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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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 1 Comment
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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MMO Exclusive: T.J. Rivera Just Keeps Hitting and Hoping

An article by posted on September 9, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: T.J. Rivera Just Keeps Hitting and Hoping

When his baseball playing days are behind him, T.J. Rivera wants to be remembered as a grinder, a guy who didn’t simply go through the motions but played with 100 percent effort every time he stepped on a baseball diamond. “That’s something I’ve always tried to live up to, going out there and playing hard […]

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A Different Take On Harvey Who Will Have His Next Start Skipped

An article by posted on September 9, 2015 0 Comments
A Different Take On Harvey Who Will Have His Next Start Skipped

Logan Verrett will start for the Mets on Monday, in place of Matt Harvey in an effort to limit his innings before the playoffs. You may remember that Verrett tossed eight innings of one-run baseball in his last spot start, on August 23 in Colorado, so no need to panic. The Mets expect to pitch […]

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Mets Minors: Wally Has Team Running To Another First Place Finish

An article by posted on August 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Wally Has Team Running To Another First Place Finish

‘Put on your running shoes’ could be the motto for Wally Backman’s Las Vegas 51’s this summer. The scrappy 2014 PCL Manager of the Year has used the running game as a weapon in leading his team to a possible first place finish in the Southern Division. Las Vegas ranks fifth out of sixteen PCL […]

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An MMO Original: Losing Streaks Are Part of the Game

An article by posted on August 18, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: Losing Streaks Are Part of the Game

Three losses to the Pirates at Citi Field ignited a case of the jitters throughout Met land. The unbridled euphoria Met fans had experienced over a recent winning streak and their teams ascent to the top of the National League’s Eastern Division dimmed some over the weekend. Based on our most recent experiences and stretching […]

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MMO Exclusive: Paul Sewald Just Keeps Throwing Strikes

An article by posted on August 17, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Paul Sewald Just Keeps Throwing Strikes

He is part of a crop of young baseball players who grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, a class that includes the likes of Bryce Harper, Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant. He’s thoughtful, strategic and articulate and made a perfect guest on a recent WIOX, Tip-Off radio show. I’m talking about Paul Sewald the current […]

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MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Team Chemistry, Conforto, Plawecki (Part 3)

An article by posted on August 17, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Team Chemistry, Conforto, Plawecki (Part 3)

Here is the final part of my exclusive interview on Friday morning with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson who was a guest on my Tip-Off Show. You can read Part One of Sandy’s interview by clicking here and Part Two here. Huge thanks to Mets media relations vice president Jay Horwitz for putting this together […]

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MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Cespedes and Tigers Unwillingness To Budge (Part 2)

An article by posted on August 17, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Cespedes and Tigers Unwillingness To Budge (Part 2)

Here is the second part of my interview this morning with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on me weekly Tip-Off Show. You can read part one of Sandy’s interview by clicking here. John: I’m a gigantic Michael Fulmer fan, I’ve watched him pitch six times this season. I have to ask you, please tell me just […]

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