In an interview yesterday with Ben Wagner, the “voice of the Bisons,” which was posted on the Buffalo Bisons’ website, injured outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis talks about how his surgically repaired shoulder “feels good,” and his sore oblique “feels a lot better now.” He also gives us this progress report: that he began throwing Monday, and will resume hitting “pretty soon hopefully.” He sounded very optimistic that he would be back in the line-up before opening […]
As Spring Training 2012 enters it’s final weeks, we can’t help but feel anxious. With all the injuries and uncertainty, all any self-respecting Mets fan wants at this point is for their team to navigate the rest of the way through spring training, staying healthy and intact, and with everyone ready to start the season. The players too, aren’t immune to this anxiety. Despite their cool, professional demeanors, many of these guys are fighting for […]
With all the injuries in big league camp this spring, it would have been really nice if some of the young kids could have stepped in and helped out. It would have been a help to the big league team, a valuable experience for the kids, a learning experience, and who knows? One of them might have won a big league job. Injuries to Captain Kirk have robbed him of any chance this year, to […]
My 12th birthday, Monday September 8th, 1969. Why in hell does it have to be a day game today? I agonized as my mom drove me to school. As I sat in Mr Greenleaf’s home room that morning I cursed and muttered under my breath: “Koos is going against the Cubs today at Shea, AND it’s my birthday, AND we’re only two-and-a-half games behind that collection of whining crybabies from Chicago, and breathing right down their […]
I had the pleasure of speaking by phone yesterday with New York Mets, 2011 7th round draft choice, minor league first-baseman Cole Frenzel. I was able to throw a great many questions Cole’s way, and he fielded them all sure-handedly, without so much as a bobble. Cole told me he had left the chilly clime of his native North Dakota, and headed for the sunshine of Arizona, in order to get a little warm weather hitting […]
After just reading Barry Duchan’s excellent piece here on MMO: “Mets Memories 1964 – Ron Hunt, Pete Rose and Bobby Klaus,” I was inspired to share my own thought’s and memories of Ron Hunt. Back in ’64 I was 7 years-old, a tremendous Beatle nut, and a budding Mets fan. My favorite TV shows at the time in order were the brand new sci-fi adventures Star Trek, and The Time Tunnel, Combat!, and the re-runs […]
Here’s an interview I did with Mets pitching prospect Darin Gorski this offseason. We’ll be re-posting some of the 30 interviews I conducted this Winter as baseball gets back into full swing and many of our readers return from their offseason hibernation. Enjoy! * * * * * * * * * * And the 2011 Sterling Award Winner: Mets Organizational Pitcher of the Year, is…. Darin Gorski. And he was the perfect choice because he […]
I had the chance to talk to New York Mets left-handed pitching prospect Hamilton Bennett by phone the other day. Ham is taking care of last minute preparations at his home in North Carolina before making the drive to Port St. Lucie, for the start of Spring Training. After being taken by the Mets in the 29th round of the 2010 MLB draft, Hamilton has now logged two very solid years in pro ball. In […]
With baseball coming back and our traffic up nearly 50% from January, I wanted to welcome those of you who are new to MMO and those who are back from your Winter hibernation. I’ll be re-posting some of the two dozen interviews we conducted over the last three months as all of them make their way to the Mets major and minor league camps. Enjoy! When the Mets made shortstop Danny Muno their 8th round pick in this years […]
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