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.

First pics from Spring Training

Filed Under (Dirty, mrose, The Real Dirty Mets Blog) by mrose on 11-03-2011

Tagged Under : Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, spring training

DirtySanchez of Real Dirty Mets Blog and I attended the Red Sox at Mets game in Port St Lucie on Sunday. In addition to meeting Ted Berg of TedQuarters , we got to see some great action, talk to some Mets players and take some pictures.

Dirty and I will be heading back down this Sunday and more than likely one or both of us will get to a game each weekend throughout the rest of spring training, and likely Opening Weekend in Miami.

We will attempt to report more next week, but I know at least for myself, this has been a busy week in “the real world”, but please enjoy some of the pictures we took here!

Please keep following @nleastchatter and @realdirtymets on twitter for Spring Training updates when we go!

And as always, we can always use writers for this site and all NL East teams, contact

NL East 2009 Season Video Review

Filed Under (Braves Baseball Blog, Centerfield Gate blog, Fish Guts blog, NL East Chatter, Phillies Phandom, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Video Recap) by mrnorthjersey on 10-11-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals

Checkout a Video Review on this year’s NL East teams courtesy of MLB.

Just Click On Your Team’s Thumbnail To Watch Video.

Want to know where your NY Mets are playing this Winter? (Updated)

Filed Under (Mr North Jersey, NL East Chatter, The Real Dirty Mets Blog) by mrnorthjersey on 28-10-2009

Tagged Under : Aguilas Cibaenas, Aguilas de Zulia, Arizona Fall League, Bravos de Margarita, Caneros de los Mochis, Caribes de Anzoategui, Estrellas de Oriente, Gigantes del Cibao, Leones del Caracas, Leones del Escogido, Liga de Beisbol Dominicano, Liga Mexicana del Pacifico, Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional, Navegantes del Magallanes, New York Mets, roster, Surprise Rafters, Tiburones de La Guaira, Tigres del Licey, Tomateros de Culiacan, Toros del Este, Winter League

Here is the list of current NY Mets currently on the rosters of teams participating in the Winter Leagues.

For more on the Mets checkout The Real Dirty Mets Blog.