Archive for September, 2013

Bobby V: No Way Commissioner Or Anyone Else Was Keeping Us From Wearing Those Hats

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Bobby V: No Way Commissioner Or Anyone Else Was Keeping Us From Wearing Those Hats

Bobby Valentine was a guest on WFAN this afternoon and reflected on the events of 9/11 and what led to the team taking the field while wearing the first responder hats. “It was really emotional, you know, and it was filled with symbolic gestures,” Valentine said. “It started in Pittsburgh, when Robin Ventura and Jay […]

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Remembering and Honoring September 11

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Remembering and Honoring September 11

Time does not heal all wounds. The pain of what happened on September 11th, 2001 has not subsided. We can put the tragedy of what took place on that day in the back of our minds, but we can never put it out of our hearts. Every single day, Americans are still dying because of […]

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Don’t Overlook Wilfredo Tovar For Mets’ Future Shortstop

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Don’t Overlook Wilfredo Tovar For Mets’ Future Shortstop

A recent Bleacher Report post listed the 2013 New York Met All-Prospect team. At shortstop, Bleacher Report tabbed Gavin Cecchini as this years Met shortstop of the future. Don’t get me wrong, this is not intended to be a knock on Cecchini. As a number one draft selection, Cecchini automatically gains recognition as a highly […]

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Last Night, Miami Students Chalked A Tribute To 9/11 Outside Citi Field

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Last Night, Miami Students Chalked A Tribute To 9/11 Outside Citi Field

Late Tuesday evening, a group of Miami Ad School students spray chalked a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks at Citi Field. Mets fans exiting the subway will be greeted with an over twenty-foot rendition of the home team’s logo, but with a poignant addition to the skyline: the silhouette of the twin […]

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MMO Flashback: We Rebuild, But We Never Forget

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MMO Flashback: We Rebuild, But We Never Forget

The fires are long extinguished, the debris has been cleared from the streets, the rebuilding is well underway at Ground Zero, but the wounds are very much still open. 9/11 is a day that is still very heavy on the hearts of every New Yorker, and every American. One is hard pressed to find anyone […]

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Mets GM Praises Allan Dykstra Who Becomes A Free Agent This Winter

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Mets GM Praises Allan Dykstra Who Becomes A Free Agent This Winter

After a season in which Allan Dykstra put together a .274/.436/.503 line with a career-high 21 home runs and 82 RBIs for the Binghamton Mets, the first baseman/designated hitter is eligible to be a minor league free agent this winter. In his third year of Eastern League action since the Mets acquired him from the San Diego […]

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say […]

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Nationals vs Mets: Wheeler Tries To Stop Slide, Mets Remember 9/11

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Nationals vs Mets: Wheeler Tries To Stop Slide, Mets Remember 9/11

Nationals at Mets • 7:10 PM Zack Wheeler (7-4, 3.38) vs Dan Haren (8-13, 5.23) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B Lucas Duda – 1B Josh Satin – 3B Matt den Dekker – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Ruben Tejada – SS Zack Wheeler – RHP Game Preview The Mets did better last night than […]

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Japanese Phenom Masahiro Tanaka Will Likely Bolt For MLB After Season

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Japanese Phenom Masahiro Tanaka Will Likely Bolt For MLB After Season

Brett Bull of the New York Times reports that 24-year old Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka, who improved to 20-0 on the season after a 3-2 complete game victory last night, will request to be posted for Major League Baseball at the end of this season. News media outlets in Japan are suggesting that Tanaka […]

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Parnell Has Successful Surgery To Repair Herniated Disk

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Parnell Has Successful Surgery To Repair Herniated Disk

Before tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals, the Mets announced that closer Bobby Parnell had surgery to repair the herniated disk in his neck. The procedure was performed by renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins in California. Dr. Robert Watkins has treated more professional athletes with spinal injuries than any other surgeon in the world. […]

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