Gregg Hopps

Gregg lives on Long Island, and has been a Mets fan since Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose slugged it out in the 1973 playoffs. "Keith Hernandez is the best defensive first baseman to ever have played baseball."

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3 Up & 3 Down: The San Francisco Treat Edition

An article by posted on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The San Francisco Treat Edition

The Mets just wound up a four game weekend wrap-around series with the San Francisco Giants, winning only one of the four games. Sunday’s edition of Rain Out Theater, prompted a double-header on Monday night, with the Giants sweeping both games from the Mets. One would think with 36 plus innings of baseball played between […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Tomahawked Edition

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Tomahawked Edition

On Wednesday afternoon the Mets wrapped up a three game series with the Atlanta Braves. After winning game one of the series, the Mets dropped the next two, both games marked by bad starting pitching. The good news is, the Mets finish a very tough six game road trip at 3-3 (You could say, 3 […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Road Warrior Edition

An article by posted on April 16, 2012 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Road Warrior Edition

The Mets had a pretty successful opening weekend in Philadelphia, beating the Phillies in two out of three games. After nine games, all within the Eastern Division of the National League, the Mets find themselves at 6-3. Not too bad at all. So here are the 3 and 3 from this weekend. 3 Up: It’s […]

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3 Up and 3 Down: The Nat So Fast Edition

An article by posted on April 12, 2012 0 Comments
3 Up and 3 Down: The Nat So Fast Edition

The Mets wrapped up their opening homestand of the 2012 season with a 4-0 loss to Stephen Strasburg and the Washing Nationals. Wednesday’s game was billed as a big pitching match-up between Johan Santana and Strasburg, and also as a celebration of the first game ever played by the Mets. Roger Craig threw out the […]

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Three Up and Three Down – Opening Series Sweep Edition

An article by posted on April 9, 2012 0 Comments
Three Up and Three Down – Opening Series Sweep Edition

The New York Mets open the 2012 season with a three game sweep of division rivals, the Atlanta Braves. The Mets were so very good this series, that the 3 downs are going to seem picky, but here we go. 3 Up: Johan Is Back: Johan Santana looked sharp in the Mets opening day 1-0 […]

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3 Up and 3 Down: Ready Or Not, Here It Comes…

An article by posted on March 31, 2012 0 Comments
3 Up and 3 Down: Ready Or Not, Here It Comes…

With opening day less than a week away, it’s time to weigh in with a brand new edition of “3 Up & 3 Down”. Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2012, the 50th anniversary season of New York Mets Baseball! 3 Up: The Return of Johan Santana:One word comes to mind when I think […]

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A Giant(s) Lesson To Be Learned

An article by posted on February 11, 2012 0 Comments

I’ve been kicking this post around in my head for a few days now, but in light of Joe D’s post regarding the lack of journalistic integrity, I think it’s time to write it. First and foremost, congratulations to the New York Giants on their Super Bowl victory. I’ve been a Met fan for 40 […]

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Mets Will Need Fast Start In 2012 Or It Will Be A Long Summer

An article by posted on December 10, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Will Need Fast Start In 2012 Or It Will Be A Long Summer

Jose Reyes has left for Miami, and we wish him nothing but success. It’s time now to prepare for life without Reyes and look ahead to the 2012 season. In 2012, the Mets cannot sleep-walk through the month of April, they’ll need to leave spring training ready for serious baseball action and get off to […]

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And So It Goes…

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments

To paraphrase one of Howie Rose’s quotes, the 2011 baseball season is over, “put it in the books.” I guess on the positive side, things were not as bad as many baseball pundits predicted, but by no means were things great. GM Sandy Alderson is going to be in for a busy few months trying […]

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3 Up & 3 Down – We’ll Get ‘Em Next Year Edition

An article by posted on September 7, 2011 0 Comments

If you were to glance at the National League standings this Labor Day weekend, your first thought might have been “why am I a Mets fan?’ But if you looked closely, and have still been following the team, the answer is quite apparent. The Mets, a team that most saw as┬áthe worst in league, is […]

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