Rob Silverman

A Mets fan since 1973, Rob was born in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Luckily, his parents moved to Queens at a young age so he was not scarred by pinstripes. Currently living in southern Nevada, he writes suspense novels and crime fiction. His debut novel "Plain God" hit book stores in September of 2015. Visit me at my site RobSilvermanBooks.com.

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A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on June 19, 2016 0 Comments
A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

It was my first baseball game. And it was almost my last. In the summer of 1972 I was pushing Tonka trucks around the floor in a one bedroom apartment in The Bronx. I noted the wide range of emotions my Dad went through watching a 2 ½ hour baseball game. Happiness, frustration, cheering, despair. […]

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A Tale of Two Pitchers

An article by posted on May 30, 2016 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Pitchers

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Sports Illustrated called it “The most hyped pitching debut the game had ever seen.” Retailers couldn’t keep his jersey in stock due to demand. And when Stephen Strasburg made his debut the 21-year-old phenom did not disappoint. He compiled a 2.91 ERA. In […]

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MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

An article by posted on March 22, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

Someone once said “A baseball team is a living breathing thing.” If that’s true, Tom Seaver is our heart, Gil Hodges our brain, Gary Carter our lungs (he breathed life into the Mets in Game 6), Bob Murphy our voice, Keith Hernandez our eyes. And Tug McGraw? Tug would be our spirit. America has changed […]

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Book Review: “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Book Review: “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

I’m not sure if it occurs in the first, second or third trimester. But some time while we’re in the womb, all Mets fans—actually all New Yorkers who are fans of NL Baseball—receive the gene that makes us hate the Yankees. However, maybe once every generation, a player dons the pinstripes who we hate…but who […]

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Remembering Gary Carter…

An article by posted on February 16, 2016 0 Comments
Remembering Gary Carter…

Remembering Gary Carter on the four year anniversary of his death. He was a great baseball player, a tremendous family man, and the best friend anyone could ever have. Most of all, he will always be remembered as The Kid to all who knew him because of his passion and enthusiasm for life and for […]

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Greed is Good… Except If You’re A Baseball Fan

An article by posted on January 31, 2016 0 Comments
Greed is Good… Except If You’re A Baseball Fan

If you’re Gordon Gekko greed is good. If you’re Bernie Sanders greed is bad. If you’re a baseball fan you wonder if MLB’s greed has a direct impact on winning the World Series. Although none of us like to admit it Baseball is a business. But what happens when the desire to make a buck […]

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Mike Piazza and the Return of Our National Pastime

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and the Return of Our National Pastime

The Mets. The Braves. Late September. This is what a pennant race is all about. It was the 148th game that season and the defending NL Champion Mets were surging. We’d cut the lead from 13 ½ to just 5 ½ and now the first place Braves were coming to town. At least, that’s what […]

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Staying On Top Is More Difficult Than Getting There

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Staying On Top Is More Difficult Than Getting There

When Jesse Orosco fanned Marty Barrett my dad and I instantaneously flew off the couch. This wasn’t the man who taught me how to ride a bike, how to drive a car and (tried to) teach me math. There wasn’t 23 years between us. Instead, at this frozen moment in time we were both two […]

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Commissioner Manfred Needs to Lift the Ban, But Not on Pete Rose

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Commissioner Manfred Needs to Lift the Ban, But Not on Pete Rose

He was arguably the greatest natural hitter of his generation. He was idolized by hometown fans and feared by those he competed against. He was the one guy opposing pitchers vowed not to be beaten by. His batting stance was copied in ball fields and backyards across the country. He was a World Series champion. […]

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A Most Crucial Off-Season for the Mets Begins Today

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
A Most Crucial Off-Season for the Mets Begins Today

Over their first seven years the New York Metropolitans had not exactly set the baseball world on fire. From 1962 through 1968, they compiled a record of 394-737 and finished a combined 288 ½ games back. In seven seasons, they’d finished 10th five times and 9th twice. Coming into 1969, there was some cautious optimism. […]

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Why This October Will Feel Different

An article by posted on October 3, 2015 0 Comments
Why This October Will Feel Different

Like all fathers, my dad gave me a hard time about driving too fast as well as “that crap” I listened to. And like most kids, I never listened. Except today. This particular afternoon I was in no particular hurry to get to my destination, nor was I in any frame of mind to listen […]

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