week in review

The Week Some News Broke During a Mets Game

Those watching the Mets-Phillies game on Sunday night — and doing so without flipping channels or checking Twitter — learned the news of Osama bin Laden’s death from ESPN’s Dan Shulman, who made the announcement after the conclusion of the eighth inning. Then as Phillies fans got word of the news — you’d likely switched stations by this point — chants of “USA, USA” went up inside Citizens Bank Park. The Mets would win the game in the fourteenth inning, though Mets bloggers had plenty to write about besides Ronny Paulino’s five-hit night. But what happened this week that didn’t involve a reasonable decision by MLB Advanced Media?

The Yankees dropped three of four in Detroit. Meanwhile, we predicted when Derek Jeter would get his 3,000th hit.

The Mets lost two of three to the Giants, in a week that may have marked the true beginning of Jose Reyes trade-buzz season. Meanwhile, we learned that Terry Collins isn’t wild about baseball’s paternity-leave rules.

We watched Zach Randolph excel in the NBA Playoffs, and watched the Capitals get swept in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Rex Ryan showed up everywhere.

We took a look back, yearbook-style, at the 2010–11 Knicks.

And we spoke to Faith and Fear in Flushing’s Jason Fry about no-hitters and what he’ll do if a Met ever throws one.

That’s it for us. Have a great weekend.

The Week Some News Broke During a Mets Game