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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The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

It was the stuff of Candid Camera. It has since become known as the “Marshmallow Experiment.” In 1960, Stamford Professor Walter Mischel, wanted to find out whether delayed gratification, having to wait before attaining a satisfying outcome, was healthy for people. Mischel devised a study to find out. Mischel brought together a group of young […]

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It Is Time For Jack Leathersich

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
It Is Time For Jack Leathersich

It’s time.  Losing seven out of our last eight to the Miami Marlins is proof enough.  Measured changes at Citi Field are long overdue. Binghamton’s southpaw reliever Jack Leathersich has been nothing short of dominant this season — and his ascent to the show should be at the top of a long list of personnel […]

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Mets Minors: Eric Campbell Is The Forgotten Man

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Eric Campbell Is The Forgotten Man

In some ways, he could be called the forgotten Met prospect. With all the excitement of a young cadre of minor league pitchers, the yet unfulfilled promise of catching phenom Travis d’Arnaud, and the dizzying AA offensive numbers Cesar Puello is racking up in Binghamton, it is easy to get immersed into their storylines and bypass some others. […]

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Verrett Continues Impressive Campaign In 7-3 B-Mets Win

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Verrett Continues Impressive Campaign In 7-3 B-Mets Win

Binghamton 7, Akron 3 Many times you can gauge a pitcher’s demeanor, their grit and persistence, when they don’t have their best stuff.  That was the case at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium for B-Met starter Logan Verrett in the early going of last nights 7-3 victory over Akron. Verrett has been a mainstay of the Binghamton […]

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Mazzoni Solid On Both Sides Of The Ball In B-Mets 9-3 Victory

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mazzoni Solid On Both Sides Of The Ball In B-Mets 9-3 Victory

Binghamton 9, Harrisburg 3 An ominous gray sky and a persistent drizzle dampened my spirits as I started an excursion to Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium for the second consecutive day.  Saturday’s sojourn was for naught, nearly four hours driving in the car and no baseball.  The prospects of a double washout loomed. Halfway to Binghamton, the […]

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Cohoon Effective, But B-Mets Struggle Offensively In 3-1 Loss

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Cohoon Effective, But B-Mets Struggle Offensively In 3-1 Loss

  Harrisburg 3, Binghamton 1 Mark Cohoon didn’t have his best stuff yet turned in a gritty performance which was good enough to win, but good fortune simply didn’t come his way. Cohoon is a thinking pitcher who maximizes his stuff to out smart opposing hitters. Pitch location is a huge part of the winning […]

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Thoughts After Charting Montero At NYSEG Stadium

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts After Charting Montero At NYSEG Stadium

Sometimes the anticipation and the pre-game excitement outshines the actual event. That was the case with my trip to NYSEG Stadium to watch the Binghamton Mets last night. For starters, the B-Mets were hot, matching a franchise record with 14 wins during the month of April. The upstate New York weather was unreal, mid 70′s, […]

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DeGrom Rocked In A Home Run Derby Loss For Binghamton

An article by posted on April 29, 2013 0 Comments
DeGrom Rocked In A Home Run Derby Loss For Binghamton

Akron 7, Binghamton 5 A promising pitching duel turned into a home run derby at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium, as Akron flexed more muscle than the B-Mets in a 7-5 Aeros victory. B-Met starter Jacob deGrom and Paolo Espino traded zeroes through three scoreless inning to start the contest. DeGrom cruised in the early going allowing […]

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Verrett Tosses Gem, Harris Homers In B-Mets 7-2 Win

An article by posted on April 27, 2013 0 Comments
Verrett Tosses Gem, Harris Homers In B-Mets 7-2 Win

Efficient. The term popped up in my brain with the regularity Logan Verrett pounds the strike zone as I watched Verrett confuse and befuddle Akron Saturday in Binghamton. Verrett managed his pitching workload with laser life efficiency throwing two-hit ball over eight innings as the B-Mets toppled Akron, 7-2. If making good first impressions is […]

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