Joe Spector

I'm just your regular Joe. Staff writer @ Metsmerizedonline.com. Happily married and a father to a baby girl. I attended my first Met game at the ripe old age of 3 where my father scored a foul ball and had it signed by Lee Mazzilli, Joe Torre and Joe Pignataro. It was my Holy Grail - 'till I buried it in the backyard. I have my own website where you can read my drivel at your leisure @ www.thespectorsector.net

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The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

I remember when the whole Madoff fiasco started to carpet-bomb its way into the mainstream sports media. Well before it all started to make headlines and evolve into the sports blogs fodder du-jour, mercilessly mocking the team, its owners and even fans, I had a conversation with an old family friend with ties to the […]

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The New York Mets – On The Fringe Of History

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
The New York Mets – On The Fringe Of History

Thursday – October 19th – 2006 Top of the 9th and the score is 3 to 1 in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets are one loss away from post-season elimination. The St. Louis Cardinals are one win away from the World Series. Cliff Floyd has struck out with runners on first and […]

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Brandon Nimmo’s Exclusive Interview With MMO – The Future Looks Bright

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo’s Exclusive Interview With MMO – The Future Looks Bright

As our Mets Minor League expert Petey Pete unveils Brandon Nimmo at No. 5 in our 2012 MMO Top 20 Prospects, here’s an interview Joe Spector did with Nimmo in October. Enjoy the read, Mets fans! – Joe D. In his first year as General Manager of the New York Mets Sandy Alderson and his […]

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The New York Petulance

An article by posted on November 14, 2011 0 Comments

We tend to see the world and everything that encompasses it through our own shaded lenses. Our biases and preconceptions while defining us can often prevent us from understanding the whole truth. If the truth you’re seeking is to know if a candidate for President is a serial sexual harasser or whether perhaps a venerable […]

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Bring On The Hot Stove!

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments

Not even a few days have passed since the last out was made in the New York Mets 2011 season and at least for Met fans – the Hot Stove is about to be stirred. I was annoyed at how Jose Reyes’ season came to an abrupt end – the blow thankfully softened by the […]

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Just Another Fed-Up, Tired Met Fan

An article by posted on September 16, 2011 0 Comments

It seems every year as of late the Mets find themselves embroiled in some kind of controversy, either of their own design or through some vast cosmic anti-Met conspiracy that has prodded this little multi-million dollar team that could. I’m going to try to avoid blaming the Mets troubles on anything ethereal since to do […]

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Enough Complaining…What Would You Do?

An article by posted on September 8, 2011 0 Comments

It’s rare for me to get so annoyed that I ever have an issue grasping for the right words but when you’ve been pushed to the edge of reason, anything can happen and all bets are off. I can honestly say that some of my fellow Met fans lately have had me wanting to grab […]

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An (All Too Familiar) Early End Of Season Review

An article by posted on August 19, 2011 0 Comments

This has become an annual bad habit for us hasn’t it? It’s not even Labor Day and Met fans instinctively are talking about next year, something all too familiar the past 4 years. August and September baseball for Met fans – or as it’s become known as – The big yet not so surprising let […]

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The Mets Alumni Association And Habitat For Humanity

An article by posted on July 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Alumni Association And Habitat For Humanity

We live in interesting times where we tend to take so much for granted. We always seem to want what we don’t have whether we have a pressing need for it or not. Most of us are lucky enough to come home, kick off our shoes, hug the kids, put on one of our 1000 […]

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The Jose Reyes Chessmatch

An article by posted on June 21, 2011 0 Comments

Update June 21, 2011 5:30 PM According to Michael Baron over at MetsBlog.com,  Sandy Alderson spoke at CitiField today with reporters and according to SNY producer Matt Dunn, he said he reached out to the agents of Jose Reyes recently, but were told he will not negotiate a new contract until after the season.  I […]

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