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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The Three Ulti-Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

  Baseball Tonight is currently running a special feature. For the month of August the cast of the show is selecting the three best players for each of the 30 Franchises. Fans can also cast their vote at ESPN.com. On Wednesday, August 20th, it will be the Mets turn and so I decided to write […]

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The Week In Baseball: Aug 18–Aug 21

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

AUGUST 18 1886: Owner of the STL. Maroons, Henry Lucas, quits baseball due to its skyrocketing costs to operate a team. In three years, Lucas has spent $27,000 on his club. 1943: With a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh, Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game. 1960: Lew Burdette faces the minimum 27 batters as […]

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This Weekend in Baseball History: Aug 15–Aug 17

An article by posted on August 15, 2008

AUGUST 15 1915: Babe Ruth of Boston outpitches Walter Johnson of Washington, 1-0 in 13 innings. 1926: Babe Herman of Brooklyn doubles with the bases loaded. However, due to some major base running blunders, Herman and 2 of his teammates all wind up on 2nd. Thus, Babe Herman becomes the only player in history to […]

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This Week In Baseball History

An article by posted on July 15, 2008

This week I begin the first part of a new feature. I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed researching it. JULY 14: 1916: Ernie Koob of the Cleveland Indians pitches a complete game, going all 17 innings, in a 0-0 tie with Boston 1934: Lou Gehrig plays shortstop and bats lead-off. […]

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The Must Win Game…That Doesn’t Count

An article by posted on July 13, 2008

The date was October 19, 2002. 44,603 screaming fans packed Edison Field in Anaheim to witness Game One of the World Series. Giants Center Fielder Kenny Lofton walked to the batters box and dug in against Angels starter Jarrod Washburn. On October 1, 1903, almost a full century earlier, a less impressive crowd of 16,242 […]

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The Most Important Player On Our Team

An article by posted on July 6, 2008

In one of my recent blogs, I defended Carlos Delgado. Many fans have blamed the first baseman as the primary reason for our struggles and inconsistent play this entire season. Baseball is a team sport. The 2008 Mets will either succeed or fail as a team. However, that being said, there is one player who […]

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Boooo! Is This Halloween Or A Mets Homestand

An article by posted on June 28, 2008

Once upon a time…there was a first baseman who played in New York. He was adored by fans, admired by teammates and respected by those who competed against him. Known for his large hands and quiet disposition, Gil Hodges led the Brooklyn Dodgers to the NL Pennant in 1952. Hodges hit 32 Home Runs that […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Losing

An article by posted on June 21, 2008

It’s safe to say that the 2008 season has not exactly progressed the way we envisioned. After 72 games, this year has more closely resembled a poorly written soap opera than a drive to the National League pennant. Two of our five starters were hit with injuries. Rumors of clubhouse dissension and blatant prejudice have […]

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Minaya’s Decision Gives Fans The Willie’s

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

It was one late evening in June when the New York Mets sent shock waves through the baseball world. There had been some rumors about the eventuality but when these rumors became fact, the news was still hard to accept. It was not just what transpired but the way in which it all went down. The […]

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Maybe We Are Not That Good

An article by posted on June 14, 2008

It’s time to face some hard, cold facts. This season has, thus far, been a source of huge let downs and disappointments for both Mets fans and players alike. With the exception of an occasional bright spot, 2008 has been an unending deluge of heartache and frustration. Almost since Opening Day it has become clear […]

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