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 Las Vegas, he writes crime fiction and mysteries.

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To Swagger Or Not To Swagger? That Is The Question

An article by posted on April 28, 2010 0 Comments

Over the past few heartbreaking seasons we have spent much time on this site debating the importance of ‘swagger.’ I have personally been a huge advocate of this. Some have agreed. Some have disagreed. There is something to be said about walking onto a field and displaying a sense of confidence. As our Mets now […]

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Can Somebody PLEASE Wake Up The Mets?

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

The bad news is after only a week and half we are already in the cellar of the National League East. The good news is that we ARE leading the league in something: Excuses! After 7 games our Mets have the 2nd worst record in the league. It seems that we are once again sleepwalking […]

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First Week. First Impressions?

An article by posted on April 11, 2010 0 Comments

I know it’s only one week into this season. We still have 25 more to go. I am in no way giving up on the 2010 Mets. That being said I am feeling pretty pessimistic right now. Am I the only one? As we Mets fans always do, we hope for the best but somewhat […]

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(Almost) Half A Century In The Books: What Do You Think?

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

The cover of the 62 yearbook was fitting because we were the new team, the baby, of the National League. Along with the Houston Colt 45’s (later the Astros) this brought the total number of major league teams to 20. There were no divisions, no playoffs. You finished first. And you went to the World […]

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Low Expectations For 2010. And That’s Good.

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

One of the best westerns of all-time is ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.’ In one scene, Tuco, played by Eli Wallach, is getting the hell beat out of him by a soldier who is nearly three times his size. Beaten, injured and demoralized the bloody Tuco looks up at his assailant and speaks […]

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John Maine Is Not Yet A Pitcher; He’s a Thrower

An article by posted on February 7, 2010 0 Comments

Although Tom Petty wrote his classic song, ‘The Waiting (is the hardest part)’ over 20 years ago, this songs rings true today. Am I the only one tired of waiting for John Maine to develop into what we all expected? He came onto the scene in 2006 and showed promise, potential and a bright future. […]

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“We Believe In Comebacks.” (Sure We Do)

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

We all share great memories of 1986. One that stands out for me was actually the pre-game show prior to Game 7. Red Sox 2nd basemen Marty Barrett was being interviewed. The reporter asked him if he felt confident the Sox could overcome the Mets miraculous comeback in Game 6. Barrett answered eloquently, in a […]

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Say It Aint So: The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Our Game

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Safe to say none of us were really shocked when Mark McGwire admitted using steroids. The court of public opinion had already found him guilty and on Monday Big Mac admitted what we all suspected and knew in our hearts for years. It does, however, give us reason to look at the long term effects […]

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The Recession, Unemployment And Swine Flu: Maybe We Can Blame That On Omar And Castillo Also

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

There once was a ballplayer. He ended the regular season without getting a hit in the final 9 games of the year. In spite of this, his team made it to the World Series. His hitting woes continued in the Fall Classic when he went hitless in every game, going 0-21, one of the worst […]

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Between Us And Them, We’ve Won 29 Championships

An article by posted on November 6, 2009 0 Comments

This week the Yankees captured yet another World Series. Combined with our beloved Mets, the two New York teams have now combined for 29 Championships. In the tradition of Donn Clendenon and Ray Knight, Hideki Matsui was named Series MVP. The Yankees got a memorable HR from A-Rod, much like Al Weis in 69. Johnny […]

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