Just over three weeks until the regular season begins, the New York Mets finally have their pre and post-game radio host.
Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.
Tuesday night's 100-97 victory by the New York Knicks over the Brooklyn Nets was a game the Knicks had no business winning, and the Nets had no business losing.
The New York Mets held a holiday party for 100 local children on Tuesday, and it somehow turned into a public-relations crisis.
The Brooklyn Nets, who began the season with 11 wins in 15 games, are now looking for answers after losing four straight games.
It has been a complicated year for Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets, though Lin's 38-point haul in Monday night's 134-126 loss to the San Antonio Spurs may clarify things somewhat.
The ownership group's dire need for money, which they would get more of through ticket sales in 2013 by keeping Dickey, appears to be the only real argument for keeping him without an extension.
It was misleading, it turns out, when the New York Knicks crushed the Miami Heat by 20 points on the road without Carmelo Anthony.
The New York Mets and New York Yankees don't make many deals with one another.
When the New York Mets agreed to pay Jason Bay the $21 million left on his contract not to play for them, it was hard to imagine he'd earn much more from another team to actually play for them.
Entering Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat, a shocking 112-92 win, it was still theoretically possible to downplay the impressive start to the season from the New York Knicks.
Back in October, New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson described urgency in his desire to resolve the situations of David Wright and R.A. Dickey, the team's two best players, each with a year remaining on their contracts.