Stephen Hanks

Stephen Hanks (Tom Terrific) is a magazine editor and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, who has been the publisher and editorial director of publications ranging in subjects from sports to health to archaeology. He began his career at the late, great SPORT Magazine in 1977 and in 1983, he co-founded NEW YORK SPORTS Magazine (which ceased publication in 1985). He has written and edited coffee table books on baseball history, penned unauthorized biographies of Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky, and in 1990 authored "The Game That Changed Pro Football," an oral history of the 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl Season. Even though he grew up near Yankee Stadium, he loathes the team from the Bronx and has been a die-hard Mets fan since attending his first game at the Polo Grounds in 1963.

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Time to Petition the Wilpons to Sell

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

This is going to be a very simple post. A link to an online petition, which makes a very good case as to why all fans–and tax payers–should demand that the Wilpons sell ALL their ownership of the team immediately. Enough is enough!

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A New “I Have a Dream” Speech

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments

As more and more information is released about the connection between the Wilpons, Saul Katz and their families to one of the greatest scammers of all time, it is becoming clear that it is not just a minority partner that the club needs, but totally new ownership. Whether the Wilpons willfully continued dealing with Madoff […]

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Omar, Please, Get These Guys Outta Here!

An article by posted on August 14, 2010 0 Comments

It never fails with the Mets. Just as I had given up on the season after that debacle of a game against the Rockies Wednesday night (followed by the K-Rod meltdown), which if won would now have the team on a 4-game win streak, Johan and the Dickster hurl incredible gems to pull me back […]

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The Appaling Microcosm Game

An article by posted on August 7, 2010 0 Comments

Watching what has transpired during the bottom of the eighth inning of tonight’s game between the Mets and the Phillies–a game that the Mets desperately needed to win to give themselves and their fan base any hope for the rest of the season–has so disgusted me I couldn’t even wait until the end of the […]

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Rethinking the Lineup and the Question of Chemistry

An article by posted on July 23, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve never been a reader of the Wall Street Journal and I certainly wouldn’t buy it now that it is a total corporatist, right-wing propaganda tool owned by Rupert Murdoch (although truth be told the New York Post sports section is still a guilty pleasure). But lately Rupe has been throwing free copies to my […]

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Counting Down to the End of Jerry and Other Thoughts

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

Last night was one of those rare moments in my long life as a Mets fan when I was actually torn about wanting them to win the game. At the same time I was hoping that Oliver Perez would get out of that 2AM New York time jam, I was also rooting for a total […]

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Why Mets Should Be Buyers AND Sellers at the Deadline

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

Even when the Mets sputtered into the All-Star break, the most skeptical of fans had to admit that this team still had a chance at either a division crown or a wild-card spot. While the offense might have been inconsistent, the bullpen not always reliable, and the manager a strategic misfit, the Mets still boasted […]

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The Booing of Jason Bay or Why Some Fans are Idiots

An article by posted on July 12, 2010 0 Comments

When I heard Jason Bay get booed it was the last straw. The last straw as far as keeping my feelings about the booing of home team players as simply a rant among my friends. It was bad enough when David Wright was booed during last season and earlier this year. But when I heard […]

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Why I Don’t Trust Jerry in a Pennant Race

An article by posted on June 30, 2010 19 Comments

I have a feeling that I would really enjoy having a philosophical conversation about life with Jerry Manuel. A conversation about baseball strategy? Not so much. Jerry says and does a lot of incomprehensible things when it comes to running a baseball team and last night’s game against the Marlins took the cake. While I […]

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Santana and Reyes: Now It’s Time To Be Concerned

An article by posted on May 2, 2010 0 Comments

Although I often cringe at the MMO posts that are almost an hour-by-hour barometer of the current state of the Mets (lose a few in a row, we’re terrible/win a few in a row, we’re pennant contenders), I couldn’t resist starting to write this as Johan Santana dejectedly trudged off the mound after the lambasting […]

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