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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Chin-lung “Boo”

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

The great thing in sports about having a first or last name that has two “o’s” next to each other or a “u” is that fans love cheering the name, even though it sounds like the player is getting booed. Carlos Boozer of the Chicago Bulls, Mets first base coach Mookie Wilson, Mets farmhand Lucas […]

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From Left Field: Not The Injury Bug Again

An article by posted on May 5, 2011 0 Comments

Shades of the 2009 Mets are already apparent here this season. Though that team was more talented on paper, it was ravaged by the injury bug which gave Jerry Manuel very little to work with on a day-to-day basis. Well, it seems that injuries already have played a role this season. Last year’s breakout player, […]

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From Left Field: Murphy Is Clutch

An article by posted on April 28, 2011 0 Comments

You ever the get the feeling when you’re watching a Mets game that the batter will hit a home run on the next pitch? Well, I can’t say this is completely true about last night, but I was pretty close. After the debacle of a call by Marvin Hudson that erased Jose Reyes’ one-out triple, […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have A Short Leash Early

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments

Though the season is a little more than two weeks old, the New York Mets have already shown that they are not afraid to pull the trigger if a player is underperforming. The combination of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins is attempting to light a fire under their players. Part of the way they’re going […]

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How About We Throw Some Strikes?

An article by posted on April 14, 2011 0 Comments

On the whole, baseball is a simple game. The pitcher takes the ball and throws it over the plate, while the batter either watches it go by, puts the ball in play or swings and misses. Pretty simple, right? Well, our beloved Mets have of course found a way to skew the most basic facet […]

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From Left Field: I Have An Addiction

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: I Have An Addiction

I have an addiction. Unfortunately, many young men my age have bigger problems than I do. Some have fallen to drug or alcohol addictions, which is always a sad situation. They have their whole lives ahead of them, but they succumb to their addiction. I have an addiction. The first part of dealing with an […]

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Mets Must Channel Their Early Energy And Passion

An article by posted on April 6, 2011 0 Comments

Energy and passion. While these two attributes have been lacking from New York Mets baseball for the past few years, the team has shown a year’s worth in just four games. After the ugly Opening Day loss, the team has responded in a big way. That first game was the type of loss that can […]

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From Left Field: Top 10 Power Hitters In Mets History

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Top 10 Power Hitters In Mets History

I know this may be slightly off topic due to the HUGE three-game road series starting in Philadelphia tonight, but everyone loves the home run. Home runs are the most exciting part of a baseball game. Over the years, players have made a living on their ability to hit the long ball. Though the New […]

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From Left Field: Why Harris over Hairston and Duda?

An article by posted on March 31, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins prefers to use Willie Harris as the Mets’ Opening Day left fielder. Jason Bay will begin the year on the disabled list and won’t return until April 9 at the earliest. The Mets will carry young slugger Lucas Duda in Bay’s spot and will expect […]

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Is Ike Davis On The Verge Of Becoming A Star?

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

With all the hype surrounding the second base competition, let’s not forget about our rock at first base: Ike Davis. With just one year under his belt, Davis is poised to have a breakout year in 2011. He may not put up Albert Pujols type numbers, but then again not many first basemen can. Since […]

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Do Mets Have A Better Option Than Luis Hernandez

An article by posted on March 17, 2011 0 Comments

Mets manager Terry Collins has said that he would like to get each of his potential second base candidates some more at-bats over the next few days as he starts to whittle down the playing field. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Collins wanted Luis Hernandez to be the Mets starter at second base. However, […]

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