Barry Duchan

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).

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M. Donald Grant, Chairman Of The Board

An article by posted on March 10, 2012 0 Comments
M. Donald Grant, Chairman Of The Board

The person most responsible for the Mets’ worst years was probably M. Donald Grant. He is best known for sending Tom Seaver away, but his influence in the organization was a detriment toward building a competitive team, or keeping one, and things didn’t get better until he was out of the picture when the Mets […]

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Mets Trades Of The Past: Tim Teufel

An article by posted on March 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trades Of The Past: Tim Teufel

Ask me who the Mets traded for Keith Hernandez and I’ll immediately tell you Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey. Who’d they trade for Sid Fernandez ? Bob Bailor and Carlos Diaz. I remember most Mets trades like they were yesterday. But when I thought about Tim Teufel, an important member of the 1986 World Champion […]

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Mets Memories 1964 – Ron Hunt, Pete Rose and Bobby Klaus

An article by posted on March 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Memories 1964 – Ron Hunt, Pete Rose and Bobby Klaus

In the 1963 NL Rookie Of The Year voting, the top two were both second basemen – Pete Rose of the Reds and Ron Hunt with the Mets. Neither had been expected to even make it to the big leagues that season. Rose had just finished a great season in the minors, but it was […]

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Memories Of Steve Chilcott

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Memories Of Steve Chilcott

Mets Merized Online is pleased to welcome back Barry Duchan. Longtime readers of MMO may remember that he was our resident Mets historian who has been following the team since he was a 14-year old in 1962. Once a week he treated us to a trip down Memory Lane with whimsical tales and keen insights […]

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MMO Flashback: The Ones Who Got Away # 1 Paul Blair

An article by posted on February 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: The Ones Who Got Away # 1 Paul Blair

Enjoy this MMO Flashback originally posted in January of 2007 and written by the great Barry Duchan who has seen it all since 1962. Enjoy. In their long history, the Mets have had more than their share of young players who were dealt away and became stars with other teams. Nolan Ryan and Amos Otis […]

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