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 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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The Double Whammy Of Being a Jets and Mets Fan

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
The Double Whammy Of Being a Jets and Mets Fan

Life as a New York Met fan is painful enough, but for Met fans who also pull for the New York Jets, sports allegiance can be a double whammy. Manish Menta, who covers the Jets for the New York Post wrote an interesting column this week that for this reader drew parallels between management of […]

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Giants and Nationals Have Expressed Interest In Murphy

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Giants and Nationals Have Expressed Interest In Murphy

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Washington Nationals have expressed interest in Daniel Murphy, but he calls the likelihood of any deal a longshot. SiriusXM host and former GM Jim Duquette also had a source tell him that the Giants are still very interested in acquiring Murphy. In all likelihood, Murphy isn;t going anywhere. Sandy Alderson […]

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What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

It’s a fascinating query, a paradox of sorts, a question with no easy answer.  That fact speaks more to the New York Mets lingering status in baseball Nowhere Land than anything else.  No matter, identifying four core or foundational players of the New York Mets can be a real baseball brain teaser. The concept of […]

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Lucas Duda: The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

An article by posted on July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda:  The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

Nobody wanted Ike Davis patrolling the first base bag at Citi Field this year more than me. In several posts over the off-season I outlined my arguments why I believed that if the Mets chose to go within the organization at first base it made baseball sense that Davis was their man. Recent history with […]

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The Braves Retool Blueprint

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Braves Retool Blueprint

Of Mikes and Men, the autobiography of Atlanta Braves long time and beloved broadcaster Pete Van Wieren is a fascinating read. Van Wieren grew up in upstate New York and cut his teeth as a baseball broadcaster in Binghamton covering the play-by-play for the Triplets. In fact, a few summers back I sat in the […]

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Great First Impressions on Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Great First Impressions on Brandon Nimmo

He’s one of the most talked about Met prospects, a subject of heated debate ever since he was selected with the Mets’ top pick in 2011. After getting my first extended live look at Brandon Nimmo during Saturday’s doubleheader at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium, I think most Met fans are going to be impressed and pulling hard for […]

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Sell, Sandy, Sell

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Sell, Sandy, Sell

The current standings for the Mets comes as no real surprise. I predicted on the air the Mets would win 78 games this season while losing 84, a modest improvement over recent years. In doing so, I also admitted I might be caught up in preseason hype because a serious analysis of the roster left […]

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Matz Delivers Another Strong Performance

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Matz Delivers Another Strong Performance

Sometimes it’s not just the win or the loss that’s the best indicator of a starting pitcher’s effectiveness and overall pitching performance. That was the case Saturday in Binghamton where the Mets’ highly touted left-handed prospect Steven Matz dropped a 2-0 decision against the Erie Sea Wolves. Matz pitched brilliantly for Binghamton, tossing a seven […]

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Lagares’ Rehab Takes Him To Binghamton

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares’ Rehab Takes Him To Binghamton

Juan Lagares, returning from an oblique injury, got his rehab off to a roaring start at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton on Monday.  Lagares showed no ill effects from his muscle strain, and reached base safely the first three times he stepped into the batter’s box.  Lagares hit at the top of the B-Mets order, drawing […]

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