New York Mets 2019 Preview – Second Base

The New York Baseball Mets
This isn’t the first time the Mets have tried to plug a veteran star at 2nd. Unfortunately, this is a team philosophy they won’t break. It’s like the Wilpons always say - “If at first you don’t succeed, try the same thing again until something breaks”. Remember, this only seems like a retread of the 1B article because it is. Way back in 2002, when Bloggin Hood was still young, spry and not nearly as cynical, the Mets stunk. Some things never change. After a surprising run to the World Series in 2000, the Mets regressed to being a bottom feeder yet again. Former team cornerstone Edgardo Alfonzo left after the 2001 season, never to be heard from again (basically). The Mets needed an answer at the position. Enter Roberto…
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New York Mets 2019 Preview – First Base

The New York Baseball Mets
First base is a position where one of the team’s best hitters usually resides. Typically a lefty, a lot of poor fielders play first to keep their bats in the lineup and their glove out of the way. Don’t tell this to Keith Hernandez though. If you do, you’ll hear a impassioned speech about the fundies for about 3 innings. To be fair, even if you don’t mention it, Keith will still give you the same speech. The Mets’ solution to the first baseman puzzle has traditional been to sign declining veterans for an absorbent amount of money. I remember back in the early 2000s, the Mets signed Mo Vaughn. In the Subway series, Vaughn hit the longest homer I’ve ever seen. The ball was traveling upwards when it bounced…
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New York Mets 2019 Preview – Catcher

The New York Baseball Mets
Years ago, catcher was a proud and majestic position. These iron men would don heavy equipment and squat for 2 hours a day for 140 games. They would catch small, hurled projectiles traveling well above 90 miles per hour. Often, catchers would be involved in dangerous collisions with base runners, potentially ending their career on any given play. They also were expected to hold their own with a bat, limping around the bases on shoddy knees and feet. But hey, in the 40s they didn’t make a livable salary, so it was certainly all worth it. Today, the iron man catcher is all but extinct, except for Salvador Perez, but he’s a Royal, so who cares? Catchers barely crack the 110 games played mark. Some of the important defensive capabilities…
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New York Mets 2019 Preview – Intro

The New York Baseball Mets
As many of us struggle adjusting to daylight savings time, waking up an hour later then we should (is that just me?), another marquee date looms. No, not tax day. You're probably screwed if you're still trying to put together taxes. No, I'm talking about baseball, America's past time. Ok, you got me. Baseball is no longer America's past time. Nobody gives even the smallest shit about the “sport”. Football reigns king. Fantasy football is the second biggest sport in America, and I don't think it's that close. Afterwards, you have some combination of Basketball, E-Sports, and watching whiny Youtubers play shooting games. If we're considering the world, Soccer would reign first, and fantasy football would be bumped out, unless it's spelled futbol. Seriously, why did we name American Football,…
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Smash Ultimate Review – Mewtwo

Smash Brothers
Welcome to the Smash Ultimate Character Review. In this series, brought to you by no one because who would sponsor this, Bloggin Hood will review each character in Smash Ultimate, a daunting task for anyone without a crippling addiction for Nintendo products. This series will review important topics like best costume, taunt, and the most stylish moves in the character's arsenal to embarrass opponents. It'll also discuss less important topics, like best moves, character strength and weaknesses,a and overall playstyle. If you survive the boring stuff, you'll know just how to play to be the biggest baller online with a Kill Death Ratio at -3. This all comes from a casual player's mindset. Whle I'm not a button mashing new player with no concept of the shield button and I…
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Smash Ultimate Review – Wario

Smash Brothers
Welcome to the Smash Ultimate Character Review. In this series, brought to you by no one because who would sponsor this, Bloggin Hood will review each character in Smash Ultimate, a daunting task for anyone without a crippling addiction for Nintendo products. This series will review important topics like best costume, taunt, and the most stylish moves in the character's arsenal to embarrass opponents. It'll also discuss less important topics, like best moves, character strength and weaknesses, and overall play style. If you survive the boring stuff, you'll know just how to play to be the biggest baller online with a Kill Death Ratio at -3. This all comes from a casual player's mindset. While I'm not a button mashing new player with no concept of the shield button and…
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Smash Ultimate Review – Ness

Smash Brothers
Welcome to the Smash Ultimate Character Review. In this series, brought to you by no one because who would sponsor this, Bloggin Hood will review each character in Smash Ultimate, a daunting task for anyone without a crippling addiction for Nintendo products. This series will review important topics like best costume, taunt, and the most stylish moves in the character's arsenal to embarrass opponents. It'll also discuss less important topics, like best moves, character strength and weaknesses, and overall play style. If you survive the boring stuff, you'll know just how to play to be the biggest baller online with a Kill Death Ratio at -3. This all comes from a casual player's mindset. While I'm not a button mashing new player with no concept of the shield button and I…
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Smash Ultimate Review – Incineroar

Smash Brothers
Welcome to the Smash Ultimate Character Review. In this series, brought to you by no one because who would sponsor this, Bloggin Hood will review each character in Smash Ultimate, a daunting task for anyone without a crippling addiction for Nintendo products. This series will review important topics like best costume, taunt, and the most stylish moves in the character's arsenal to embarrass opponents. It'll also discuss less important topics, like best moves, character strength and weaknesses, and overall play style. If you survive the boring stuff, you'll know just how to play to be the biggest baller online with a Kill Death Ratio at -3. This all comes from a casual player's mindset. While I'm not a button mashing new player with no concept of the shield button and…
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Smash Ultimate Review – Wolf

Smash Brothers
Welcome to the Smash Ultimate Character Review. In this series, brought to you by no one because who would sponsor this, Bloggin Hood will review each character in Smash Ultimate, a daunting task for anyone without a crippling addiction for Nintendo products. This series will review important topics like best costume, taunt, and the most stylish moves in the character's arsenal to embarrass opponents. It'll also discuss less important topics, like best moves, character strength and weaknesses, and overall play style. If you survive the boring stuff, you'll know just how to play to be the biggest baller online with a Kill Death Ratio at -3. This all comes from a casual player's mindset. While I'm not a button mashing new player with no concept of the shield button and…
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Smash Character Review – Bowser

Everyday Life Rants
In the Nintendo universe, seemingly everyone who’s evil is a so called king. Honestly, it’s overplayed. We have Ganondorf, such a smug asshole he’s the king of evil. Nice empire to rule over, douchebag. There’s King K Rool, who is the king of the kremlins. I think. It’s pretty unclear, and later he becomes a pirate and a Frankenstein monster. That’s not good. Marth is probably a king, and all the other characters from Fire Emblem are lords. They may not seem evil, but remember the series has 7 character slots and might get DLC. Banjo and Gene fans definitely vilify these characters. Overall, it’s a played out title. We all know there’s only one true king - King Dedede. Bow to the king and respect his authority. Part of…
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