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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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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Mets Announce Plans For 50th Anniversary Season

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce Plans For 50th Anniversary Season

Can you believe the Mets have been in existence for 50 seasons? The team announced its plans for its 50th anniversary season on Nov. 16 at a press conference held at Citi Field’s Caesars Club. The Mets are planning a season-long celebration. Longtime Met fan and WFAN radio broadcaster Howie Rose served as the emcee […]

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From Left Field: Really, the Marlins?

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Really, the Marlins?

When this offseason began, I expected teams like the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and even the Philadelphia Phillies to throw their hat into the ring, in addition to the Mets of course. But just this week an interesting suitor emerged for Reyes…the Miami Marlins. As the team prepares to […]

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The Mets Catching Situation

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

In a Mets offseason that will be dominated by one huge name—Jose Reyes—other major needs may go overlooked. That’s partially because the Mets will try hard to keep Reyes and also because the team is still not financially sound. When we think of the Mets roster, we immediately say we need pitching, pitching and more […]

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From Left Field: Expansion Of Instant Replay Imminent?

An article by posted on October 27, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is finally giving in, albeit slightly. For years, the thought of instant replay in baseball remained just a thought, as Selig and his cronies stressed “human error” as part of the game. Umpires had been making good and bad calls since the game’s inception, so why did the […]

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From Left Field: Players With Mets Ties In World Series

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments

Though once again we will be watching two teams other than the Mets in the Fall Classic, this year’s series features several players with Met ties. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Texas Rangers win their first ever World Series, but I would more so like to see the former Mets play well. Texas has five […]

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From Left Field: The Status Quo

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the World Series just around the corner, the MLB offseason hot stove can’t some soon enough for us Mets fans. But just like last offseason, the Mets will likely be watching as the other NL East teams improve while they sit tight. The team is looking to shed payroll rather than add it, so […]

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From Left Field: Who Are You Rooting For This Postseason?

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Who Are You Rooting For This Postseason?

Well, as we all know, our beloved New York Mets have missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season. I’m not sure about many of you, but even with the Mets done for the year, I still watch a ton of postseason baseball. There have been some great games so far, and it’s looking like […]

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