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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Mets Long Time Coach, Eddie Yost, Passes Away

An article by posted on October 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Long Time Coach, Eddie Yost, Passes Away

Eddie Yost, whose 8 years as a Mets coach is third longest in team history, passed away on Tuesday. He was 86. Born in Brooklyn on October 13, 1926, Edward Frederick Joseph Yost was signed as a 17 year old straight out of high school by Washington. After serving his country in World War II […]

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Sandy Alderson Should Give Us A Kiss

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Should Give Us A Kiss

By the time 1975 rolled around Al Pacino was considered box office gold. He’d already been nominated for Oscars for both of ‘The Godfather’ films as well as ‘Serpico,’ With the release of “Dog Day Afternoon,” Pacino was catapulted into the Hollywood elite. The film was a true story about a bank robbery in Brooklyn […]

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MMO Flashback: Jerry Koosman – A Big Game Pitcher You Could Always Count On

An article by posted on September 2, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Jerry Koosman – A Big Game Pitcher You Could Always Count On

Throughout our history, we’ve had our fair share of great pitchers. The names Seaver, Gooden and Santana quickly come to mind. However, if there was one game that your life depended on, if you needed a big win, Jerry Koosman should be listed first. The best lefty in team history, Koosman was always capable of […]

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If You (Re)Build It, Will We Come?

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
If You (Re)Build It, Will We Come?

As the Mets play out their fiftieth season they are paying tribute to their 1962 counterparts. That THUD you heard was our beloved Amazins’ falling into last place. Fifty years later…and some things remain the same. It’s been half a century since National League baseball returned to New York and it got me thinking. At the […]

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Game # 8,020 Was 20/20. And What It Tells Us About The Second Half

An article by posted on July 11, 2012 0 Comments
Game # 8,020 Was 20/20. And What It Tells Us About The Second Half

It had taken 8020 games but it finally happened. When David Freese swung and missed at a 3-2 change-up from Johan Santana, the Mets accomplished something we wondered if we’d ever get to see: A No-Hitter by one of our own. Be it ESPN, MLB Network, SNY or any local newspaper, the underlying theme was […]

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MMO Flashback: Ron Swoboda, The Heart Of A Lion

An article by posted on June 17, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Ron Swoboda, The Heart Of A Lion

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged America. He insisted that by the end of the decade, we put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth. Kennedy’s idea was outlandish and considered completely and utterly impossible. However, on July 21st, 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon. […]

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

An article by posted on June 15, 2012 0 Comments
A Date Which Will Live In (Mets) Infamy: June 15, 1977

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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The Best There Ever Was Turns 81

An article by posted on May 7, 2012 0 Comments
The Best There Ever Was Turns 81

Throughout the 150+ year history of Baseball there are only a few truly iconic images burned into our psyche: A solemn Lou Gehrig standing at a microphone. Babe Ruth pointing his bat towards the outfield ‘calling his shot.’ Jackie Robinson running onto the field in 1947 and changing not only the game but America. Bob […]

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Happy Birthday To The Quiet Man From Indiana

An article by posted on April 4, 2012 0 Comments
Happy Birthday To The Quiet Man From Indiana

It was early April. The rosters were set and Opening Day was hours away. Unexpectedly the Mets exhibition game against the Expos was cancelled due to a players strike. With a free afternoon and nothing to do, the Mets manager and some of his coaches decided to walk across the street and play a round […]

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MMO Flashback: Ya Gotta Believe–Words To Live By

An article by posted on December 25, 2011
MMO Flashback:  Ya Gotta Believe–Words To Live By

This edition of MMO Flashback goes back to December of 2008 when Rob Silverman who you all know as Tie Dyed, penned a heartwarming tribute to one of the all time great Mets, Tug McGraw. Enjoy! Throughout our storied history, we’ve had more than our share of characters and colorful figures. The fist-pumping curtain calls […]

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