Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He recently earned a Master's degree in Journalism at Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Click my name to view my personal website.

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Carlos Beltran Receives Bart Giamatti Award At MLB B.A.T. Dinner

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Receives Bart Giamatti Award At MLB B.A.T. Dinner

Sadly, Carlos Beltran’s Mets legacy will forever be defined by what he didn’t do: take the bat off his shoulder against Adam Wainwright during Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. However, Beltran meant so much to the Mets organization over the past seven years for his work on and off the field. He was honored […]

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(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

Major League Baseball and Natural Balance Pet Foods hosted the 23rd annual “Going to Bat for B.A.T.” Fundraising Dinner on Jan. 24 at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) raises money to assist members of the baseball family who have fallen on hard times with financial grants, healthcare programs and […]

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From Left Field: Is Last Place Inevitable?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Last Place Inevitable?

To answer the title question bluntly: Absolutely not. You have to play the games first before determining where a team will finish in the standings. But certainly on paper, the Mets appear to be the weakest link of the NL East heading into this season. Based on the offseason moves of the other teams, the […]

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Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

With the dust settled from this year’s Hall of Fame voting, the attention turns to a loaded 2013 ballot. Prominent names such as Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Craig Biggio will be on the ballot for the first time, but so will one close to all of our hearts here at MMO: Mike […]

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From Left Field: Do You Bleed Orange And Blue?

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Do You Bleed Orange And Blue?

Our site moderator Joe D. informed us a few days ago of a blood drive that the Mets are hosting Thursday, Jan. 5 at Citi Field. The team is offering a voucher for free tickets to a select game in April for anyone that donates. It got me thinking, how many fans would be willing […]

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From Left Field: 2012 Mets Predictions

An article by posted on December 29, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: 2012 Mets Predictions

In anticipation of a new baseball season, all we’ve been hearing about is how the bad the Mets are going to be and how much financial trouble the team is in. Well, though I’m usually the optimistic around here, I can’t help but admit that 2012 might be a long season. But if Sandy Alderson […]

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New Take on ‘Casey at the Bat’ Praised by Tom Seaver, MLB Legends

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
New Take on ‘Casey at the Bat’ Praised by Tom Seaver, MLB Legends

I had the chance to meet the authors of a children’s book that takes a different look at the famous poem “Casey at the Bat.” In “The Deal is on Strike Three: The Story Mudville Never Knew,” Long Islanders Peter Fertig and Rudy Saviano explore the story behind Casey and the Mudville nine. Hall of Famer […]

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Jonathon Niese Ready To Take The Next Step

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Jonathon Niese Ready To Take The Next Step

Amidst trade rumors surrounding the talented lefty, Jonathon Niese showed up with a smile to the Mets Kids’ Holiday Party. He said he feels good and is eager for spring training to begin. Though it’s unlikely the Mets trade Niese, he said it’s a matter in which he has no control. “Obviously, it’s not my […]

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Daniel Murphy Feeling Healthy In Preparation For Season

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Feeling Healthy In Preparation For Season

Daniel Murphy spread the holiday cheer by donning the big red suit as Santa Claus for the Mets Kids’ Holiday Party at Citi Field. He joked that he hopes everyone doesn’t think he’s a better Santa Claus than a baseball player. Most importantly, Murphy said that both his knees are feeling good in anticipation for […]

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Sandy Alderson Addresses State Of Team, Ballpark

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Addresses State Of Team, Ballpark

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made an appearance at the Mets Kids’ Holiday Party, and he talked about a medley of issues surrounding the team. First, he spoke about the new changes to the outfield wall at Citi Field. He said that it wasn’t one particular event that sparked the change, but that the constant […]

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