Tim Donner

Tim has been a Mets fanatic since the very first pitch in '62, when he was seven years old. He went to four games at the Polo Grounds (a 4-0 record!) and practically lived at Shea, where he attended four World Series games in '69 and '86 (including the '86 clincher), and was there when Swoboda made The Catch and Endy made The Catch Vol. 2 . He is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School, spent seven years as a sports talk host and radio voice of Holy Cross College football and basketball, and eight years as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Talkin' Baseball. He lives courageously behind enemy lines in Nationals' country, northern Virginia.

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Postcard from St. Lucie: Much More Than Tebow Day

An article by posted on 28/02/2017 0 Comments
Postcard from St. Lucie: Much More Than Tebow Day

Ah, the sights and sounds of spring training. Is there anything appreciably better this side of Heaven? But before getting off into another syrupy recitation of the joys of renewal associated with this special time of year, allow me to share random reflections on the latest installment of my annual two day pilgrimage to Port […]

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The Mets’ 2016 Rallying Cry

An article by posted on 06/09/2016 0 Comments
The Mets’ 2016 Rallying Cry

We all remember or have heard the legend of Ya Gotta Believe. How the 1973 Mets, racked by injuries all season, in last place on August 30, went on a blistering tear in September and broke the tape by the thinnest of margins.  Their 82 wins were tied for the worst ever to qualify for […]

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For the Mets, RISP = RIP

An article by posted on 31/07/2016 0 Comments
For the Mets, RISP = RIP

The moment came when I knew I had mentally, if unwittingly, written off the 2016 Mets.  On Thursday night, I had a late meeting that kept me out until 10:00 PM.  In such circumstances, I always, and I mean always, check the scoreboard.  But having just witnessed the possible season-defining squandering of the biggest hit […]

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Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

An article by posted on 21/06/2016 0 Comments
Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

There have certainly been many disappointing seasons in the Mets’ 54 year history.  Some that fell below already low expectations, others in which the fresh promise of winter never materialized, and yet others in which they failed to build upon the success of previous seasons. Of course, it’s that last category that marks the 2016 […]

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Whither Kevin Long?

An article by posted on 15/06/2016 0 Comments
Whither Kevin Long?

We are all well familiar by now with the frustration of watching this Mets’ offense.  The home run numbers are extremely high, the runs scored extremely low.  And, oh, that ghastly average with runners in scoring position – worst in all of baseball.  It has reached the point where one almost dreads seeing the bases […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Conundrum

An article by posted on 08/06/2016 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Conundrum

This is not what any of us envisioned.  A crippled and one dimensional offense.  Two runs in the last 27 innings.  A lifeless sweep in a twin bill at the hands of two mediocre starting pitchers, a growing divisional deficit, and a return trip to October suddenly seeming uncertain. With almost 40% of the Mets’ […]

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The Mets’ Train Wreck

An article by posted on 20/05/2016 0 Comments
The Mets’ Train Wreck

The utter embarrassment of the last two nights would seem to indicate the 2016 Mets are not nearly what we thought.  Sure, the Nationals are a good team and the season has a long way to go, but the signs are ominous. Where to begin?  Matt Harvey at this point is completely lost.  His confidence […]

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NL East Showdown In Flushing: Why You Can Relax

An article by posted on 17/05/2016 0 Comments
NL East Showdown In Flushing: Why You Can Relax

While much hoopla understandably surrounds the commencement of hostilities between the Mets and Nationals, the ultimate stakes in this impending battle will likely be far less monumental than the buildup would suggest.  This is, in the end, less about a first place finish than it is about a single game.  Or the lack thereof. Yes, […]

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A Postcard From Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on 01/03/2016 0 Comments
A Postcard From Port St. Lucie

Well honestly folks, it just doesn’t – it could not possibly – get any better than this.  Watching our beloved National League champions go through their paces in the light breeze and 75 degree temperatures of Florida’s Atlantic coast, with the promise of spring and a memorable season dead ahead.  Free of charge. But wait, […]

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Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

An article by posted on 08/02/2016 0 Comments
Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

Four winters ago, fans of almost any other team had good reason to be envious of the Washington Nationals. They were lucky – blessed, really – that their previous futility had earned them the top slot in the draft in consecutive years that produced once-in-a-generation talents in Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, their window for […]

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