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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!

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Davey Says Nats Have More Gifted Athletes Than 83-84 Mets

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Davey Says Nats Have More Gifted Athletes Than 83-84 Mets

This, from Adam Rubin: Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was asked whether the current Nationals team, with young stars such as Stephen Strasburg, reminds him of the 1983-84 Mets, who were a couple of years away from winning a World Series. “This club has more potential than that club,” Johnson replied Monday at Nationals camp in Viera. “It […]

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Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported that new Bisons manager Wally Backman, will wear uniform No. 8 to honor former teammate Gary Carter who passed away yesterday. He made the announcement during a team cermenony where he was being formally introduced as Buffalo’s new skipper for the 2012 season. The longtime former Mets second baseman, […]

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Video: Gary Carter Reactions From The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Video: Gary Carter Reactions From The 1986 Mets

FRANK CASHEN: “The genesis of the trade was that we wanted to add a big bat to the lineup. He did that right away, but perhaps more importantly was the way he handled our young pitchers. He was the perfect guy for so many reasons.” DAVEY JOHNSON: “Gary was a one-man scouting system. What people didn’t know […]

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Mets Eye Candy: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This!

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Eye Candy: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This!

Check Out The New Unis! I’m sure that some of you have seen this one before, but hey it’s the Mets 50th Anniversary Season so a little nostalgia never hurts. Of course the Mets will be paying homage to those “Lovable Losers” and will don their original uniforms for all home games. So what was old, is […]

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Mets Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday, March 5 – It’s Going To Be A Fun Season!

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday, March 5 – It’s Going To Be A Fun Season!

METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 5 ORDER AT METS.COM OR BY PHONE (718) 507-TIXX The New York Mets today announced single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field will go on sale Monday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. online at Mets.com and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. The exclusive […]

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PECOTA and the Mets: No Home Runs For You!

An article by posted on February 10, 2012 0 Comments
PECOTA and the Mets: No Home Runs For You!

Caught this on MetsBlog, it’s a chart of the Mets PECOTA projections for the 2012 season. Brace yourself because it’s not too pretty… This was originally posted on Baseball Prospectus and my buddy, who is big on this stuff, tells me he anxiously awaits these PECOTA projections every year at this time. I tried to […]

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Mets Release St. Patty’s Day Cap, Jersey

An article by posted on February 8, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Release St. Patty’s Day Cap, Jersey

Check out the new cap and jersey the Mets will be wearing on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) when they play the Braves at Digital Domain Park: Simple, but kind of cool.  Poor Keith Hernandez has seen his uniform number handed out to a motley crew of players over the years, but I’m sure he’d have no problem […]

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Mets No-Hitters That Got Away: Dwight Gooden

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets No-Hitters That Got Away: Dwight Gooden

It’s now been 7,968 games for the Mets without a no-hitter. Fifty years of waiting for a Mets pitcher to toss that elusive no-no. We’ve had plenty of close calls in all those years, and some of them were pretty gut-wrenching (Damn you, Jimmy Qualls! ). Ironically, there has been no shortage of no-hitters tossed […]

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Why Are Players Avoiding The Mets Like The Plague?

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments

Congratulations to the Super Bowl XLVI Champion, New York Giants! What a spectacular performance by Eli Manning and the rest of Big Blue. I’m going to relish this one for a long time. :-) * * * * * * So I just read the news that Rick Ankiel signed with the Washington Nationals and I […]

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Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

With the New York Mets celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012, I’ll probably end up doing 4-5 1962 Editions of my “Mets Eye Candy” feature. Do you know the story about Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett during that 1962 season? While burning the midnight oil at his desk in the newsroom of the NY Post, […]

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