baron, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, Wide World of Sports

Four weekends, five spring training visits.

This year, with a tight personal life schedule, four of the five visits were to the New York Mets facility in Port St Lucie, Florida.  The New York Mets PR crew was gracious in allowing myself and some from The Real Dirty Mets Blog to have Field Passes to those games.  This allowed us to get a ton of great pictures (album links will be posted later), a couple quick player interactions, and an experience that makes any baseball fan excited for the season, no matter who you root for.

We most recently saw Carlos Beltran participating in a minor league game, playing Right Field and rehabbing his knee.  While watching how he has progressed, we were lucky enough to meet Michael Baron, who writes for MetsBlog and takes fantastic photos (much better than mine), as well as Howard Megdal a fantastic writer for multiple sites. Very enjoyable watching the game and talkin’ baseball with these two.

We made our way back to the main field to see the middle innings of a Mets Spring Training win versus a mainly B squad which traveled for the Braves, but saw some bright spots for the Mets with Emaus, and a cameo by Wilmer Flores late in the game.  He is a big guy! (pictures in album links below)

Finally, we attended another Terry Collins post game and with some help again by Michael Baron, we got a couple more great pics and heard and twitter’d some news regarding the Mets 2B situation at the time.

Not to be missed, I also made a short trip over to Wide World of Sports on Sunday to take in some Phillies and Braves baseball.  The facility is beautiful, although the traffic getting in and out was quite annoying.  Besides seeing Kawakami go for the Braves, who since has been sent to the minors , we saw a fun game and even saw what looked like regular season fan interaction.  Many Phillies fans were quite excited about Spring training play against a minor league pitcher, but hey.. its almost that time, so who can really blame them?

It was a great spring, each weekend filled with great baseball.  I will be heading down to Miami for the opening game of the Mets and Marlins season on Friday as well, armed with my camera, and my phone for some twitter posts.

Here are all the albums from this spring:

March 6, 2011 Red Sox @ Mets

March 13,2011 Cardinals @ Mets

March 19, 2011 Nats @ Mets

March 26,2011 Braves @ Mets

March 26,2011 Phillies @ Braves

I’m also looking forward to another growing year for NLEC and all the blogs underneath it.  With that said, we are still looking for new bloggers for the Marlins and Braves and additional writers for Centerfield Gate, NL East Chatter and Phillies Phandom.  Please contact me at @nleastchatter on twitter.

More Phils injury bad news?

Filed Under (NLEC News, Phillies, Phillies Rumors) by mrose on 25-03-2011

Tagged Under : Brad Lidge, Phillies Phandom, Todd Zolecki

According to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki, Brad Lidge is still experiencing shoulder pain and will begin the season on the DL.  The Phillies are still the favorites to win the NL East and potentially the NL in everyone’s minds, but questions are certainly beginning to pile up.

Check out Phillies Phandom for all your Phillies news and opinions

An NL East Chatter update

Filed Under (Centerfield Gate blog, centerfieldgate.com, NLEC News, Phillies Phandom, Real Dirty Mets) by mrose on 09-03-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Centerfield Gate, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, spring training, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Washington Nationals

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring Training for their teams.  I just want to send a reminder that although we are still in need of Braves and Marlins blogs, our others are going strong.

Please visit Real Dirty Mets for all your Mets News, CenterfieldGate for all Nats, and finally, Phillies Phandom to find out how the NL Favorites are fairing.

NL East Chatter will be getting ramped up again soon with editorials, NL East News and daily recaps when the season starts again.  Until then, watch our reports and pictures from Spring training and please email mrose@nleastchatter.com if you are interested in writing for any of the NL East Chatter blogs!

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Filed Under (NL East Chatter, NLEC News) by mrose on 24-05-2010

Tagged Under : Facebook

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NL East News: Halladay not being moved..

Filed Under (Mets Player News, NLEC News, Phi player news) by mrose on 21-07-2009

Tagged Under : Erika Gilbert, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays

In a tweet from Erika Gilbert , Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi is quoted as saying “I think at this point its probably unlikely that we’ll trade Doc.  We’ve got to be motivated to move him, so we haven’t been highly motivated yet”

Will this slow down the rumor mill? Probably not, and we will probably never know if the Mets “declined” offer was real or what may be going on, but I for one never thought he would be traded in season anyway.

Lets see what happens on this rollercoaster.

NLEC News: Fish Guts Blog Joins the Community

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, NLEC News) by mrose on 16-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, fish guts, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, NL East Chatter, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals

Today at NLEC we welcome the brand new Fish Guts Blog(http://www.nleastchatter.com/fishguts), run by Wally Londo and his boys.  I encourage everyone to at least stop in, say hello and definitely inform any Marlins fans you may have of this new Marlins information source.  The RSS Link has been added to the left sidebar and I will be sure to link to his articles whenever possible.

Welcome aboard!

NLEC News: Phillies Phandom Blog Joins the Community

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, NLEC News) by mrose on 01-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, national league east, New York Mets, NLEastChatter, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Washington Nationals

Today at NLEC we welcome the brand new Phillies Phandom Blog(http://www.nleastchatter.com/philliesphandom), run by Matt Smith.  I encourage everyone to at least stop in, say hello and definitely inform any Phillies fans you may have of this new Phillies information source.  The RSS Link has been added to the left sidebar and I will be sure to link to his articles whenever possible.

Welcome aboard!

Welcome to Phillies Phandom Blog

Welcome to Phillies Phandom Blog