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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Dominant Relief Work From Akeel Morris Gives Cyclones’ Second Win

An article by posted on June 22, 2013 0 Comments
Dominant Relief Work From Akeel Morris Gives Cyclones’ Second Win

Many of the old-time baseball clichés are often true, and that’s why we keep using them. In Friday’s contest between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Aberdeen Ironbirds, “good things happened when the leadoff man got on base.” The Ironbirds – the Single-A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles – had leadoff hits in four of […]

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Cyclones Manager Remembers Family Affected By Sandy

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Manager Remembers Family Affected By Sandy

The season is underway for the Brooklyn Cyclones, but not too long ago, it seemed that the start of the season could be in jeopardy. That’s because Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the natural grass playing surface at MCU Park in Coney Island as well as affecting the clubhouses and offices in the stadium. Cyclones’ […]

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Cyclones Wear Special Jerseys To Honor Areas Affected By Sandy

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Wear Special Jerseys To Honor Areas Affected By Sandy

Even with the new turf field, Brooklyn Cyclones’ opening night was postponed due to rain. But even so, the players wore special blue jerseys to honor the area of the metro area affected by Hurricane Sandy. Instead of the player’s name, the words “Breezy Point,” “East Rockaway ” and Coney Island, as well as the […]

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Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

Baseball has been uniting father and son since the inception of the game in the 1850s. So on this Father’s Day, we are grateful to the many dads out there who taught us how to play America’s pastime. With the Chicago Cubs in town for this past weekend’s series, a few of the visiting players […]

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From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

So if you Mets fans out there are anything like me, it pains you to see how poorly our favorite team is playing. Usually at this time, the team is at least still somewhat relevant and playing somewhat exciting baseball. But not this year. Sure, there are some good things to look forward to with […]

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From Left Field: Would Santana Accept A Minors Deal For 2014?

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Would Santana Accept A Minors Deal For 2014?

On Monday night, I watch the replay of Johan Santana’s no-hitter on SNY and was just as captivated as the night I watched it live on television. But this time around, I kept thinking to myself what could have been with Santana had his Mets’ tenure not been decimated by injuries. Then I of course […]

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Collins Pulling Gee Was A Mistake That Didn’t End Up Hurting The Team

An article by posted on May 31, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Pulling Gee Was A Mistake That Didn’t End Up Hurting The Team

Updated with thoughts by Joe D. on 5/31 When Terry Collins removed Dillon Gee in the eighth inning last night after registering one out, I like everyone else who were interacting on Twitter busted a gasket. Here was Gee, pitching the game of his life and in the midst of retiring 15 consecutive batters – including […]

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From Left Field: Big Innings Have Been A Killer

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Big Innings Have Been A Killer

Nothing seems to be going right for the Mets. The team is 10 games under .500, the first baseman is batting .147 and virtually no one is showing up to Citi Field. It seems that every time the Mets fall behind, the game is over. Sure, the team has had a few exciting late-game wins, […]

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Matt Harvey’s Similarities To Tom Seaver Uncanny

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey’s Similarities To Tom Seaver Uncanny

One of my greatest wishes as a relatively young Mets fan is wanting to have seen Tom Seaver pitch. Sure, I’ve seen the highlight videos and World Series tapes that portrayed his dominance, but it’s still not the same as seeing the best pitcher in Mets’ history actually toe the rubber. However, albeit still very […]

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Featured Post: Timing Of Juan Lagares Promotion Is Strange

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments

Most baseball pundits cast off the Mets’ outfield as being the worst in the league heading into the season. On paper, maybe that is correct, but based on performance, the Mets outfield hasn’t been all that bad. Lucas Duda has looked good offensively, Marlon Byrd has had some big hits, Mike Baxter gives all-out effort […]

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