The Morning Rat Race

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 16: Manager Buck Showalter #11 of the New York Mets watches from the dugout prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on June 16, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!   Davey Mac here with another action-packed Sports Report for ya!   Devils re-sign a player!   Mets have a collapse!   Football and basketball and more!   But first!

Did you see the Mets’ epic loss yesterday?   Yikes.   It was a disastrous eighth inning that did the team in…and seems to have set off Mets fans.   After the game, tons of Mets supporters took to Twitter to demand that Buck Showalter, the team’s manager, should be fired.



While I understand being frustrated with a team that is very much under-performing at the moment…didn’t Buck just make the playoffs with the Mets last year?   And you want him terminated in year two as the team’s skipper?   Wow!

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 23: Buck Showalter #11 of the New York Mets looks on during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 23, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)



I mean…maybe Mets General Manager Billy Eppler should take some heat here.   Eppler is the one who has constructed this team.   And if they aren’t measuring up to high standards…surely Eppler has to accept some responsibility.

New York Mets Introduce Justin Verlander

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 20: Pitcher Justin Verlander of the New York Mets puts on his new jersey as he stands beside general manager Billy Eppler before he is introduced during a press conference at Citi Field on December 20, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)



In any event, it should be interesting to see what happens to Buck.   Currently, the Mets (with the highest payroll in all of Major League Baseball) are 35 and 42 and are in fourth place in the N.L. East.   We’ll see what happens!

Colorado Rockies v New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 07: Manager Buck Showalter #11 of the New York Mets exchanges words with umpire Marvin Hudson #51 during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on May 07, 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)



  • Yanks Beat Texas

    The Yankees defeated the Rangers yesterday…5 to 3.   Harrison Bader had a big double in the 8th inning that gave the Yanks the lead.   The Yankees improve to 43 and 35.

    Texas Rangers v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 25: Harrison Bader #22 of the New York Yankees drives in two runs with a double in the eighth against the Texas Rangers inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 25, 2023 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Mets Blow Game To Phillies

    The Phillies took down the Mets…7 to 6.   The 8th inning was a nightmare for the Mets…who were leading at the time…but in the 8th the Mets walked three Phillies, hit two of ‘em, and made an error…as all of that lead to the Mets blowing the game.   The Phillies are now 40 and 37.   Meanwhile, the Mets fall to 35 and 42.

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 25: Buck Showalter #11 of the New York Mets and umpire Erich Bacchus #12 speak during the ninth inning of a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on June 25, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Knicks & Hart Look To Make A Deal

    Josh Hart and the New York Knicks have agreed to extend the deadline for his $12.9 million player option until this Thursday.   It was supposed to have been on Saturday at midnight.   This suggests that the Knicks and Hart are working on getting a new deal done.

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Five

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 10: Josh Hart #3 of the New York Knicks shoots the ball against Cody Zeller #44 of the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter in game five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2023 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 10, 2023 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Chiefs' Kelce Goes After Bengals' Chase

    Kansas City Chiefs superstar tight end Travis Kelce says that while he understands Cincinnati Bengals star receiver Ja’Marr Chase wanting to defend his quarterback Joe Burrow…but he shouldn’t be disrespecting Chiefs qb Patrick Mahomes.   Kelce said on his podcast: “Shoutout to Ja’Marr Chase for holding it down for his QB, but don’t you ever disrespect Pat Mahomes, now. If you wanna talk your s—, talk your s—, pimp. Just better back it up.”

    AFC Championship - Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 29: Ja’Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)


  • Devils Re-Sign Haula

    The New Jersey Devils have re-signed Erik Haula to a three-year, $9.45 million contract.   Haula had a solid year with the Devils as he had 14 goals and 41 points in the regular season and added four goals and six points in the postseason as the Devils made their first playoff appearance in five seasons.

    New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils - Game Seven

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – MAY 01: Erik Haula #56 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his third-period goal against the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on May 01, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • That's Today's Davey Mac Sports Report!

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