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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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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Di-JEST: With CY Gone Who Will Drop Down The Slack?

An article by posted on August 9, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: With CY Gone Who Will Drop Down The Slack?

Just as we all remember where we were when 2-1/2 Men fired Charlie Sheen or when SUBWAY stopped offering their horseradish sauce dressing, we Mets fans will always remember where we were when we learned that Chris Young was “designated for assignment.” When good teams lose a player, as the Pirates recently did with Andrew […]

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Di-JEST: A Visit From Carnac

An article by posted on August 5, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST:  A Visit From Carnac

Even though he is long gone from the scene many people fondly remember the Johnny Carson routine called “Carnac the Magnificent.” Carnac, a great seer from the East, had the mystical ability to glean the appropriate question when given the answer. Here’s the MMO Di-Jest’s visit with the amazing Carnac. The answer: Bart Colon Carnac: […]

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Di-JEST: SNY Down To Final 4 In Search For Burkhardt Successor

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: SNY Down To Final 4 In Search For Burkhardt Successor

There’s news aplenty out of the Mets sports network, SNY.  First something that we at the Di-Jest applaud.  The programming department has now finally and officially abandoned their plan to find someone to fill the Ralph Kiner role in the Mets TV booth. The SNY suits thought that it was possible to find some mature […]

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Di-JEST: The MMO Chat You Missed

An article by posted on July 27, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: The MMO Chat You Missed

OK.  Truth be told you didn’t miss this Mets Merized chat on account of the fact that it never happened.  Here’s the back-story. I’m a sucker for online chats and read them at MLB Trade Rumors, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, and wherever else I stumble upon them.   I don’t know why I bother since I rarely […]

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Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

The crack investigative unit here at MMO has uncovered a cynical plot developed by Jeff Wilpon with the approval of Papa Fred and Uncle (“Can I sell yet?”) Saul. The younger Wilpon has become envious of what the Yankees, another team on the down slide, have done during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Last year […]

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Lil’ Murph’s Diary: My Time As An All Star

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Lil’ Murph’s Diary: My Time As An All Star

Dear Diary, Here I am in flight on my way back from Minnesota where I was a National League All-Star.  I thought I would tell you about the experience while it was all still fresh in my memory. I’d love to say that it was totally magical and unforgettable and stuff like that.  I don’t […]

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Di-Jest: Emergence of Capt. Kirk Puts Kabosh to Extreme Conforto Tour

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
Di-Jest: Emergence of Capt. Kirk Puts Kabosh to Extreme Conforto Tour

If you dialed the calendar back about 10 days you would have seen the Mets as a team with about 17 outfielders and 0.75 major league shortstops. The shortstop situation has not been solved but there is now hope for the outfield. With Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson in center and right field respectively it […]

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