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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Mike Francesa Attacks Fellow Mets Blogger

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

Apparently Mike Francesa doesn’t think very highly of us bloggers. Today on his radio program that’s simulcast on the YES network, he went on a rant against Matt Cerrone from MetsBlog. Cerrone wrote a piece today regarding the emergence of Mike Pelfrey, giving him credit for his turnaround. For some reason it irked Francesa so […]

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Mets Beat Yankees But That’s Hardly Enough

An article by posted on May 24, 2010 0 Comments

So many indelible moments in life seem to occur in slow motion, sometimes both the good and bad moments. The 2010 Mets season for me has been just that, a slow motion Shakespearean tragedy. Perhaps to some a typically bad CW network soap opera. It’s your choice. The Mets are in my opinion, just about beyond […]

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The Mets Are Making My HMO’s Day

An article by posted on May 19, 2010 0 Comments

I’m going to keep this brief. The Mets definitely have a way of tugging at it’s loyal fan’s heartstrings. So far 2010 should be titled the “Big Tease”. The team first teased us with a snail’s paced, dreadful start. Talk’s of axing everyone from Jerry Manuel to probably a CitiField usher started to pop up in the […]

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A Little Competition Never Hurt Anybody

An article by posted on May 17, 2010 0 Comments

As I’ve gotten older I’ve seemed to have become more and more nostalgic about my childhood. It’s only natural considering in September I’m going to be a father for the first time. I remember the lessons my dad taught me as if he sat me down yesterday. One lesson that made a huge impression was […]

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What Would Keith Do… About Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

“We- players, writers, fans- talk about the importance of the little things and getting the breaks and clutch pitching and hitting, but sometimes I wonder whether the truth isn’t more simple. The main difference between the winners and losers? Winning.” Keith Hernandez from his novel If At First… The wisdom of Keith Hernandez whether on […]

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Johan Santana’s Health

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

This past Saturday night, the NYPD began an investigation involving an SUV parked in Times Square packed with fertilizer and fireworks that could have been part of some kind of terrorist attack. A report from the Washington Post surfaced that Police and FBI agents are investigating a 911 call placed at 4 a.m. Sunday from […]

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The Mets Past Is Today’s Prologue

An article by posted on April 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are proving that winning baseball isn’t just measured by pure numbers such as batting averages or home runs or even low walk totals. Winning baseball is a mishmash of that along with solid clutch playing and a really big chaser of luck. Luck isn’t something the Mets are used to lately not to […]

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Fred Wilpon, It’s Time To Save Your Team

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments

It was once said in a famous quote, “Only Nixon could go to China”. Back in the sixties the Communist states of China and the Soviet Union broke off their strategic alliance. Nixon saw this as an opportunity to gain a Cold War edge on the Soviets by warming up to the Chinese. It was […]

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My All Time Mets Pitching Staff…Plus One

An article by posted on April 12, 2010 0 Comments

I always tell my friends who are Yankee’s fans, it’s easy to be a Yankee fan. Everything is handed to you. To be a Met fan it takes a certain rare, albeit hopeful, yet borderline delusional personality. The Yankee’s are like the older brother that grew up a Hilton to the Mets kid who grew […]

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My All Time New York Mets Lineup

An article by posted on April 5, 2010 0 Comments

With Opening Day finally come (nice win!) and gone, I think it’s high time we put away our collective pessimism, our unified grumpiness as jilted Mets fans, and just have a little fun. Opening Day happens only once a year, right? But as we pop open those adult beverages and boil the mystery meat wonders of pure […]

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Darryl Strawberry…You Are The Weakest Link…GOODBYE!

An article by posted on March 29, 2010 0 Comments

Boy the last few weeks haven’t been very kind to a few former Metropolitans.  Those of you out there who are amongst the millions of reality TV viewers, might have noticed that Darryl Strawberry was among a group of celebrities vying for top billing on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Ok I admit I SOMETIMES watch […]

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