John Bernhardt

MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.

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B-Mets Ace Robert Gsellman Keeps Dealing Despite Lack Of Run Support

An article by posted on May 12, 2016 0 Comments
B-Mets Ace Robert Gsellman Keeps Dealing Despite Lack Of Run Support

It’s sometimes part and parcel with becoming a pitching ace. Throughout the ages, New York Met pitching aces have learned to survive and even thrive with little to no run support. Many a time a starting pitcher has to carefully navigate through a game knowing that the outcome might unravel based on the results of […]

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Mets Minors: T. J. Rivera Still Hustling For An MLB Opportunity

An article by posted on May 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: T. J. Rivera Still Hustling For An MLB Opportunity

Minor Leaguer T.J. Rivera is doing what T.J. Rivera always does – hit the baseball like crazy. Rivera, an unsung infielder in the Met farm system is blistering hot going 14- for-36 in his last ten games hitting .389 with two home runs and 8 RBI. On the season, Rivera is batting .338 with a […]

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Mets Minors: Smith Homers, Lara Shines, B-Mets Win Sixth Straight

An article by posted on April 30, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Smith Homers, Lara Shines, B-Mets Win Sixth Straight

Strong starting pitching did it again for the Binghamton Mets (10-9) as they won their fifth consecutive game 4-1 on Friday night over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Rainy Lara tossed seven inning of one hit ball – his only mistake a Rowdy Tellez’s solo home run to lead off the fifth inning. Lara was […]

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Mets Minors: First Impressions Of Mets Prospect Dominic Smith

An article by posted on April 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: First Impressions Of Mets Prospect Dominic Smith

I was eager to see top prospect Dominic Smith during the current Binghamton Mets home stand. It was my first look at the kid and he certainly passed the eye test. The return of more winter weather to upstate New York and the fact that I’m coaching a high school baseball team, delayed my first […]

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Mets Minors: Pill Fires Eight Scoreless Innings In 6-0 B-Mets Win

An article by posted on April 28, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Pill Fires Eight Scoreless Innings In 6-0 B-Mets Win

The Binghamton Mets got just what the doctor ordered last night at NYSEG Stadium when Tyler Pill tossed 8.0 innings of shutout baseball as the B-Mets downed Portland, 6-0, to complete a three game sweep. Pill, historically a dependable starter for Binghamton, had struggled in his first two outings, but seems to have turned things […]

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Mets Minors: With Sandy Alderson On Hand, Binghamton Ekes Out 3-2 Victory For Third Straight Win

An article by posted on April 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: With Sandy Alderson On Hand, Binghamton Ekes Out 3-2 Victory For Third Straight Win

Unlike their parent squad who uses the long ball as the primary tool in their offensive toolkit, the Binghamton Mets used small ball to eke out a 3-2 decision over Portland in an ice box called NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton totaled only three hits on the night, but used head’s-up base running and timely Dominic Smith […]

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Mets Minors: Solid Pitching Staff Bolsters B-Mets’ High Expectations

An article by posted on April 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Solid Pitching Staff Bolsters B-Mets’ High Expectations

Change is the only constant for a minor league baseball fan. Rosters come and rosters go as the needs of the major league club are tended to. Just when a minor league fan gets familiar and comfortable with their team’s roster, they arrive at the park to discover key personnel have been elevated. It’s a […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 6 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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Terry Collins Honored By Manager of the Year Chatter

An article by posted on September 23, 2015 0 Comments
Terry Collins Honored By Manager of the Year Chatter

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports says Terry Collins has done enough to merit the Manager of the Year award in the National League. “In a league of Joe Maddon, Clint Hurdle, Mike Matheny and Don Mattingly, who’ve won their games and will get their Manager of the Year votes, nobody’s done more and put up […]

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Would You Trade Matt Harvey for Xander Bogaerts?

An article by posted on September 18, 2015 0 Comments
Would You Trade Matt Harvey for Xander Bogaerts?

A topic being discussed recently in the Boston area in sports media and sports talk radio involves Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. The question they are asking Red Sox fans is: Would you trade shortstop Xander Bogaerts for New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey? Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham himself actuality posed the question […]

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