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Small-Market, Here We Come

An article by posted on September 6, 2011 0 Comments
Small-Market, Here We Come

For anyone out there who doesn’t think it is in all Mets fans best interests, to drive out the cancer known as the Wilpon family, check out what Joel Sherman wrote in his latest post: “Regardless of who — if anyone — joins the Wilpons in ownership between now and the offseason, the Mets’ payroll is […]

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An Original Met, Pete Flynn To Hang ‘Em Up

An article by posted on September 6, 2011 0 Comments
An Original Met, Pete Flynn To Hang ‘Em Up

Here is something I think you will all enjoy. I came across the video of New York Mets head groundskeeper, Pete Flynn, courtesy of SNY and with a hat tip to MetsBlog. Flynn comes out of County Leitrim in Ireland, from a town called Ballinamore. He came to this country in 1961 and went to […]

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MMO 9/11 Tribute Week: Willie Harris Remembers That Fateful Day

An article by posted on September 5, 2011 0 Comments
MMO 9/11 Tribute Week: Willie Harris Remembers That Fateful Day

When the morning of September 11th came, many of us just thought of it as any other day, ready for the usual daily grind. Many of us baseball fans were anxious about the pennant races as the 2001 baseball season wound down to the last few games. But with the falling of the World Trade Center towers, everything stopped, […]

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MMO Take Five With Daily Stache’s Matt Falkenbury

An article by posted on September 5, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Take Five With Daily Stache’s Matt Falkenbury

The Daily Stache – Matt Falkenbury  In the first edition of MMO Take Five, I spoke with the Daily Stache’s Matt Falkenbury about several hot topics on the Mets this week including Jason Bay, Angel Pagan, and David Einhorn. Brandon Butler:   As we all know, the fan base is absolutely loving the blue “Los […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones: Play-off Preview

An article by posted on September 5, 2011 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones: Play-off Preview

  As the Cyclones prepare for their 2011 NYPL Divisional Series clash with the Staten Island Yankees, that begins on Tuesday in Brooklyn, the team has made several “tweaks” to the roster in hopes of fielding the best group of players for the best-of-three series. Regardless, the team is very hot right now, winning 10 […]

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The Wilpons, Sandy Koufax and Me

An article by posted on September 5, 2011 0 Comments
The Wilpons, Sandy Koufax and Me

Intriguing isn’t it – how would I ever get together with those people? In years past, I was also friendly with George Steinbrenner – rest his soul – he was a fine man and very personable when we met at the Belmont Ball. Both of us were running horses in the Belmont and we wished […]

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Stretch Run Report: SAL Playoffs – Savannah Sand Gnats

An article by posted on September 4, 2011 0 Comments
Stretch Run Report: SAL Playoffs – Savannah Sand Gnats

All the Sand Gnats had to do to get to the playoffs this year, was win either the first-half, or second-half championship, in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League. Well guess what? They won both the first and second half titles! And currently they have the second-best overall W-L record in the whole […]

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Bobby Parnell: Should He Close Games For the Mets?

An article by posted on September 4, 2011 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell: Should He Close Games For the Mets?

Last night against the Nationals, Bobby Parnell was called upon to close out (what seemed to be) another Mets win. With the Mets leading 7-6, Jesus Flores sent a leadoff single into left field for his third hit of the game. Brian Bixler then came in to run, and Bobby Parnell (3-5) walked Jonny Gomes […]

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Gee Rocked, Parnell Blows Another One; Mets Lose 8-7

An article by posted on September 4, 2011 0 Comments

Game Summary Dillon Gee got rocked with homeruns as he let up three in his five innings of work. The bullpen is good except for Parnell. Mets bats did all they could do. Mets lose in walk-off fashion, 8-7. Game Notes The rookie, Dillon Gee, had quite the set back today. After such a decent […]

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Stretch Run Report: FSL Playoffs – St. Lucie Mets

An article by posted on September 4, 2011 0 Comments
Stretch Run Report: FSL Playoffs – St. Lucie Mets

Congratulations St. Lucie Mets! As the first-half, Southern Division winner of the Florida State League in 2011, the St. Lucie Mets are in the playoffs, and will be trying for their first league championship since 2006, and the 6th title in their 24 year history as a franchise. The Mets close out their regular season […]

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