Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

His pop was met at the ballpark franks

Kyle Snyder at McCoy Stadium last May. Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission.

Kyle Snyder at McCoy Stadium last May. Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission.

And now for the entry you all new would be coming (Cyn’s Edit:  Yes, it actually came earlier but I pulled the entry for various reasons.  Problem is, I liked the piece, LOVE the photo and now have official verification that Kyle has, indeed, signed with the Mets, so here it is again – edited with up to date info!):

For those of you who have been emailing me wondering what Kyle Snyder’s status was, I finally have some news!

MLB STILL has him listed as a non-roster invitee with no team attached to his profile but their “Game Notes” entry today has verified that the reason there was a Kyle Snyder sighting in Port Saint Lucie last week is because he signed a minor league contract with the team.  This is fabulous news and finding out it’s true makes me extremely happy.  Here’s hoping Kyle has a good, INJURY-FREE season with the Mets and Bisons.

It also gives me a reason to wear the Snyder Mets jersey I got off of eBay last week. (Hey, I couldn’t help it. Good price, Kyle’s name on it and the Citifield inaugural season patch on it. Plus it’s black, in my opinion, the best color ever for baseball jerseys!)

So, yes, that means I now proudly own 3 Kyle Snyder jerseys (two Red Sox jerseys: batting practice and road grey and one Mets) and I’ll fight you if you give me crap about it (ask the spelling-challenged dude in Baltimore who wanted to know why I was wearing a Duke Snider Red Sox jersey).

The Bisons play the PawSox at McCoy April 23-26…sounds like as good a time as any for my first trip of the season to Pawtucket.

(Is it bad form to wish various maladies on the Mets starting pitchers to help increase the chances of Kyle’s being put on the 40-man roster and finding his way to Citifield at some point?  Just asking.)


March 8, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , | 2 Comments

Here I&#39m, standing such a fool

Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission

Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission

So yesterday, Mark Wagner, once again, brings the Sox back from the dead and helps propel them to a come from behind win.  Initially I was disappointed that I couldn’t watch Remy and Orsillo call the game but it was worth sitting through the cockiness coming from Gary Thorne and his partner throughout the game (visible on to hear the defeat in their voices when the Sox came back to win it.  I don’t remember his partner’s name (it wasn’t Jim Palmer…was it?  Am I so unfamiliar with Palmer’s voice that it escaped me that it was him?) but once he said early on that the Red Sox had been “trying to get rid of Tim Wakefield for years” I desperately wanted the Red Sox to pound the Orioles into submission.  Not the most rational thought to have during a Spring Training game but there you have it.  I’ve never claimed to be the most rational fan.

This afternoon the Cardinals head to Ft Myers for a 1:05 game and we get Josh Beckett and the promise of Jonathan Papelbon on the mound at some point.  Of course,  unless you’re sitting in the City of Palms Park, you won’t be able to see this given it isn’t on NESN, MLBN, nor carried on the radio/Gameday Audio.  But there is always this, we can “follow live” on’s scoreboard.  So there’s that.

And, hey, look at this:  The New York Mets signed Kyle Snyder to a minor league contract!  Those Bisons/PawSox tickets weren’t purchased in vain after all!

March 8, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , | Leave a comment