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Ok folks, I'm back in business after my time of Mets mourning, and I'm eager to get started on offseason work. Here's what I have in mind writing-wise for the next few months.

* I will put the wraps on the 2006 Mets season. I will do a walk-off year in review, as I did for 2005. I'm also dabbling with the idea of writing a more all-encompassing Mets Moments Year in Review, but I'm not sure I'm going to do that yet. I also intend to share a thought or two on what it was like to be at Game 7 (the echoes from my cries of anguish still ring in the mens room in Grand Central), and why I blame Carlos Beltran for a piece of lost luggage. I think that it will be very theraputic.

* I will do a thorough examination of the Mets offseason moves and other major baseball stories that shake down this winter, with the primary objective being to provide a walk-off perspective. You may recall that I did this last winter. Some of my most popular pieces have been trade and free agent evaluations

* I will be doing a regular series this winter called "The Best Games I Know." On October 9, I ran a piece listing the 10 best Mets wins against the Cardinals. I am going to continue that series, breaking down the Mets best wins against every NL opponent, as well as their best interleague wins (we'll find a way to include non-World Series games). I don't know how often these will run (possibly weekly). There is a lot of research involved, so bear with me. It will be worth your time to read.

* I will probably continue the "Didja Ever Notice" series. The 20th anniversary of the baseball game that took place on October 25, 1986 passed without me writing anything. I have a link or two to share and will probably have some more thoughts on the subject of Mookie/Buckner etc. in the near future.

* I will be updating the "Table of Contents" link located on the right hand side of your page.

* I am tempted to start up another database from which to cull anecdotes. Right now, the leading compilation candidate is "Mets Home Run Robs." It seems like a good subject because a) They're Amazin' plays b)No one keeps track of them c) They happen a few times a year and d) I'm still wowed, 10 days later, by the Endy Chavez catch (the ultiMet benchmark, pardon the pun). This will require major reader assistance, as "Home Run Robs" are not easy to track. I plan to work from anecdotal evidence that I can find in books, on video, and on the internet, and go from there. So, if you want to send me any information about catches you remember, feel free to do so (

I will be posting several times per week, so keep checking in...


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