Tom Watson

Tom Watson became a Mets fan in 1969. His favorite player is Cleon Jones. He is two weeks older than Darryl Strawberry. Tom writes the Social Ventures column for Forbes and teaches in the philanthropy masters program at NYU. He is president of CauseWired, a consulting firm serving nonprofits and causes and has written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, techPresident.com, Social Edge, Industry Standard, Inside, Worth and Contribute magazines, among many other publications. Tom is the author of CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World (Wiley, 2008 ) a best-selling book that chronicles the rise of online social activism.

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Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

This fast-dwindling off-season was supposed to be the door to the Promised Land for Mets fans in the Alderson Era. This was the time, we were told, when all the bad old contracts would be off the books, when the Mets would be major players in the free agent market, when talent would matter more […]

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Hold The Champagne

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hold The Champagne

We’re all such Mets fans. Give us the smallest spark of hope, the tiniest roster change, one decent WHIP, or a great year two or three seasons in the past for an aging player, and we’re practically giddy with excitement. Oh, the Mets – serious wild card contenders at last! We never should have doubted […]

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Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

Multiple choice question: What’s the worst, lowest, most humiliating thing you can call a professional athlete in a modern-day locker room? 1. Gay. 2. Girl. 3. N****r. 4. All of the above. If you answered “4″ we have a lovely Jordany Valdespin T-shirt for you, a real beauty with the logos of both the Mets […]

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Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

You remember the parting words. After the Mets infamously failed to make even a token hometown discount offer to the greatest shortstop in the team’s half century on the diamond, California import Sandy Alderson took the low road as GM. “If you are asking whether I should have sent him a box of chocolates, perhaps […]

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Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

Yep, Matt Harvey was the biggest positive story of 2013 in Metsland – until he became the worst headline of the season. Sure, David Wright had a nice partial season and played a slick third base besides at age 31 in year one of his mega deal. But your Mets MVP is Daniel Murphy. Yes, […]

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A Mets Penultimatum

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Mets Penultimatum

Phew, the protected pick is safe! That’s some great managing by Terry Collins – now the Mets won’t lose a draft choice when they make the big run on free agents and true major league talent that has always been promised for the historic winter of 2013-14. Scott Atchison, who I still maintain looks great […]

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Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if […]

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Matt Harvey to Sandy Alderson: The Future Starts Now, Pallie

An article by posted on September 18, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey to Sandy Alderson: The Future Starts Now, Pallie

Sandy Alderson looked a little green sitting next to Matt Harvey during Tuesday evening’s press conference to announce that no, the young ace won’t go under the knife and miss the next year, thank you very much. Harvey took a look at the long term, at the constant punting of the Mets seasons, of the […]

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