Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, we did it everybody. Curious Case of Sidd Finch has made it through its first year of existence.

This blog technically started in October of 2010 and averaged just a few page views a day (Thanks, mom).

Since those early days, the site has become a part of Aerys Sports, I was interviewed on the Kult of Mets Personalities (Although, I haven't been asked back, so I'm not sure how well it went), I've added contributors, some of our stories have been linked to on Metsblog, and we've been invited to Mets events.

What a difference a year makes.

I'd like to thank Zach Petersel and Evan Schwartz for their contributions to the site. Both provided opinion and analysis that helped to keep this site alive.

Finally, I'd like to thank the thousands of readers who stopped by to check us out this past year.

Happy New Year, everyone. Let's Go Mets.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mets Fans, What Do You Want To See In 2012?

It's a slow news day, and therefore, I've decided to post a question.

What do you want to see from the Mets in 2012?

Don't be lazy and give me responses like, "New owners," or "Winning the World Series." Those are givens. Get creative.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SHOCKING (Not Really): Mets Don't Want Dickey Climbing Kilimanjaro

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Mets have asked R.A. Dickey to not go ahead with his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The Mets also informed Dickey's agents that if the knuckleballer is injured during his climb, they reserve the right to void the final year of his contract.

None of this should come as a surprise. Any other ball club would do the same.

The 37-year-old is climbing the tallest free-standing mountain on the planet to raise money and awareness for Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that seeks to end sex trafficking in India.

Dickey, along with Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello and Colorado Rockies pitcher Kevin Slowey, will leave on January 4 to begin the trek up the mountain.

Dickey and Co. will be hiking up a mountain which, according to the Wall Street Journal article, is considered to be relatively safe (as safe as a mountain can be to climb, I guess).

Best of luck to all of them.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays From The Mets

Here's a holiday greeting from the Mets.

From all of us here at Curious Case of Sidd Finch, we wish you a happy holiday season.