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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Still Plenty Of Questions As We Near Opening Day

An article by posted on March 22, 2015 0 Comments
Still Plenty Of Questions As We Near Opening Day

I’ve watched Mets baseball games since 1962. Before every season has started there have been questions about the team that the upcoming season would have to answer. However, in thinking about the 2015 team I am stunned by how many questions I have about this team – the one that promises to make a “playoff […]

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Who’s The “Not Me” This Time?

An article by posted on March 13, 2015 0 Comments
Who’s The “Not Me” This Time?

Many years ago I worked in an office that had a large staff. When the office manager found that something had been screwed up he would call everyone in and rant, “Who’s the ‘NOT ME’ responsible for this?” I always found that funny – maybe because invariably the culprit was NOT ME. But it brought […]

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Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

Even the most pessimistic Mets fan believes right now the 2015 team will be an improvement over the last five versions of the team. Given any kind of reasonable health one expects 82 wins at a minimum. The optimists foresee 89 or 90 wins and a wild card slot. If the Nats were to do […]

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How Optimistic Should Mets Fans Be?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
How Optimistic Should Mets Fans Be?

Mel Brooks has made a small fortune – no make that a large fortune – on his movie, then play, then movie of THE PRODUCERS. As you must know it involved a scam wherein his protagonists planned to make a fortune by overfunding a Broadway show that goes bust almost immediately. Wayne Huizenga owned the […]

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The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

As baseball fans, especially those more into the esoteric new age stats, we are used to judging players both on their careers and on their individual seasons with letters or numerical grades. It helps us keep things ordered. If you wanted to use school grades we might say that David Wright has been an A- […]

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Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

I like to think I stay on top of the news and opinions when it comes to the Mets. Besides for checking online newspapers daily I read at least three popular Mets blogs and follow on Twitter dozens of people who discuss the team. On balance there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding […]

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What Would It Take To Get Tulowitzki?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
What Would It Take To Get Tulowitzki?

On Monday, Jon Heyman proposed that the Mets should trade righthanders Noah Syndergaard, Dillon Gee and Rafael Montero, plus catching prospect Kevin Plawecki and infielder Wilmer Flores to the Rockies in exchange for $30 million in cash and Troy Tulowitzki. * * * * * * * * * * Bloggers and sports columnists have […]

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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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