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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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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Is It Check-Out Time For Hojo?

An article by posted on June 28, 2009 0 Comments

I cant recall a season where our Mets have been so decimated by injuries. I know that we should actually consider ourselves lucky in many ways. We’ve last 40% of our starting staff along with our newly acquired set-up man. David Wright has been forced into the role of trying to carry this entire team […]

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Shades of 62? Or Shades of 73?

An article by posted on June 19, 2009 0 Comments

There have been seasons where everything seemed to fall into place. There have also been seasons when we just went through the motions of a seemingly irrelevant and rigorous 162 game schedule. But I cant recall a season as perplexing as this one. We have played 64 games. The end of June is quickly approaching […]

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June 15, 1977: A Date Which Will Live In (Mets) Infamy

An article by posted on June 15, 2009 0 Comments

There are certain dates in our nation’s history when Americans remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. One day that stands out for Mets fans is June 15, 1977. That is a day in our history which will live in infamy. Tom Seaver, the face of the franchise, the heart and soul […]

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John Maine: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

Ask any Mets fan what he or she thinks of John Maine and you will most likely get a similar response. “He’s not bad.” “He’s okay.” “He has potential.” “He’s a good # 3.” Many years ago Tom Petty wrote a song entitled, ‘The Waiting (Is the Hardest Part.)’ After 80+ starts, we are still […]

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Why The Mets?

An article by posted on June 1, 2009 0 Comments

What is it exactly that makes the Mets ‘the Mets’? Why do we root for this team with unending loyalty and a lifelong commitment? It can’t be for our string of championships. We have won just twice in almost five decades, our previous one coming a generation ago. A growing number of fans are too […]

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