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 and '00, 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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Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

A recent exchange on Twitter between me and a couple of other Mets bloggers, reminds me of why there is such a great divide between the sabermetric crowd and for lack of a better term, the traditionalists, or the old-school crowd if you will. In my opinion, the cause for the divide isn’t really the […]

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The Last Word On Hat-Gate, Hopefully…

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
The Last Word On Hat-Gate, Hopefully…

Just a little tidying up on the 9/11 hat controversy as both sides (the Mets and MLB) do some damage control for appearances sake. New York Post A red-faced Bud Selig called the Mets on Sunday night, the commissioner of baseball irate that the organization had thrown his office “under the bus” in divulging MLB […]

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Pelfrey Nominated For 2011 Roberto Clemente Award

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
Pelfrey Nominated For 2011 Roberto Clemente Award

The New York Mets, Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced that Mike Pelfrey has been named the Mets’ 2011 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Pelfrey is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball […]

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Nationals Gaining Ground On Mets After 3-2 Win

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Gaining Ground On Mets After 3-2 Win

Despite a solid performance from starter R.A. Dickey, the Mets lost the series opener 3-2 to the Washington Nationals tonight at Citi Field. Dickey tossed seven innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven. At one point in the game, Dickey retired ten Nationals in […]

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Jose Reyes Has a 14-Game Hitting Streak, Still Leads Batting Race

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Has a 14-Game Hitting Streak, Still Leads Batting Race

Updated Post Mets shortstop Jose Reyes continues to lead the National League with a .332 batting average in a tight race with Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun who is batting .331. After nearly a half century, Jose Reyes is on the verge of doing what no New York Mets hitter has ever done before – win a batting title. Remarkably, Reyes has […]

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Vote David Wright For Man Of The Year!

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
Vote David Wright For Man Of The Year!

If you scooted over to Mets.com after tonight’s 10-6 loss to the Cubs at Citi Field, you would have been greeted by this blaring urge to vote David Wright for Man of the Year. They say that timing is everything, and in this particular case the timing couldn’t have been worse after Wright had a […]

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Justin Turner Puts It In Overdrive With RISP

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments

Justin Turner did it again last night when he drove a clutch double to the center field wall that scored the winning run as the Mets beat the Cubs 5-4 in walk-off style. This was the second walk-off the season for Turner, who earlier won a game after he was hit by a pitch to force home […]

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Mets 9/11 Pre Game Video (Giuliani, Valentine, Piazza)

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments

Here is a video clip, courtesy of EvanSie1995, featuring the Mets 9-11 pre-game show before the game on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. It’s a great video that captures the feelings and sentiments of the families of some of those who died on September 11, and what the Mike Piazza home run meant to them when […]

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Despicable MLB: Mets Should Wear The First Responder Hats Tonight

An article by posted on September 11, 2011 0 Comments
Despicable MLB: Mets Should Wear The First Responder Hats Tonight

According to ESPN, Major League Baseball has issued an “edict” to the Mets and across baseball not to wear hats in-game honoring first responders, such as the FDNY and NYPD, Terry Collins said. The Mets issued the following statement: “MLB set a league-wide policy as it related to caps and uniforms for September 11 and […]

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Mets Post Game: E6, E5, E6, E5, BS, L

An article by posted on September 10, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Post Game: E6, E5, E6, E5, BS, L

Get your minds out of the gutter Metsmerizers, the BS is for “blown save”… I don’t usually get asked to do these game recaps so this will be anything but typical. Despite a somewhat solid effort from starting pitcher Chris Capuano, and an almost valiant comeback attempt led by the resurgent Jason Bay, the Mets still found a […]

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