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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Boo, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing…

An article by posted on April 12, 2008

When listening to the opening introductions on the last Opening Day at Shea I intently heard the loud disdain for some members of the Phillies.  When Jimmy Rollins’ name was announced I think the boos were so loud it put another crack in the Liberty Bell.  OK I get it, I’ve been paying attention, I […]

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The Sheets Hits The Fan During Johan’s Shea Debut

An article by posted on April 12, 2008

Ben Sheets rained all over Johan Santana’s Shea Stadium debut, and masterfully out-pitched our new ace as the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Mets 5-3 on Saturday. Three home runs by Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks and Gabe Kapler helped end Santana’s day and a three-game losing streak. He lasted 6 2-3 innings and allowed five runs […]

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Heaven Must Have Sent Us an Angel

An article by posted on April 12, 2008
Heaven Must Have Sent Us an Angel

As last season came to a sad close, many of us pushed back our tears and wondered out loud, “How could this have happened to us”.  We searched for answers, but there were none that can console us. We were broken and we needed someone or something to restore our faith. January 5th seemed just […]

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Mets Fans Are the Most Passionate and Expressive Fans in Baseball

An article by posted on April 11, 2008

Add to that knowledgeable, loyal, indiscriminate, relentless, forgiving, unforgiving, manic and obsessive… fill in the rest.   We can be found all over the country and in every corner of the world. Every now and then I enjoy looking at our site statistics and marvel at the places some of our readers come from. Just this […]

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Will Mike Pelfrey Force Omar Minaya’s Hand

An article by posted on April 9, 2008

For every action there is a reaction. If Mike Pelfrey fails to deliver a solid performance, the reaction by Mets General Manager, Omar Minaya will be quick and far-reaching. After bringing perhaps baseball’s best pitcher in Johan Santana this off-season, things have gotten sour in a hurry in what was portrayed as a formidable starting rotation. […]

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Top 10 Reasons You Know It’s Going To Be A Long Season

An article by posted on April 9, 2008

10. Carlos Delgado finally hits his first homerun, and the Homerun Apple gets stuck half way up.9. Scott Schoeneweis is booed when he enters the game, and cheered as he leaves the game.8. The hot dogs are the same price but now they are an inch shorter.7. Mr. Met slips on a discarded Lastings Milledge baseball card that […]

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Your Home Opener Has Come

An article by posted on April 9, 2008

I sit here thinking I felt this way last September and, for some reason, I can’t do anything but watch in disgust. Am I worried? No. Absolutely not. Are there people who are about to be suicidal? Absolutely. I don’t blame them either. My mother and father said something that’ll stick with me for the whole […]

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Will Willie Randolph Make It To Memorial Day?

An article by posted on April 8, 2008

Unless the Mets fortunes change dramatically in the next few weeks, the answer to that question is a resounding no. Willie will NOT last past Memorial Day. Mets fans who are still disenchanted from 2007 have already begun calling for his head after barely a week into the season. One reader says, “Why shouldn’t we […]

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Luis Castillo: Just What The Mets Didn’t Kneed

An article by posted on April 8, 2008

Luis Castillo has been replaced in the 4th inning of todays game by Damion Easley. Apparently the right knee that was supposedly taken care of in the off season is just as creaky and as weak as ever. Castillo complained of soreness after running to catch a foul pop-up in the first inning and tried to […]

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Whose Return Will Make Mets Fans Cheer The Loudest?

An article by posted on April 5, 2008

Whose return will have the greatest impact on the Mets this season? Moises Alou – At 41-years old, Alou can still swing a big bat. Last season he hit in 30 straight games with eight doubles, four homers, 17 RBI and 23 runs scored in that span. It was the longest hitting streak by a New […]

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