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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Heroes of 69: Jerry Koosman. World Series Dominance

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

Throughout our history, we’ve had our fair share of great pitchers. The names Seaver, Gooden and Santana quickly come to mind. However, if there was one game that your life depended on, if you needed a big win, Jerry Koosman should be listed first. The best lefty in team history, Koosman was always capable of […]

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The Worst Decade In History Comes To An End

An article by posted on October 5, 2009 0 Comments

With Nelson Figueroa’s shutout over Houston on Sunday, the Mets sealed the lid on yet another decade without a Championship. These last 10 years were filled with extreme highs and bottomless lows. But overall, how will the first decade of the 21st century be remembered? In my opinion, this was the worst decade in our […]

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Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You: World Champion Mets

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

It’s safe to say that one of the greatest sports movies of all time is 1984’s ‘The Natural.’ Although the ending may be a bit over the top, it truly succeeds as a story of personal triumph over failure. But imagine for a moment if the story was different. Imagine the movie starting out with […]

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Heroes of 69: Donn Clendenon–The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

The 69 World Series saw Jerry Koosman pick up the W in 2 of the 4 Mets victories. His ERA was 2.04 and he allowed only 7 hits in 17 2/3 IP. Ron Swoboda hit .400 and made arguably one of the best catches in Series history. Tommie Agee outdid his teammate and made 2 […]

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When America Really Needed A Miracle, The 69 Mets Were There

An article by posted on August 23, 2009 0 Comments

In the 1977 classic film “Oh, God,” Jerry Landers (John Denver) is speaking with God, played by George Burns. Landers asks God about miracles and He replies, “The last miracle I did was the 69 Mets. Before that you have to go back to The Red Sea.” There has been a lot of talk this […]

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On The Inside… Looking In

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

I was watching the post game show after one of our many recent losses. You know the kind I’m referring to. The kind of loss where our lack of hitting turns marginal starters into Sandy Koufax. The kind of loss where a team who has not been hitting suddenly erupts and breaks out of their […]

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‘The Bronx Zoo’ Moves To Queens

An article by posted on July 28, 2009 0 Comments

Just a few short seasons ago we seemed on the edge of something great. We were preparing ourselves for several years of NL dominance unprecedented in Mets history. We locked up young studs David Wright and Jose Reyes to long term contracts, added 5-tool superstar Carlos Beltran and mixed in veteran presences like Pedro Martinez […]

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Going Through The Motions Of A Long Season. But What If…

An article by posted on July 19, 2009 0 Comments

It’s strange what a difference four months can make. In March, we were filled with optimism. Our big concern coming into 2009 was avoiding a 3rd straight September collapse. We hoped for the best and were anticipating an enjoyable season in our new stadium. Our huge Achilles heel was solved when Omar Minaya went out […]

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MMO Flashback: The All-Star Game… What Exactly Is The Point?

An article by posted on July 10, 2009 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: The All-Star Game… What Exactly Is The Point?

In this edition of MMO Flashback, Rob Silverman takes us back to 2009 when the All Star Game was held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Hometown player Albert Pujols was the leading vote-getter that year followed by the Yankees’ Derek Jeter. David Wright and Carlos Beltran were both voted into the starting lineup, President Barack Obama threw out […]

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Heroes Of 1969: Tommie Agee-Willing To Run Through Walls

An article by posted on July 6, 2009 0 Comments

The date was Monday, January 22, 2001. The weather in New York was brisk. The Twin Towers stood proud and dominated the skyline. The city was just three months removed from the first Subway Series in over four decades and Baseball Fever still filled the air. In midtown Manhattan, a 58 year old African American […]

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