02.01.06

O’s Sign Relaford, Oberkfell Staying In Norfolk

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The Denver Post reports that Baltimore has signed IF Desi Relaford to a minor league contract. There’s all of Miguel Tejada’s concerns addressed, then.

Minnesota signed Ruben Sierra to a minor league contract yesterday, presumably without a letter of recommendation from Tony La Russa.

The Mets’ International League affiliate Norfolk Tides announced yesterday that Ken Oberkfell will return as manager in 2006, joined by Howard Johnson as hitting coach and Randy Niemann serving as pitching coach.

Marc Perlman points out that Amazon are taking pre-orders on a 9 DVD box set compiling all 7 games of the 1986 World Series. I’m not sure why an 8th or 9th disc is neccessary, but perhaps the extra audio commentary from Rafael Santana just kept going and going. And the documentary on the making of the “Get Metsmerized” 12″ must take up at least 90 minutes.

8 Responses to “O’s Sign Relaford, Oberkfell Staying In Norfolk”

  1. PB says:

    It seems to me the sale of this DVD represents a genuine conflict of interests. How can the Mets expect fans to pay for this box set when this whole series will almost certainly be broadcast ad nausem on their almost certainly starved-for-content, soon-to-be-born network?

  2. CSTB says:

    there’s all sorts of hot programming planned for that network, PB.

    “Keep Your Pants On” — a reality show that captures Leon Lee’s search for gainful employment

    “I’ll Show You The Bronx” – though rejected by the Discovery Channel, this travelogue featurette (Bobby Bo invites trembling reporters to “knock the smile off my face” as he provides a guided tour of NYC’s toughest borough) should fill up valuable late night hours for SNY.

    “The Biggest Loser” – the life and times of former Mets hurler Anthony Young.

  3. Marc says:

    Will I even be able to get the Mets network down here in Austin? I hadn’t even thought of that possibility until just now.

  4. CSTB says:

    pretty unlikely that Austin’s TW Cable will add the channel. Though DirectTV are supposedly going to do so.

    That said, if you spring for the MLB package via whoever your cable provider is, you’ll get almost all of the Mets games, some with the opposition’s feed, many with SNY’s.

    But you’ll miss the season premiere of “Keep Your Pants On”

  5. PB says:

    I was kind of hoping for a 4th of July fireworks spectacular with Vince Coleman.

    Or maybe they should try and shoot for that “Queer Eye” demographic with a show that features players holding press conferences to tell the world they are heterosexual. The only forseeable obstacle to this show’s success is Willie Randolph’s facial hair policy.

  6. Skip Lockwood says:

    At the risk of drawing the abuse spotlight away from Anthony Young, I’m hoping the Metwork shows all those year by year high(low?)light films they used to show during rain delays in the 70′s. There was also a well-made documentary on the 1969 season called The Impossible Dream that was narrated by Lyndsey Nelson that I don’t think has been seen since those rain delays. Caveat on the “well-made”, I was 6 or 7 at the time.

  7. CSTB says:

    they could always bring back “Rain Delay Theatre” with new twist — famous moments from the American theatre as performed by ex-Mets.

    Lenny Dykstra in “Death of A Salesman”, anyone?

  8. Skip Lockwood says:

    How about one of those Lifetime-style docudramas about the Tom Seaver trade? Who gets to play M.Donald Grant and Dick Young?

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