Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from 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. Be sure to visit http://www.jimmancari.com/

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Notable Mets Dates For The 2012 Season

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
Notable Mets Dates For The 2012 Season

The days are ticking away until pitchers and catchers report for spring training followed by the rest of the team. Let’s take a look at some of the notable dates to circle on your calendar in anticipation of the 2012 Mets season. April 5- Mets Opening Day The team will begin the season at home […]

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If There Is A 5th Playoff Spot, Can Mets Contend?

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
If There Is A 5th Playoff Spot, Can Mets Contend?

Today was supposed to be the deadline that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig finalized the plans to expand the playoff structure to include two wild card teams. However, scheduling and logistics remain areas open for debate, which has halted the process. Still, if MLB agrees to expand the postseason, it increases each team’s chances by one […]

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Former Mets Thoughts From The B.A.T. Dinner

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Thoughts From The B.A.T. Dinner

Here are some Mets thoughts from the afternoon media session from Tuesday’s 23rd annual MLB B.A.T. Dinner. Gary Sheffield Sheffield said it was not difficult for him to retire after his long career, which included a World Series championship in 1997 with the Marlins and hitting his 500th career home run as a Met. “I […]

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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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