Bob Walsh

A Mets fan since 1965, my first favorite Mets player was Ron Hunt, then Dennis Ribant, and then, and forever, Tom Seaver. I had the good fortune to be 13 when the Mets won the 1969 World Series, and have been a lifelong fan since. I was a copywriter and creative director in the NYC Metropolitan area for 25 years, and today I run a design firm.

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While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

For most of 2013, whether directly or through carefully planted ‘leaks’, the GM of the Mets let it be known that he, and the organization, were not happy with Ruben Tejada. His weight was an issue, his conditioning questioned. His desire, his effort, his heart, his character were all called into question. All that was […]

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Time Now For Balls and Bats, Not Brickbats

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Time Now For Balls and Bats, Not Brickbats

After experiencing my first offseason following a site such as MMO, I have arrived at the belief that what is said in the offseason, should stay in the offseason. Especially now, days before spring training begins in earnest for the 2014 New York Mets. When Joe D. gave me an opportunity to write a few […]

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Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

Oscar Wilde, who would have loved modern baseball for all its hubris and wonderful folly, is quoted as having said, “One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead”. On this rather uneventful Monday, with the new year, 2014, just around the corner, an analogous baseball corollary to the Wilde quote comes […]

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Featured Post: The Old Fan And The Sea

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Old Fan And The Sea

(with special thanks to Ernest Hemingway) He was an old fan who after many years of following the Mets suddenly found himself adrift at sea after a terrible storm. At first, the old Mets fan was not worried about being rescued, but as the days went by he began to doubt whether anyone would ever […]

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Striking Fool’s Gold With Granderson

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Striking Fool’s Gold With Granderson

When one gets past the excitement of the Mets signing a credible free agent who actually becomes part of this regime’s long term plan, there is this sobering reason for pause. Well, actually there’s 195 of them. As in, 195 strikeouts, which is how many times Granderson struck out in 2012, his last full season. […]

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My Mock Interview With Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
My Mock Interview With Sandy Alderson

RW: Hi Sandy. I want to thank you for taking time from your very busy schedule to speak with me. SA: No problem. Glad to do it. RW: Let’s get right to it, okay? SA: You have fifteen minutes. How you use those fifteen minutes is entirely up to you. RW: How’s the off season […]

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In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

According to Venezuelan journalist Rafael Tejera, the Mets have expressed interest in journeyman relief pitchers Víctor Garate and Armando Galarraga. To fully appreciate how earth-shattering this news is, you must first know that Garate last pitched in the major leagues in 2009, and had a 22.50 ERA. Galarraga last pitched in the majors in 2012, […]

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