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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From Left Field: Who Should Stay And Who Should Go?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

The English punk rock group, The Clash, was famous for the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” With the season winding down, let’s do a Mets-related version of this song. For 2012, who should stay and who should go? Stay Manny Acosta: Though erratic at times, he showed he deserves a spot in […]

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From Left Field: A Chat With Mrs. Gil Hodges

An article by posted on September 15, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: A Chat With Mrs. Gil Hodges

To take our minds off the floundering excuse for a baseball team, I present to you a look back at a bit of baseball history from a different perspective. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Gil Hodges’ widow, Joan Hodges. She was so sweet and had so many great stories. As the saying goes, “Behind […]

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From Left Field: Mets Say Goodbye To Pro Player…Dolphin…Sun Life Stadium

An article by posted on September 7, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Say Goodbye To Pro Player…Dolphin…Sun Life Stadium

The Mets will play their final game ever this evening at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. It was a short-lived history, since the Marlins were brought into the league as an expansion team in 1993. Coming into the last game, the Mets are 73-72 in games played on the road against the Marlins. […]

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From Left Field: Greg Dobbs Shows Remorse For Striking Fan With Foul Ball

An article by posted on August 31, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Greg Dobbs Shows Remorse For Striking Fan With Foul Ball

I’m not usually too keen on tipping my cap to players not wearing Mets uniforms, but this could not be overlooked. In an incident that was sort of forgotten in the Mets doubleheader sweep of the Marlins two days ago, Marlins third baseman Greg Dobbs did something that transcends the sport. In the ninth inning […]

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Notes From Pre-Game Press Conference Aug. 29

An article by posted on August 29, 2011 0 Comments

After a few rare off days in late August to ‘weather the storm’ that was Hurricane Irene, the Mets are back in action later this afternoon for a doubleheader against the Florida Marlins. Terry Collins addressed the media before the twin bill. He first off said the field is in great shape after the Category […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have Knack For Making No-Name Pitchers Look Great

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Have Knack For Making No-Name Pitchers Look Great

So Steve Carlton picked up the win last night for the Philadelphia Phillies… Actually, it was rookie Vance Worley, throwing a Carlton-like game, who picked up the win. During their history, the Mets always seem to have a knack for losing to no-name pitchers. Granted, Worley is on fire right now, but there’s no reason […]

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Looking Toward 2012: Parnell Or Beato For Closer?

An article by posted on August 18, 2011 0 Comments

Now that Jason Isringhausen has recorded his 300th save, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start weaning one of his younger relief pitchers—Bobby Parnell or Pedro Beato—to become the team’s pitchers. Izzy was just what this team needed this year, whether it was his ability to get clutch outs in big spots or the […]

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From Left Field: Carlos Beltran Update

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Carlos Beltran Update

After hearing his name every single day for quite awhile a few weeks ago, Carlos Beltran has almost become a forgotten figure in New York. Maybe it just seems that way since almost every post was Beltran related, but even so Beltran’s association with the Mets is history. Anyway, here’s a Beltran update. In 11 […]

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From Left Field: Huntington’s Cam Maron Hitting Well In Mets Minors

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments

The tradition of Long Island baseball continues to grow as more local young men are making themselves known around the minor leagues. Huntington’s own Cam Maron joins the list. After graduating from Hicksville High School, Maron was drafted by the New York Mets in the 34th round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Ironically, he grew […]

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Metsmerized Interview With Mets Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn!

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults—8.3 percent of the population—are living with the diabetes. Among these is Mets outfield prospect Cory Vaughn. Vaughn, the son of former Major League slugger Greg Vaughn, was drafted out of high school by the Phillies in 2007 but opted to attend San Diego State […]

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