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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(Orange and) Blue Light Special

An article by posted on January 18, 2009

This sounds like a joke. Brian Cashman and Hank Steinbrenner walk onto a car lot and immediately head over to the brand new 2009 Lexus. One hour later, Omar and Jeff Wilpon walk onto a car lot. They walk right by the newer models and instead choose to look at a used 72 Pinto. I’m […]

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Special Feature: The Franchise

An article by posted on January 11, 2009

Before there was David Wright, before there was Mike Piazza, before there was Keith Hernandez, there was Tom Seaver. He was the first true superstar to wear the blue & orange, the first ‘Face of the Mets.’ And to this day, a quarter of a century after he pitched his last game for us, he […]

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New Years Resolution For Mets Fans

An article by posted on January 4, 2009

This previous Wednesday we bid farewell to 2008 with the usual revelry and fanfare. Safe to say, most Mets fans are happy to see 2008 placed in the ‘last year’ category. We all welcomed the New Year with the usual resolutions: Getting out of debt, quitting smoking, losing weight, etc…However, I would like to propose […]

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Take Me To Your Leader…Whoever He Is

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

Pitchers and catchers will report in approximately seven weeks and there is still much work that needs to be done. The addition of K-Rod and set-up man J.J. Putz is a huge upgrade. However, everyone is well aware of the fact that we still need a deeper pen, at least a couple of starters and […]

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The Yankees: Bad For Baseball, Bad For America

An article by posted on December 14, 2008

It has once again become crystal clear there are two sets of rules in Baseball: One for the Yankees and one for everyone else. In a matter of hours, ‘The Evil Empire’ handed out almost a quarter of a billion dollars as if they were the Federal Government bailing out Wall Street. By signing CC […]

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Will This Be The Off Season That Does The Trick?

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

The Mets, like any other team, have had periods of success and periods of down years. From 1969-1976, the Mets averaged 84 wins, only finished lower than third once and those 7 years earned us 1 World Championship and 2 Pennants. For the glory days of 1984-1990, we averaged an impressive 95 wins, never finished […]

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Is The Window Of Opportunity Closing?

An article by posted on December 9, 2008

The Mets, like any other team, have had periods of success and periods of down years. From 1969-1976, the Mets averaged 84 wins, only finished lower than third once and those 7 years earned us 1 World Championship and 2 Pennants. For the glory days of 1984-1990, we averaged an impressive 95 wins, never finished […]

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Thankful For The Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2008

As we all gave “Thanks” this holiday weekend, I decided to write about what I am personally thankful for, baseball-wise. My Father – In 1973, my dad decided to introduce me to the National Pastime. I was only 7 years old and it was he who taught me to appreciate the beauty of the game, […]

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Special Feature: The Doctor Is In

An article by posted on November 24, 2008

There have been Mets rookies who had a positive effect the moment they took the field, such as Tom Seaver. There were others who took time to develop, like Jose Reyes. But there’s never been a player with the impact of Dwight Gooden. “Doctor K” won the hearts of Mets fans from day one with […]

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Take No Prisoners

An article by posted on November 11, 2008

Like a gift from the Baseball Gods, the ball fell from the heavens into the glove of left fielder Cleon Jones. Prayers were answered. The impossible dream became reality. As the champagne was sprayed in the clubhouse and the field was torn up by adoring fans, no one could have imagined it would take another […]

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