Episode One: Attack Of The Metsmerized Radio Show!
Good Afternoon Mets Fans!
Tonight at 6:00 PM will be the debut of our Mets Merized Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio.
We have a great one-hour show planned, and we are happy to announce that our first guest will be notable and featured columnist Craig Wolff of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Craig started his career with co-host Stephen Hanks at SPORT Magazine in the late 1970s, when the Mets were in the doghouse. He went on to cover the Mets and NY Rangers for the New York Times, taught journalism at Columbia University and New York University and now is a special feature sports and news writer for the Ledger.
He has recently interviewed all the members of the Mets current front office for an upcoming feature in the paper, and he’ll give us a glimpse and some insight into what the braintrust may be thinking going forward.
Then we’ll talk September callups with MMO’s Minor League Editor, Pete Shapiro, who is back from a day with the Brooklyn Cyclones where he talked to Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini.
We’ll have some time to take live callers and even field a question or two from Twitter from Metsmerized Fan Correspondent, Satish Ram.
Join us and Lets Get Metsmerized!
Listen to our show here on our Metsmerized Radio Show Page.
Original Post 8/28
Hi everyone, I’m writing this post to share some exciting news with you as I officially announce the much anticipated debut of the Metsmerized Radio Show.
The show is set to debut this Thursday and every Thursday after that in the 6:00 PM EST time slot.
Metsmerized Radio is something that has been on and off the table for about three years. But finally, after some extensive research on the part of many, and the opportunity arising to make it all happen, we took the proverbial plunge back in July and have been working diligently to develop a product that was a winner and that would be sustainable. (Hey, where have I heard that before?)
What will make Metsmerized Radio stand out is that right from the beginning we wanted to be sure that it would be something refreshingly different. Every radio show begins and ends with the hosts and after much consideration, we put together a team that is vibrant, knowledgeable, passionate and unafraid to be daring.
Our two co-hosts come from two vastly different eras in Metsdom and they are Matthew Falkenbury who you all know from the Daily Stache, and Stephen Hanks, a longtime magazine editor and former owner of New York Sports magazine back in the eighties. Stephen lived through the two miracles of 1969 and 1986 and what it took to build those teams, while Matt anxiously thirsts to see a championship of his own. Together, their contrasting styles make for some solid debate each week as they tackle the never-ending supply of Mets news and drama.
The one hour show will also feature a regular segment on the Mets minor league’s from MMO Minor League Editor, Pete Shapiro. Pete will share his extensive knowledge on all the prospects whom he meets regularly as he travels to see them either at home or on the road. This week in particular, Pete will be reporting on his visit with the Cyclones as he spends the day talking with the manager, coaches and of course the players like Kevin Plawecki and Brandon Nimmo.
No show would be complete without you, the listeners. and each week will feature live callers as Matt and Stephen tackle your every question and concern about the team and the players,.as we make you an active and engaging part of our show’s dynamic. That total fan concept that makes MMO the thriving community that it is will be a big part of each broadcast.
We will also field a couple of questions from the Mets Twitterverse as MMO’s Fan Correspondent, Satish Ram, stretches out his social media limbs to bring the show some added depth from a whole other Mets world that almost has a life of its own.
Each week will also feature a Special Guest who can bring some additional insights on the latest Mets news and happenings, and for our debut show we are honored to have Mark Simon from ESPN joining us. Mark, a lifelong Mets fan that needs no introduction, is the widely popular Stats & Information Research Specialist for ESPN and a Mets Historian as well. His out of the box insights and unique perspectives are always a refreshing departure from the usual commentary you see everywhere else, and it will be fun to hear his thoughts as the Mets’ season winds down.
*** We had initially planned to have ESPN’s Mark Simon on, but something came up last minute and we’ll have him on in a couple of weeks instead.
We are also planning a special 90 minute show right after that, when we expect to have Adam Rubin on as our featured guest, as well as the Blog Father Matt Cerrone. That will be quite a show.
So there’s a brief introduction into what I know will be a show you won’t want to miss, and we invite all of you to listen live or replay our podcasts which will be made available on the DailyStache.net and MetsmerizedOnline.com shortly after every show.
It’s gonna be a blast!
Are You Ready To Get Metsmerized?!?!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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