When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first. To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]
Currently a college student, Andrew’s been a Mets fan since he was seven years old. When he was nine, his parents cruelly moved into Phillies country, subjecting him to an entire childhood of obnoxious abuse. His fondest Mets memory involves Endy Chavez’s making a catch; his most painful involves Luis Castillo flubbing one.
I have been a die-hard Mets fan for as long as I can remember. When I'm not watching the Mets at the stadium or on TV, I'm writing about them; and when I'm not writing about them, I'm thinking about them. I have never lived more than 45 minutes away from Shea Stadium or Citi Field. I go to 20-25 games a year; and that's without any packs or plans! Follow Me on Twitter @hocho99!
I've been following the Mets since 1962. Have to admit I was a Yankee fan as a kid, but I found it to be so much more interesting to see how a young team could build itself up rather than following a team where the season didn't really begin until October. I remember them all - Casey, Marv, ChooChoo, Don Bosch, The Stork, etc. As the years went on, I became more and more of a Mets fan, and a Yankee hater once Steinbrenner and Billy Martin entered the picture.After retiring, I relocated with my family from Long Island to Chapel Hill, NC in 2005. I spend a lot of my time now checking out all the various Mets blogs. Fortunately, I still get to watch almost all of the Mets games (except those that are blacked out here).
Bill is a journalist living in Miami with more than 10 years of experience covering a wide range of sports with baseball ranking as his favorite. He was born and raised in Albany, N.Y. and has worked at newspapers and websites in New York, Georgia and Florida. Despite watching Bernie Williams and Brien Taylor shine for the Albany-Colonie Yankees, he remained a Mets fan through those dark ages in Flushing known as the early to mid-1990s. Help is on the way!
Clayton, a Long Island native and die-hard Mets fan, started writing online about three years ago. He is currently a Journalism major with a minor in Broadcasting at Seton Hall University. Although very disappointed with the current state of the team, Clayton remains hopeful that the young prospects in the farm system will bring the Mets back to a respected franchise in baseball once again. Besides writing for MMO, Clayton is also a staff member at 89.5 WSOU, Seton Hall's modern active rock radio station.You can contact Clayton by following him on Twitter: @Clayton_Collier or E-mailing him at MaybeNextYearMets@yahoo.com
Graduate of Marist College with a degree in Sports Communication and Public Relations. Aspires to work in baseball operations and bring winning back to Queens. Classic baseball fan. True to the orange and blue.
Christina Montana is a 21-year-old senior at the University of Florida. She's currently finishing up her BA in English/Creative Writing, with a minor in Anthropology. Among her passion for writing is an undying faithfulness to the only baseball team she's ever cheered for: the New York Mets.
I'm a 16 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment. Follow me on Twitter @UpAlongFirst
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and I am a lifelong Mets fan. I am a Executive Editor for MetsMinors.Net and Senior Editor for this great site. Follow as our writers keep you informed on what is happening with the Stars of Tomorrow. You can follow me on Twitter @DAConde24
I’ve been a die-hard Mets fan for 30 years. When I’m not watching Mets baseball, I’m talking or blogging about it. My favorite Mets story is about the bottom of the 10th, Game 6, ‘86 series. The Kid, Kevin Mitchell, & Ray Knight all said the same thing, verbatim, at 1B. “I wasn’t making the last out of this f’n World series.”
I'm a lawyer who hails from and lives in Germany, and have been an avid Mets fan since 1984. I enjoyed rooting for Doc Gooden & David Cone back then. Spent a long time in German Baseball as a board member for the Bonn Capitals (German 1st League team) from 1994 through 2006 and can claim that I've watched Mets farm hand C Kai Gronauer and pretty much every other German born prospect (like Max Kepler or Donald Lutz) in live action far before they became prospects. I follow and watch the Mets and other MLB games via internet TV. Also a big soccer fan (like most Germans).
Lifelong Mets fan since 1972. I'm a Queens native who grew up in the shadows of Big Shea. I was a huge Craig Swan, Dave Magadan and John Olerud fan. Honored to be a part of such a great site for Mets fans. Ya Gotta Believe!
A lifelong Mets fan, Dylan Blanke-White currently attends Drew University and works as a sports writer for their newspaper. He lives in Manhattan.
Ed Leyro was hatched in the Bronx, but spent most of his youth in Queens at Shea Stadium. Apparently, all that time spent at Mets games paid off as Ed met his wife (The Coop) for the first time at Citi Field during its inaugural season. Guess the 2009 season was good for something after all. In addition to his work at Mets Merized Online, Ed also owns, operates and is head janitor at Studious Metsimus, where he shares blogging duties with Joey Beartran. For those not in the know, Joey is a teddy bear dressed in a Mets hoodie. Clearly, Studious Metsimus is not your typical Mets blog.
Proud lifelong Met fan who has a passing resemblance to Rusty Staub and is a purveyor of Mo Vaughn jokes as well as the writer of "This Day In Mets Infamy". You can follow me on Twitter at @lagranderusty.
Share your opinions with over 25,000 daily readers on MMO and write your own Fan Shot. If we like what we read, we'll feature you on our front page with the rest of of our great content. Simply email us at GetMetsmerized@aol.com and we'll take care of the rest. Then you can tell your all your friends and family that you were published on Mets Merized Online - the #1 Mets Fan Site on the web!
Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.
Gregg lives on Long Island, and has been a Mets fan since Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose slugged it out in the 1973 playoffs. "Keith Hernandez is the best defensive first baseman to ever have played baseball."
Don't sleep when the Mets lose, the world is perfect when they win. Often feels like I care more about the Mets' success than their owners. Doug Flynn was my first favorite Met and Mike Piazza was the best favorite Met.
A die-hard Mets fan with a strong background in statistics who grew up going to Shea with his Dad, often arguing over lineup changes, bullpen moves, and everything else that makes a father and son's bond with their baseball team special. He has his own blog focusing on New York sports named Over the Whitestone. And he contributes regularly to Beyond the Box Score.
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who started blogging in 2009 after yet another excruciating season. I come from an extended family of loyal Mets fans. As a kid in the late 90's, the run with Piazza and Co. really hooked me. I am confident we will see a Championship in this decade. You can reach me @jasoncronk on twitter.
Born in Queens and raised in the Bronx, Xtreem grew up in a family of Mets fans with a father who worked for the New York Parks Department and had a box at Shea. Thus, it begun. With a degree in Broadcast Journalism and bylines in publications from the New Haven Register to the Key West Citizen, Xtreem has experience in a variety of formats and topics. He is thrilled to be given the chance to lend his name to MMO.
Not much to say other than I am here for the same reason you all are here. To talk, think, read, and write about the greatest game on earth. I was a Mets fan as a kid before taking some time off, but I am back again and more excited about the future than ever. I am also a writer covering the Buffalo Sabres for The Hockey Writers
Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He recently earned a Master's degree in Journalism at Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Click my name to view my personal website.
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 and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
I'm just your regular Joe. Staff writer @ Metsmerizedonline.com. Happily married and a father to a baby girl. I attended my first Met game at the ripe old age of 3 where my father scored a foul ball and had it signed by Lee Mazzilli, Joe Torre and Joe Pignataro. It was my Holy Grail - 'till I buried it in the backyard. I have my own website where you can read my drivel at your leisure @ www.thespectorsector.net
MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.
I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I covered the Baltimore Orioles for eight years and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and the Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.
My name is Jacob Resnick. I was the 2011 New York Mets Kidcaster and I worked on the show Kids Clubhouse in 2012. Follow my blog at Mets Mumblings. Follow me on Twitter @Jacob_Resnick
My name is John Strubel and I have been a Mets fan since 1972. Professionally, I have been a working member of the media since 1987. In addition to media relations and broadcast work for the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays minor league affiliates, my career spans 25 years in the radio industry as a on-air personality, program director and sports-talk show host. You can reach me at email@example.com or on Twitter @johnstrubel
Kirk is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan. He's recently taken to blogging and enjoys following prospects and frequenting minor league games. You can follow him on Twitter @KirkC_.
I’ve been a Met fan since August 1969 when a fire resulted in the Red Cross placing my family on the 6th floor of a building in Willets Point. I could see Shea from our balcony and I knew something big was going on. I followed them through the dark years and the resurgence of the 80’s only (sadly) to miss the fall of 86 because I was in Boot Camp. I've been serving penance ever since in Minnesota where I'm an SLP. I've written a lot about the Mets in an effort to share with my kids (and anyone else who might listen), a sporting tradition that made much of my childhood worthwhile. Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewBalasis
My time with MMO began in July of 2009 when I wrote a Fan Post defending Omar Minaya (before it was cool to do that.)I grew up a Mets fan with the mid 1980's teams. My favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman.When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, I like to think I meet in the middle. I believe thinking of new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the same way has not produced results. However, I think over-thinking certain situations can get you into trouble.I'm excited for the new regime, because I believe they have pieces in place to focus on several aspects of the Mets organization. I've waited this long for a World Series, waiting a few more years for another chance isn't going to kill me.
One of MMO's senior editors and resident prospect expert. Still lacing them up and flattening baseballs in the HVNABA. Former All-Conference collegiate player with numerous professional tryouts under his belt. Also covered the Mets, Cubs, and MLB Prospects as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Just launched NY-Rivals.com - a website where Mets and Yankees fans can discuss New York Baseball. You can follow Mitch on Twitter - @firstpitchmitch.
Peter grew up in Brewster, NY and has been a Mets fan as long as he can remember. He moved to Massachusetts when he was 8 years old and despite the multitude of Red Sox fans influencing him, he has remained loyal. He is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Kinesiology, hoping to eventually receive a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. You can follow Peter on twitter here: https://twitter.com/panselmo93
Peter Kratzel became a Mets fan during the Miracle 1969 season and have supported them through thick and thin, even staying up all night to watch games when I lived in Scotland for 6 years. I’ll try to give opinions that encourage thought and discussion among the Mets faithful.
A longtime Met fan since 1975 now living in Las Vegas to keep a watchful eye over Noah Syndergaard. When I'm not watching the Mets I am writing mystery novels.
I'm a journalism/communication major at George Washington University with dreams of becoming a sports writer one day. Born in Forest Hills and lucky enough to have a diehard fan for a father, naturally I've been watching and rooting for the Mets my entire life. My favorite player of all-time is Mike Piazza, but Matt Harvey is quickly catching up. I also write baseball blogs for Fanonomics.com. Follow me @RobCostello_MMO.
Ultimately, I owe nearly thirty years of Mets related torture to my mother, who is the reason I became a fan. I was too young to remember the 86 run, but hope to see one I'll be able to recall much sooner than later. I enjoy writing about the team and welcome your feedback on my posts. Oh..and I am not with 28!
Robert has been a die-hard Mets fan since the days of Piazza and Alfonzo. The future is looking very bright in Flushing, and I want to be there every step of the way with all of you fellow Mets fans! Follow me on twitter: @rob_piersall
I'm a lifelong Mets fan since 1981, now married with kids and still knows that there is no such thing as a bad day at the ballpark with your child. Growing up, I wanted to be either the Second Baseman for the Mets - or their statistician. Follow me at @BigMetsFan1. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Mets fan since 1965, my first favorite Mets player was Ron Hunt, then Dennis Ribant, and than, and forever, Tom Seaver. I had the good fortune to be 13 when the Mets won the 1969 World Series, and have been a lifelong fan since. I was a copywriter and creative director in the NYC Metropolitan area for 25 years, and today I run a design firm.
Graduate of Villanova University and passionate sports fan. Whether its baseball or curling, you can find me in front of the TV. I love the Mets and my favorite player of all-time is Mike Piazza. If you want someone to just chat about sports, I'm your guy!
I am currently in my third semester of college in New York City. You can find me at www.facebook.com/SatishRam or @SilverHeatMMO. Feel free to message me - I love talking about the Mets or baseball overall with anybody.
I'm a fairly new author here at MMO that covers the Player of the Week posts. Baseball has always been my passion and I've been a Mets fan as long as I can remember. You can find me on twitter: @whutyearisit. Happy Reading and Lets Go Mets!
Stephen Hanks (Tom Terrific) is a magazine editor and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, who has been the publisher and editorial director of publications ranging in subjects from sports to health to archaeology. Hanks began his career at the late, great SPORT Magazine in 1977 and in 1983, he co-founded NEW YORK SPORTS Magazine (which ceased publication in 1985). He has written and edited coffee table books on baseball history, penned unauthorized biographies of Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky, and in 1990 authored "The Game That Changed Pro Football," an oral history of the 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl Season. Stephen has also played baseball for 45 years and currently plays in an Over-40 hardball league based in Northern New Jersey. Even though he grew up near Yankee Stadium, he loathes the team from the Bronx and has been a die-hard Mets fan since attending his first game at the Polo Grounds in 1963.
I've been a Mets fan since 1970. I was a year late and a dollar short, but instantly fell in love with the team through baseball cards. My favorite card was from Topps, The Sporting News, World Series Game 3, "Agee's Catch Saves the Day!" I'm a librarian, a research geek and always look on the bright side of life.
Todd Brewster is a longtime journalist who worked for Time and ABC News. He is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "The Century" and a lifelong Mets fan.
Tim is a lifelong Mets fan who loves all things baseball. His love for the team began as a child going to ballgames with his father. He is currently a senior at Marist College studying towards his degree in journalism with a minor in writing. You can contact him by following him on Twitter @Tim_Gilb
A Westchester Native, Brooklyn Resident, New School Grad Winter '13, looking to go into the Social Work Field. I am a lifelong Mets fan with a background in minor league internships for scouting in both the Dominican Summer Leagues (08') and the Brooklyn Cyclones (10') with Cape Cod Baseball League sandwiched in between. Mets Minor Leagues are my main passion, and I research the minors heavily. I am an avid study of the functions of Latin American baseball, and I read more scouting reports per day than Baseball America can provide me. My twitter handle is @TK_MMO. I love questions, ask away below.
Tom Watson became a Mets fan in 1969. His favorite player is Cleon Jones. He is two weeks older than Darryl Strawberry. Tom writes the Social Ventures column for Forbes and teaches in the philanthropy masters program at NYU. He is president of CauseWired, a consulting firm serving nonprofits and causes and has written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, techPresident.com, Social Edge, Industry Standard, Inside, Worth and Contribute magazines, among many other publications. Tom is the author of CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World (Wiley, 2008 ) a best-selling book that chronicles the rise of online social activism.
It all began when I was I was just 4 and my pre-school friends were bragging about the world champion Yankees, naturally, I decided I'd become a Mets fan. As my understanding of the game grew, so did my love for the Mets. Through the good and the bad-- and I have seen much more of the latter-- I have stuck with the Mets and am proud to call myself a die-hard Mets fan who watches every game with no regard for his own emotional health. Let's Go Mets!
I am a 25 years old Queens native and Mets fan since the days of Alfonzo and Piazza. Jay Payton was my first favorite player. Kazmir being traded was my lowest moment.