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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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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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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My Personal Attempt To Sabotage The All-Star Game

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
My Personal Attempt To Sabotage The All-Star Game

It’s that time of the year again. Seven weeks into the season and we are being asked to vote for the 2013 All-Stars. This week Cincinnati came to town. Now, imagine for a moment, if as you walked into Citi Field you were handed a ballot where you could choose which Reds you would want […]

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Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

There are many adjectives that are used in conjunction with the 86 Mets. Confidence. Arrogance. Swagger. Obnoxious. But they were good, damn good. And they knew it. That’s a far cry from the 2013 Mets. However, it’s not just wins that count. It’s playing as a cohesive unit. It’s playing as, no pun intended, a TEAM. […]

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Zack Wheeler Displays The Heart Of A Veteran In 4-3 Win

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Displays The Heart Of A Veteran In 4-3 Win

Las Vegas 4, Albuquerque 3 Last night I was at Cashman Field to witness the ace of the Las Vegas 51s and prized prospect Zack Wheeler on the mound. In many ways Wheeler lived up to the hype and pitched as expected. However, what I did NOT expect was the competitive spirit he displayed. His poise is […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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