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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Remembering Mike Piazza And The Return Of Our National Pastime

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering Mike Piazza And The Return Of Our National Pastime

The Mets. The Braves. Late September. This is what a pennant race is all about. It was the 148th game that season and the defending NL Champion Mets were surging. We’d cut the lead from 13 ½ to just 5 ½ and now the first place Braves were coming to town. At least, that’s what […]

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From the Organization That Brought Us Generation K, the Mets Now Present Generation DL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
From the Organization That Brought Us Generation K, the Mets Now Present Generation DL

I can’t even count how many times broadcasters, commentators or play-by-play announcers have started a sentence with: “The Mets, an organization known for pitching…” Really??? Perhaps it’s time to rethink exactly how knowledgeable the Mets are when it comes to pitching. In one of the first scenes in the classic Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella […]

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This Week In Baseball: Doc Becomes Youngest 20 Game Winner, Yanks Release Rizzuto

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
This Week In Baseball: Doc Becomes Youngest 20 Game Winner, Yanks Release Rizzuto

AUGUST 25: 1922: Leading 25-6 after 4 innings, the Cubs hold on to beat the Phillies, 26-23. The Phillies left the bases loaded in the ninth. The 49 total runs is the most ever scored in a single game. 1956: The Yankees pick up Enos Slaughter off waivers and in turn give an unconditional release […]

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Cheering For Dwight Gooden… Again

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Cheering For Dwight Gooden… Again

I was 12 years old in the summer of 1978 when I heard the coolest news ever… My friend Lee called and told me he’d heard from a friend of a friend who knew where Mets second baseman Doug Flynn lived. And it was just down the street from me! True, this wasn’t Jerry Koosman or Steve […]

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Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

In the summer of 1990 the Yankees were playing the White Sox in a relatively unimportant game. “Neon” Deion Sanders walked to the plate and with the end of his bat he drew an “S” in the dirt with a line through it. A dollar sign. The Sox catcher immediately wiped it away. Undeterred, the 22-year-old […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

Over the years there have been plenty of great 1-2 combinations: Ruth and Gehrig, Spahn and Sain, Jackie and Pee Wee, Mays and McCovey, Seaver and Kooz, Newman and Redford, Fielder and Cabrera, Bonds and…Huh? Newman and Redford??? In 1969, veteran Hollywood actor Paul Newman and relative newcomer Robert Redford teamed up to star in one […]

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One Of The Greatest All-Star Games Ever. And It Happened At Shea

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
One Of The Greatest All-Star Games Ever. And It Happened At Shea

1964 was a bustling time in our nation’s history. With America still reeling from the shock of our president being assassinated on the streets of Dallas, we were under invasion by a group of four long haired lads from Liverpool. New President Lyndon Johnson declared a ‘War on Poverty.’ Average annual income in America was $6000, […]

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Coming Soon To A League Near You: The Designated Hitter

An article by posted on June 23, 2013 0 Comments
Coming Soon To A League Near You: The Designated Hitter

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning, checking out MMO and reading that Matt Harvey got injured. Our jaws would drop, our stomachs would sink and our heart would skip a beat. Then, to take it one step further, imagine if our ace and the pitcher we intend to build our future around was injured not by […]

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A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

In four decades of rooting for the Mets my most painful memory, without a doubt, was when Yadier Molina deposited an Aaron Heilman pitch over the wall in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. I literally could not believe what I saw. Seeing is believing—but not in this case. 2006, like 1986, was OUR year. The […]

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Great Expectations and a Met Prospect’s Swan Song

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
Great Expectations and a Met Prospect’s Swan Song

The GM is one of the most despised people in New York. People are calling for the manager to be fired. The entire team is neither executing nor playing fundamentally sound baseball. We’re not hitting and fans are now outnumbered by empty seats. The Mets seem destined for a 90+ loss season and avoiding 100 losses […]

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