Gerry Silverman

Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.

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Amazin’ Moments: Fonzie Goes Six for Six!

An article by posted on November 24, 2016 0 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Fonzie Goes Six for Six!

Edgardo Alfonzo remains one of the most beloved Mets alumni, both for his post-season heroics (e.g. 3 HR’s including a ninth inning grand slam in the space of two vital 1999 playoff games against the Reds and Diamondbacks), and his role as part of the “Best Infield Ever” as dubbed by Sports Illustrated. His flexibility as […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Benny Slams the Cubs

An article by posted on November 15, 2016 0 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Benny Slams the Cubs

Did you ever notice that certain players that have toiled in the minors for a while tend to exhibit surges in production when they finally get a crack at the big time? It’s as if they had those hits stockpiled for the Show and can’t wait to get them out of their systems once fortune […]

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The Mets Infield of the Future Takes Shape

An article by posted on September 15, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Infield of the Future Takes Shape

The blueprint for a great homegrown infield is generally regarded as the one that the LA Dodgers installed in 1973. It was in June of that year that the unit of Ron Cey (3B), Bill Russell (SS), Davey Lopes (2B), and Steve Garvey (1B) was installed in the lineup and allowed to gel. Interestingly enough, […]

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MMO Feature: Growing Pains of a Great Rotation

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Feature: Growing Pains of a Great Rotation

Outside of some Volvos, the odd Audi, VW, and occasional Ford, five cylinder engines are not the most common propulsion devices in the automotive world. In baseball, however, a five man corps has become the accepted standard for modern-day starting rotations. In both of these cases, if a component- either cylinder or starter, misfires consistently, […]

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Culmination Of An Unlikely Five-Year Plan

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Culmination Of An Unlikely Five-Year Plan

When Sandy Alderson was installed as the new general manager of the Mets in October of 2010, he inherited a team whose public persona had been battered and stigmatized by the effects of the Madoff scandal as well as a plunge in the standings. The campaign just concluded had resulted in the second of what […]

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Celebrating 1986: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

An article by posted on January 10, 2016 0 Comments
Celebrating 1986: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

As we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Mets Championship Season, we’re going to roll out a special retrospective piece every Sunday to relive some of those moments from that memorable and magical season. Enjoy! Championship seasons are invariably marked by certain games and plays that are later tabbed as “turning points” for posterity.  […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Terry Leach Hurls A Ten Inning One-Hit Shutout

An article by posted on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Terry Leach Hurls A Ten Inning One-Hit Shutout

A baseball roster is an endlessly fascinating construct. Some evince an enviable degree of stability, featuring a core of players whose consistency and above-average level of play provide little reason to team management to seek alternatives. Others go through larger and more frequent levels of turnover as the search is made for the right combination […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

An article by posted on September 24, 2015 19 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

Following the defection of John Olerud to the Seattle Mariners as a free agent following the 1999 season, the Mets found themselves casting about for a first baseman. To the surprise of many, Steve Phillips announced the signing of Todd Zeile to fill the position. Zeile had come to the majors as a catcher with the Cardinals […]

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The Seventh Inning Question

An article by posted on September 8, 2015 0 Comments
The Seventh Inning Question

Following the return of Jenrry Mejia from a PED suspension that cost him 80 games , the Mets had every reason to expect that they had an important portion of their bullpen “bridge” available, at least for the balance of the regular season. With Jeurys Familia firmly entrenched as the team’s closer and a number […]

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An MMO Original: The Say-Hey Kid Comes Home

An article by posted on August 22, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: The Say-Hey Kid Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they […]

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