October 6, 2008 I watched him grow up from a wee little lad. I knew him well for he was my boss's son. I am truly impressed with his career and his 2008 season. I am so proud of Bobby Parnell. He did grow up in the Salisbury Fire Department. He is a fine young man as well as a great baseball player. I wish for him to have a great 2009 season!
June 1, 2009 Great power arm coming out of the bullpen. Like most young hard throwers he can get quite wild at times. saw him pitch against the red Sox on 5/22/09 and he was overpowering reaching 100mph on the gun (for what thats worth). Looks to have a very bright future. Hopefully the Mets are more patient with him than they were with Heath Bell.
December 28, 2010 Much better in 2010, thanks largely to how the Mets used him. In '09 he'd come in with two on and two out, and hitters knew the fastball was coming. Last year Manuel brought him in at the start of an inning, and he could use all four of his pitches. The changeup is what makes him so effective.
July 12, 2011 Daily News reports Mets are trying to trade KROD, Izzy and Brydak. If that happens will the Mets make Parnell the closer? I hope not. He may throw 100 mph but has no control and always seems to be in trouble. I cannot see Parnell being anything but a middle relief or mop-up type of pitcher.
August 14, 2011 His theme music when enters the game should be "Firestarter" by The Prodigy.
August 14, 2011 It's gotten to the point where they bring in Parnell if they no longer have a desire to win the game.
September 5, 2011 It is not often that you see someone throw 100 MPH with a hangdog expression on his face.
September 9, 2011 I would like to thank the Mets for making me miss Benitez, Franco, Wagner and KRod.