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Doug’s Dugout: The Boss, The Superstar, And The Race Horse

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: the updated version of the Boss, the scrappy Mets, and other imbecilic thoughts. I have never seen such a firestorm over benign comments made by an owner until the other day when excerpts from Fred Wilpon’s confessional in the New Yorker was released (you see the size of that […]

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Is This The Real Fred Wilpon?

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

What we have unfolding before us is the sad saga of Fred Wilpon these days. The Wilpons’ – rich beyond counting – have discovered that they are knee-deep in the Madoff case. No one will ever know if Fred knew about Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme before the cops came and took him away, but just […]

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Mets GM Responds To Owner’s Comments

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mets GM Responds To Owner’s Comments

After Tuesday night’s 11-1 loss to the Cubs, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and mostly discussed the comments made by Fred Wilpon in interviews with both Sports Illustrated and the New Yorker this week. “I think everyone was surprised by the comments. But there’s nobody who is more passionate about the Mets, has more empathy for […]

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Not Again…Bay Leaves Game With Calf Injury

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Left fielder Jason Bay left tonight’s game against the Cubs in the seventh inniing with a stiff right calf. Bay was replaced by Fernando Martinez and while It was unclear when the injury occurred, he pulled because the weather in Chicago was very cold and it was a lop-sided game. Apparently, Bay told manager Terry Collins about the problem before […]

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Taking a Deeper Look at Fred Wilpon’s Comments About the Mets

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Most of the talk about Fred Wilpon’s comments to The New Yorker has been about what he has said about the players. However, Wilpon said much more than that and it is important that the whole story, both his comments about Reyes, Wright, and Beltran as well as the rest of the story is addressed. […]

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The Boys In The Booth

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
The Boys In The Booth

I remember the summer afternoon that Suzyn Waldman welcomed the fans to WFAN. I had always had a transistor radio to carry around and listen to ballgames, but now we had a 24/7 radio station for sports. How good was this? Sweeny Murti was a student who worked part time at ‘The FAN’ mainly overnights […]

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Memo To Fred Wilpon: Keep Your Mouth Shut!

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
Memo To Fred Wilpon: Keep Your Mouth Shut!

Dear Fred Wilpon, When you were a child, didn’t your mother ever teach you that when you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all? In all seriousness this was a mistake on Mr. Wilpon’s part. The Mets are currently 2 games below .500 and by no means out of it this […]

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Francesa On Jose Reyes, David Wright, Mets Reputation

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments

Moments ago on WFAN, Mike Francesa said the following about comments Jeff Wilpon made regarding Reyes not getting a Carl Crawford type deal. “Jose Reyes sat right there in that chair and looked me in the eye and told me he was looking for the same deal Carl Crawford signed. He sat right there in […]

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Could Justin Turner Replace Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments

Fans, writers, and teams tend to get overly excited when a player gets off to a fast start. This exact thing has happened with Justin Turner. He has been on fire since his first appearance this year on April 19th against the Houston Astros. In 21 games, Turner has hit .333 with a .492 SLG%. […]

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Turner Sets Record But Mets Get Bombed In 7-3 Loss

An article by posted on May 22, 2011 0 Comments

Game Summary Mets took an early lead but just got completely out slugged by the Bronx Bombers. Capuano got hit hard in his start, bullpen gave up a run, and Reyes and Turner led the Mets to three runs. However, Mets lose game two of the Subway Series 7-3. Game Notes What looked like was […]

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