Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Bobby V: No Way Commissioner Or Anyone Else Was Keeping Us From Wearing Those Hats

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Bobby V: No Way Commissioner Or Anyone Else Was Keeping Us From Wearing Those Hats

Bobby Valentine was a guest on WFAN this afternoon and reflected on the events of 9/11 and what led to the team taking the field while wearing the first responder hats. “It was really emotional, you know, and it was filled with symbolic gestures,” Valentine said. “It started in Pittsburgh, when Robin Ventura and Jay […]

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Remembering and Honoring September 11

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Remembering and Honoring September 11

Time does not heal all wounds. The pain of what happened on September 11th, 2001 has not subsided. We can put the tragedy of what took place on that day in the back of our minds, but we can never put it out of our hearts. Every single day, Americans are still dying because of […]

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Last Night, Miami Students Chalked A Tribute To 9/11 Outside Citi Field

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Last Night, Miami Students Chalked A Tribute To 9/11 Outside Citi Field

Late Tuesday evening, a group of Miami Ad School students spray chalked a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks at Citi Field. Mets fans exiting the subway will be greeted with an over twenty-foot rendition of the home team’s logo, but with a poignant addition to the skyline: the silhouette of the twin […]

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Japanese Phenom Masahiro Tanaka Will Likely Bolt For MLB After Season

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Japanese Phenom Masahiro Tanaka Will Likely Bolt For MLB After Season

Brett Bull of the New York Times reports that 24-year old Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka, who improved to 20-0 on the season after a 3-2 complete game victory last night, will request to be posted for Major League Baseball at the end of this season. News media outlets in Japan are suggesting that Tanaka […]

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Parnell Has Successful Surgery To Repair Herniated Disk

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Parnell Has Successful Surgery To Repair Herniated Disk

Before tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals, the Mets announced that closer Bobby Parnell had surgery to repair the herniated disk in his neck. The procedure was performed by renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins in California. Dr. Robert Watkins has treated more professional athletes with spinal injuries than any other surgeon in the world. […]

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Tejada To Start At Short Tonight, Will Play Bulk Of Remaining Games

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Tejada To Start At Short Tonight, Will Play Bulk Of Remaining Games

Ruben Tejada will start at shortstop on Wednesday night against the Nationals, according to Terry Collins, and will get the bulk of the starts at short the rest of the season. “Everybody’s allowed to have a bad year. Everybody,” manager Terry Collins said. “He might look at this, 2013, as Ruben Tejada’s worst year. He […]

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Turner Getting MRI On Hamstring This Morning

An article by posted on September 10, 2013 0 Comments
Turner Getting MRI On Hamstring This Morning

Mets utility infielder Justin Turner, who left Tuesday’s game after six innings with right hamstring tightness, will get an MRI this morning and be evaluated by team doctors. Turner later told reporters,”I came in and the trainer said to shut it down,” according to ESPN New York. “I’ve never had any hamstring problems before. Hopefully it’s […]

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Opening Day Is Monday, March 31 vs. Washington at Citi Field

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Opening Day Is Monday, March 31 vs. Washington at Citi Field

The New York Mets today announced the club will begin the 2014 regular season at Citi Field vs. the National League East rival Washington Nationals Monday, March 31. Highlights of the 2014 schedule include: March 31 thru April 6 – Opening homestand versus the Nationals and Cincinnati Reds May 12 thru 15 – The Mets […]

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Captain America and Batman Injury Updates Presented By Marvel

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Captain America and Batman Injury Updates Presented By Marvel

WHO WERE THOSE UNMASKED MEN LURKING IN THE METS DUGOUT LAST NIGHT? Mets third baseman David Wright, insists he will play for the Mets again this season although he admits that time is running out. Wright, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with a strained hamstring, returned to New York from […]

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D’Arnaud and Flores Are Both Slumping Badly

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D’Arnaud and Flores Are Both Slumping Badly

As Met fans, who have been conditioned to focus on the future, we all waited anxiously for the debuts of Wilmer Flores and Travis d’Arnaud this season. Flores appeared first and hit the ground running, driving in nine runs in his first seven games. The 22-year old was batting .286 with a .762 OPS until […]

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