Archive for June, 2013

Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

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Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

I noticed a few things during Zack Wheeler’s start I’d like to point out. A few things impressed me and there are some things that are noteworthy after doing some research: Of Wheeler’s seven strikeouts, six were swinging and it was only the opposing pitcher that took a called third strike. All seven third strikes […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

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Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

So all of a sudden these strangely colored orbs are appearing all over our great city. Have you come across any of them? Most of you have probably seen this one, which stands outside the Mets Shop at Citi Field, but what about all the others? Here’s a map of where all these forbidden fruits […]

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Mets Have Inked Their Top 14 Draft Picks

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Mets Have Inked Their Top 14 Draft Picks

L.J. Mazzilli and his dad Lee before the Cyclones game on Wednesday 2013 draftees, second baseman L.J. Mazzilli and first baseman Matthew Oberste have already hit the ground running for the Low-A Brooklyn Cyclones. Both are batting .375 (3-for-8) as the Clones begin their short season this week. Meanwhile, first-round pick Dominic Smith singled in his […]

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Marcum Can’t Find Win Column As Mets Fall To Braves 5-3

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Can’t Find Win Column As Mets Fall To Braves 5-3

The Mets lost in Atlanta by a score of 5-3 tonight at Turner Field, evening the 5-game series at two games apiece heading into tomorrow’s rubber match. Shaun Marcum pitched for the Mets and battled through the first few innings before being burned by a 3-run home run off the bat of Chris Johnson. Freshly […]

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MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

Just before the season started, Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing, was kind enough to send me out a copy of his new book, The Happiest Recap : First Base 1962-1973. It’s the first of four volumes chronicling the rich fifty year history of the New York Mets, told only the way you would expect from […]

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Cyclones Wear Special Jerseys To Honor Areas Affected By Sandy

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Wear Special Jerseys To Honor Areas Affected By Sandy

Even with the new turf field, Brooklyn Cyclones’ opening night was postponed due to rain. But even so, the players wore special blue jerseys to honor the area of the metro area affected by Hurricane Sandy. Instead of the player’s name, the words “Breezy Point,” “East Rockaway ” and Coney Island, as well as the […]

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Mateo Had Tommy John Surgery This Week

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mateo Had Tommy John Surgery This Week

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, Mets prospect Luis Mateo had Tommy John Surgery this week after making just four appearances this season. This feels like it’s coming out of left field…It’s not as surprising as I make it seem because injury experts were actually expecting him to have TJ surgery at the time […]

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Atlanta Braves Broadcaster Shows Little Class During Matt Harvey At Bat

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Atlanta Braves Broadcaster Shows Little Class During Matt Harvey At Bat

This is just something I noticed during the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader. During Matt Harvey‘s at bat in the top of the third, an Atlanta Braves broadcaster made a comment in bad taste. Here’s the clip. For those of unable to play video at work or office, what Braves announcer Joe Simpson said was that […]

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Wilmer Flores: It’s Time For Another MLB Debut

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores: It’s Time For Another MLB Debut

The Mets offense at the big league level has been pathetic recently. Actually, pathetic is probably the nice way to put it. Their inability to do anything at the plate was once again highlighted in last night’s affair, as Dillon Gee drove in the only run of the game for New York in their heartbreaking […]

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Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

It is official… The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith who signed his contract today at Port St. Lucie where he has been working out. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. The Mets reportedly […]

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