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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More Mets Static

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
More Mets Static

It was almost miraculous. I turned on WOR coming home from watching Darin Gorski throw a masterful two-hit, complete game in Binghamton and the reception was crystal clear. Learning Jacob deGrom had left the game with a 2-0 lead I was elated. First Rafael Montero‘s 10 strikeout performance and now deGrom, both pitching like the […]

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Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

I’m not convinced the Mets really understand their strength and potential as a baseball team. Everybody talks about the Met pitching potential and the fact our current team and our teams in the future are and will be built around pitching. I love that fact. But, I’ve always been told that teams built around pitching […]

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Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

Terry Collins take heed: NEVER TAKE ON YOUR FANS! The Collins reaction to Met fans reaction to his benching of Juan Lagares will not serve TC well. A manager never wins when he takes on his team’s fan base. And, many times doing so is an ominous sign. In the business world it’s called ‘the […]

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Featured Post: A Day Without Juan Lagares

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Day Without Juan Lagares

With age comes a growing understanding of the importance of letting go of things that you can’t control. Looking in the rear view mirror its easy to recognize how much worry and energy I have expended in the past over things where I had little or no influence. Moving forward I’m trying hard to direct […]

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An Amazin’ Start: Breaking Down The Road To 90 Wins

An article by posted on April 28, 2014 0 Comments
An Amazin’ Start: Breaking Down The Road To 90 Wins

Tip your hat to Terry Collins. Prior to the the three-game set with the Miami Marlins, Collins was faced with a brutal opening 22 game schedule segment, a different closer in each of the first three weeks of the new season, the loss of his best defensive player, Juan Lagares, who was also the team’s […]

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Restoring Trust and My Night at Citi Field

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Restoring Trust and My Night at Citi Field

Minor tweaks of the nutritional program are not the answer. Changing the eating schedule so the players have more time to digest their food will bring no measurable change in outcomes. The Mets failure to win games at Citi Field is a hot topic as we move towards the end of first month of a […]

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Gary, Keith and Ron: Those Voices In Our Heads

An article by posted on March 30, 2014 0 Comments
Gary, Keith and Ron: Those Voices In Our Heads

The Mets may not lead the league in many baseball categories, but they do excel in one area. The voices of the Mets SNY broadcast team; Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling, are the cream of the crop. All three were on top of their game in Steve Serby’s Q&A in the Sunday New […]

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How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

The Chris Young signing is what I call a Hot Stove Head-Scratcher. Try as I might to understand the move, signing Young to a contract worth more than $7 million dollars simply doesn’t make sense. My litmus test for a free agent signing involves two basic questions. First, is there a reasonable expectation the free […]

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Mets Pitching Prospects Strutting Their Stuff

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Prospects Strutting Their Stuff

It’s nothing more than a glimpse of hope, a promise that the talk of better days ahead might just be more reality than simply talk. They have only thrown an inning here and an inning there over the Mets first ten spring training games, but collectively the young pitching prospects the Mets have compiled in […]

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Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

Twenty men have sat in the Met managerial hot seat. Some have served as momentary stopgaps, Mike Cubbage for only seven games. None survived long enough to rival the longest surviving managers of the modern game, guys like Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa. In fact, none wore the Met orange and blue for more than […]

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