Larry Smith

Larry is a semi-retired optometrist (the tip off is the Twitter handle @dr4sight) who has been a Mets fan since the beginning - 1962. He's written humor articles for THE APPLE and THE REAL DIRTY METS BLOG. He lives in Saugerties with his wife of over 40 years and has two married sons, a grandson and two granddaughters. He's in two Strat-O-Matic baseball leagues, one of which he joined in 1978!. Roots for Mets, Giants, Jets, Rangers, Knicks. Roots against Yankees and Patriots. You can follow him on Twitter at:

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Di-JEST: What’s Next For Derek Jeter?

An article by posted on September 26, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: What’s Next For Derek Jeter?

This past Thursday was a monumental day in New York sports.  Let’s talk about some of the high points of the day in descending importance. The METS won a game in Washington D.C. against the Nationals. This is huge. The team scored seven runs against a team they usually can’t score seven runs against in […]

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Di-JEST: Might As Well Be The Suckiest

An article by posted on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST:  Might As Well Be The Suckiest

The missus and I just returned from a short vacation which means that I could see no Mets games on either SNY or PIX for about a week.   Usually that’s a REAL vacation. But I see that while I was away the team dismantled the Atlanta Braves and pretty much stymied any hopes they […]

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Di-JEST: My Top 10 Fake Mets Headlines

An article by posted on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST:  My Top 10 Fake Mets Headlines

I’ve been a reader of newspapers for as long as I can remember. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island I spent years reading the NYC tabloids and then Newsday. Now living upstate I read the local paper to see what streets have sinkholes the size of in-ground swimming pools. I still keep […]

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Di-Jest Song Parody: Eve Of Contention

An article by posted on September 14, 2014 0 Comments
Di-Jest Song Parody: Eve Of Contention

Di-Jest readers know that I started watching the Mets in ’62 when I was just a teenager. The music that I fell in love with is almost entirely from the ’60′s and ’70′s. By the time disco arrived I was already, to quote Gary Cohen, “outta here.” Sometimes Di-Jest articles are song parodies and the […]

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Di-JEST: A Mets Popularity Survey

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: A Mets Popularity Survey

I’m a sucker for all the catchy internet sports stuff.  Whether it’s a chat or an article that starts with a number (“14 Things the Mets Must Do To Become Respectable”) and I’m all over them. Another popular thing is surveys.  I don’t know how to put a real survey up online, but here’s the […]

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Di-JEST: Mets Float Opt-Out of All-Star Game Plan

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: Mets Float Opt-Out of All-Star Game Plan

Let’s face it fellow Mets fans, there was one brief moment this year when the team looked ‘not awful’ and almost promising. And that time came just a week and a half before the mid season classic, the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. As usual the Mets landed one pity player on the team […]

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Di-JEST: Mets To Expand Use Of Rally Towels

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: Mets To Expand Use Of Rally Towels

Let’s face it. If we make a list of things that have worked for the Mets in 2014 it would be a short one: #1  Jacob deGrom – Both with his arm and his bat #2  Lucas Duda – Who’d a thunk the Mets would choose the right keeper between him and Ike? #3 Rally […]

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MMO Di-Jest: An Open Letter To Commissioner-Elect Rob Manfred

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Di-Jest: An Open Letter To Commissioner-Elect Rob Manfred

Dear Mr. Manfred, First let me congratulate you on having been elected the next Commissioner of Baseball.  I’d like to say I was your biggest supporter but you were my third choice behind Bob Costas and Mike Greenberg.  (I also have a soft spot for baseball’s official historian, John Thorn.  But John is getting up […]

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Morning Di-Jest: I Have Questions

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Morning Di-Jest:  I Have Questions

Has Terry Collins gone from using Eric Young Jr. every chance he gets, to using him as little as possible? Don’t get me wrong I think that EY used strictly as a pinch-runner maximizes his only major league skill. Does Daniel Murphy take the first pitch he sees in the 1st inning every game yet […]

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Di-JEST: Desperate Mets Try New Promo Tactic

An article by posted on August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: Desperate Mets Try New Promo Tactic

When your ballclub is cruising toward another mid-70s win season and seeing its attendance in continued decline you try everything you can think of to get fans out to the park. The Mets have tried promotions like fireworks nights, concerts by name entertainers, and have given bobblehead dolls out of everyone from Ed Kranepool to […]

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