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MMO Flashback: Changing The Dynamic, One Catcher At A Time

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Changing The Dynamic, One Catcher At A Time

Former Mets catcher and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza turns 46 years old today. We’ve written dozens of great articles about Mike over the years, and after searching our archives I found one I think you will all like. So please enjoy this article by Taryn “The Coop” Cooper, originally published in March of […]

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MMO Flashback: Changing the Dynamic, One Catcher at a Time

An article by posted on January 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Changing the Dynamic, One Catcher at a Time

With the recent acquisition of Travis d’Arnaud, the Mets added one of the top two catching prospects in the minors, the other being Mike Zunino. Could d’Arnaud be the next great Mets catcher to lead the team to a World Series as Jerry Grote, Gary Carter and Mike Piazza once did? It’s a good question […]

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Haute Cuisine

An article by posted on March 31, 2012 0 Comments
Haute Cuisine

Mets Merized Online was invited last Monday to cover a Mets food tasting at CitiField’s Delta Sky360 Club, or as they put it, “The All-Star Dining Line-Up.”  Due to some fortunate circumstances (for me), I was able to attend. So I headed out Monday with a camera and my appetite. I know that there are […]

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A Night To Remember (or #BlameBucker /sarcasm)

An article by posted on October 25, 2011 0 Comments

Today is the 25th anniversary of a gigantic moment in Mets history, and that’s the celebration of Game Six. Whether you were alive, a child, a baby, an adult, not even born yet, chances are an elder has sat you down and either played the last inning of the game or has told them the […]

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The Myth of the Franchise Player

An article by posted on September 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Myth of the Franchise Player

Synonymous with the New York Mets is Tom Seaver. “Tom Terrific” is known as “The Franchise,” the player who was singularly responsible for making the Mets relevant. Adding him to the pitching staff with the likes of Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan, and coupling him with players like Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee, […]

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If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

There’s an old saying related to baseball that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try the outfield.”  But if the Mets march to the beat of their own drummer, they changed that philosophy from the “outfield” to “first base.”  John Olerud leaves as a free agent, no problem!  Throw Todd Zeile there.  Mo Vaughn hasn’t […]

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The Mets New Whipping Boy: Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets New Whipping Boy: Daniel Murphy

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to the newest whipping boy of the New York Mets, Daniel Murphy!! (And…the crowd goes wild) The Mets were on a roll, taking a four game sweep in Cincinnati and even starting their road series against the Washington Nationals with a win. Then lose three in a […]

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The Last Time Ever I Saw His Face: My Tumultuous Relationship With Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
The Last Time Ever I Saw His Face: My Tumultuous Relationship With Carlos Beltran

“Not quite as sad as when the Mets traded Seaver.  But sad nonetheless.” ~ Stuff My Dad Texts (No, literally, my dad sent me this text Wednesday night) ********************************************** I was upset last week. The Mets were not in town that much in the month of July, and I couldn’t make any of the games.  […]

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One Way Or Another: Part Two

An article by posted on July 8, 2011 0 Comments
One Way Or Another: Part Two

Blogger’s note: I wrote Part One of this piece in January, but it was very hard for me to write Part Two, though I knew the direction I had wanted to take.  Yet, I wasn’t able to support my own argument, so I kept in my back pocket.  Now, I am able to believe in […]

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Scapegoatism

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Scapegoatism

The idea of a scapegoat is a loaded one, a deeply symbolic one with biblical meanings surrounding it. In sports, it has its own special meaning. I recently saw a movie called “Catching Hell,” which was a documentary surrounding Steve Bartman. Perhaps you’ve heard of him, he was a guy who was infamously singled-out by […]

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