Ed Leyro

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.

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For My Grandfather, Who Taught Me About Love And Baseball

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
For My Grandfather, Who Taught Me About Love And Baseball

My grandparents moved to Puerto Rico when I was three years old.  After they moved to San Juan, I would only see them for a few weeks at a time when my parents and I would visit them during my summer vacation from school.  Because those trips would coincide with the middle of baseball season, […]

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Sandy vs. Sandy: A Tale of The Tape

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy vs. Sandy: A Tale of The Tape

Hurricane Sandy is churning its way up the Eastern seaboard.  No, I’m not talking about Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson.  I’m talking about an actual meteorological event here.  But now that I think of it, the Mets’ Sandy has a few things in common with Mother Nature’s Sandy. Let’s take a look at the tale […]

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October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

Miraculous as Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game.  Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World Series?  That home run gave the Red Sox a thrilling 12-inning victory […]

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Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

Earlier today, on my own Mets site (Studious Metsimus), I published a recap of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series, which took place 26 years ago today.  In the recap, I included Bob Murphy’s famous “the dream has come true” call from Jesse Orosco’s final pitch of the game.  Well, Bob Murphy’s long-time partner […]

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Why I’m Not Sad About Ozzie Guillen’s Firing

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
Why I’m Not Sad About Ozzie Guillen’s Firing

Prior to the 2012 season, the Marlins changed their name, their uniforms, their home address and most notably, their locks on the team’s piggy banks.  Or to be more accurate, they got rid of those locks altogether, spending money freely to sign, sign and sign some more big-name players.  In addition to the well-known players […]

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Will Reese Havens Ever Put It Together For The Mets?

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Will Reese Havens Ever Put It Together For The Mets?

In 2008, the Mets had one of their better drafts in recent years.  That year they selected five players who have since made their major league debuts.  With the 18th overall pick, the Mets took Ike Davis, who rewarded them with a 32 HR, 90 RBI campaign in 2012.  They also selected Kirk Nieuwenhuis (3rd […]

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MMO Flashback: Reason #17 To Retire Keith Hernandez’s Number

An article by posted on October 14, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Reason #17 To Retire Keith Hernandez’s Number

Keith Hernandez was the heart and soul of the 1980s Mets teams that went from languishing at the bottom of the National League East to winning two division titles and a World Series championship.  The former first baseman was a leader both on and off the field, and was given the captain’s “C” to honor […]

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R.A. Dickey vs. Gio Gonzalez: The Stats You Didn’t Know

An article by posted on September 23, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey vs. Gio Gonzalez: The Stats You Didn’t Know

R.A. Dickey.  Gio Gonzalez.  Both pitchers are gunning for the Cy Young Award.  Only one will get it (assuming we don’t have a tie a la the 1979 NL MVP vote that got Keith Hernandez a co-MVP Award). You can go to any site and find comparisons between the two.  Anyone will tell you that […]

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As Good As David Wright Is, He’s Not Chipper Jones

An article by posted on September 8, 2012 0 Comments
As Good As David Wright Is, He’s Not Chipper Jones

I am a David Wright fan.  I’ve been an ardent supporter of the Mets’ third baseman since his first call-up to the big leagues in 2004.  I’ve seen him produce some of the greatest offensive seasons in franchise history and I’ve seen him make outstanding defensive plays.  I’ve also seen him represent the Mets at […]

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R.A. Dickey, 20-Game Winners, And Losing Teams

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey, 20-Game Winners, And Losing Teams

On Saturday, R.A. Dickey pitched seven strong innings to defeat the Houston Astros by the final score of 3-1.  In doing so, Dickey improved his record to 16-4.  Despite the win, the Mets are still 11 games under .500 with a 58-69 mark. A few weeks ago on my Mets site (Studious Metsimus, for those […]

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