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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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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Justin Turner: “I’ll Do Whatever The Team Needs Me To Do”

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner: “I’ll Do Whatever The Team Needs Me To Do”

Is that super-utility man Mark DeRosa on the Mets’ 2012 roster? No, just our own versatile version: Justin Turner. Turner burst onto the scene in 2011 and was an RBI machine in his first extended big league action. But even so, Turner said at the Kids’ Holiday Party that he’s not taking anything for granted […]

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Mets Host Annual Kids’ Holiday Party (With Video)

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Host Annual Kids’ Holiday Party (With Video)

Amid the sadness of losing Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins, the Mets organization spread some holiday cheer the afternoon of Dec. 13 at the team’s annual Kids’ Holiday Party in the Acela Club at Citi Field. Students from local schools performed holiday tunes, enjoyed a free lunch and received a gift from the big […]

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It’s A Good Thing Pujols Isn’t A Marlin

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
It’s A Good Thing Pujols Isn’t A Marlin

So Albert Pujols is heading to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the next decade, which is great news for Mets fans. Pujols had been heavily courted by the Miami Marlins before deciding to head out west. Though the Mets will have to deal with Jose Reyes within the division for the next six […]

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Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

Construction has begun on moving in the outfield walls at Citi Field to make the ballpark more ‘hitter friendly.’ To date, the new stadium in Flushing has been a cavernous structure where home runs go to die. The Great Wall of Flushing and the Mo’s Zone right center gap have left hitters thinking home run […]

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1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

As we all know, Gil Hodges will be on the Veterans’ Committee Hall of Fame ballot for 2012. So expect to hear plenty of discussion over the next few months about whether or not he should be enshrined. I personally was not around when Gil played or managed, but I consider myself lucky to have […]

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MMO Audio/Video: David Wright Discusses Anniversary, Offseason, Jose Reyes

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Audio/Video: David Wright Discusses Anniversary, Offseason, Jose Reyes

David Wright was one of three Mets players selected to represent the team at the announcement of the 50th anniversary season Nov. 16 at Citi Field. I was on hand to cover the event for Metsmerized. Wright discussed a multitude of topics, while noting that he likes the team’s new uniforms and that his back […]

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