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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Send Us Your Mets Themed Holiday Favorites!

An article by posted on December 13, 2014 0 Comments
Send Us Your Mets Themed Holiday Favorites!

MetsMerized and WIOX radio are teaming up again to present their second annual Mets Themed Christmas Tip-Off radio show.  Every holiday season, Tip-Off radio hosts John Bernhardt and Randy VanKeuren dedicate the lion’s share of their last radio show before Christmas to Mets themed holiday carols.  MetsMerized readers write these Mets themed carols that they […]

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A Championship Season: Looking Back

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
A Championship Season: Looking Back

Any discussion about the Binghamton Mets 2014 Eastern League Championship should start with B-Met manager Pedro Lopez. After setting a franchise record for regular season wins and taking the Eastern League’s regular season championship then falling in the first round of the championship playoffs in 2013, Lopez got a taste of championship baseball and was […]

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Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

On Thursday, the New York Mets added RHP Hansel Robles to the 40-Man Roster so that he would be protected from the Rule 5 Draft in December. Since then, we’ve had quite a few readers ask us about him in the comment threads and via email. Here’s something our Binghamton beat writer, John Bernhardt, wrote […]

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Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

The issue of innings caps for Met starting pitchers in 2015 would be mitigated if the Mets thought forward and initiated a six-man starting pitching rotation.  For many, the idea of a six man starting pitching rotation is too revolutionary and defies what is believed to be standard protocol in most baseball circles. Yet, the […]

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What Does Future Hold For Matt den Dekker?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
What Does Future Hold For Matt den Dekker?

For most of the summer and into the off-season speculation among fans has raged that the hot stove priorities for the Mets should be to go outside the organization to procure a power hitting corner outfielder and a shortstop.  With a plethora of starting pitchers and a young and dynamic evolving bullpen, many Met fans […]

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Doc Gives Them A Dose Of Reality

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
Doc Gives Them A Dose Of Reality

Doc Gooden was a guest on the Boomer and Carton show last week. Like most Met fans, Gooden is hyped over all the young pitching in the Mets system believing the Citi Field boys are a lot closer to relevancy than most people give them credit. But, Gooden was incredulous over management’s recent chatter that […]

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T.J. Rivera Is One Of The Good Guys

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
T.J. Rivera Is One Of The Good Guys

One was a 10 year old boy. One was a professional athlete. Baseball was the common denominator that allowed their paths to unexpectedly intersect last winter. The result is something special. Willem Rathgeber is a boy who loves baseball. A student at Homer Brink Elementary School, in the summer Willem is a Maine-Endwell baseball All-Star. […]

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B-Mets Are Eastern League Champions!

An article by posted on September 13, 2014 0 Comments
B-Mets Are Eastern League Champions!

For the nearly 6,000 baseball fans who packed Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium, Friday night was about lasting memories as the Binghamton Mets edged Richmond, 2-1, to become the 2014 champions of the Eastern League. The Eastern League title was the first for Binghamton in two decades. There was the memory of Brandon Nimmo’s ground ball through […]

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Peavey Leads B-Mets To Dominating 5-1 Victory

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Peavey Leads B-Mets To Dominating 5-1 Victory

All season long he’s been the Binghamton Met pitching ace.  Wednesday in Richmond Greg Peavey delivered his biggest outing of the year, seven innings of 1 run ball, helping the B-Mets down Richmond, 5-1, in the Eastern League finals.  The victory marks the fourth straight Binghamton road win and sends the B-Mets back home to […]

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B-Mets Help Disabled Children Dream and Do

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
B-Mets Help Disabled Children Dream and Do

A Dave Clark D3 (Disability, Dream and Do) Baseball Camp is good for what ails you. It is good for the heart. It is good for the mind. And, it is good for the soul. Walk into a D3 baseball camp feeling a little blue, a little down in the dumps, a little like life […]

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