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MMO Fan Shot: The Beauty and Magic of Mets Baseball

An article by posted on September 26, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The Beauty and Magic of Mets Baseball

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love My heart skips a beat every time I enter a ballpark and see the perfect symmetry of the infield diamond enveloped by the wide swath of green outfield grass. I love the meandering pace of the game, the sport’s connection to its own and this country’s history, the contrasting […]

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Mets Are Having A Lot Of Fun, Let’s Join Them

An article by posted on September 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Having A Lot Of Fun, Let’s Join Them

Repeat after me, fellow Mets fans: The Mets are in first place. The Mets have 7.5 game lead with nine games remaining. The team chasing the Mets stinks. If you say those three phrases three times and still won’t back down from the ledge, I can’t help you. Look, I get it. It’s human nature […]

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The Voices of Baseball: Hey Mets Fans in the Cincinnati Area!

An article by posted on September 24, 2015 0 Comments
The Voices of Baseball: Hey Mets Fans in the Cincinnati Area!

Hey all you Mets fans out in Cincinnati, OH. Planning on going to the weekend series at Great American Ball Park? If so, stop in at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum on September 26th at 1:00 PM for my book signing! The Voices of Baseball: The Game’s Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America’s Pastime […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

An article by posted on September 24, 2015 19 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

Following the defection of John Olerud to the Seattle Mariners as a free agent following the 1999 season, the Mets found themselves casting about for a first baseman. To the surprise of many, Steve Phillips announced the signing of Todd Zeile to fill the position. Zeile had come to the majors as a catcher with the Cardinals […]

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Terry Collins Honored By Manager of the Year Chatter

An article by posted on September 23, 2015 0 Comments
Terry Collins Honored By Manager of the Year Chatter

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports says Terry Collins has done enough to merit the Manager of the Year award in the National League. “In a league of Joe Maddon, Clint Hurdle, Mike Matheny and Don Mattingly, who’ve won their games and will get their Manager of the Year votes, nobody’s done more and put up […]

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The Z Files: Four Takeaways from Mets 4-0 Win Over the Braves

An article by posted on September 22, 2015 0 Comments
The Z Files: Four Takeaways from Mets 4-0 Win Over the Braves

The New York Mets get back on track with a simple 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.  The Mets lead over the Washington Nationals increases to 6.5 games with their magic number to clinch the division now at seven. Here are four encouraging points from last nights victory. Jon Niese:  W, 6.0 IP, 0 R, […]

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Time For Matt Harvey To Put Up, Or Shut Up

An article by posted on September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Time For Matt Harvey To Put Up, Or Shut Up

Unlike dozens of other Mets fans today, I am not unhappy with the Mets, Terry Collins or Matt Harvey about the way last nights game was handled. Sure it was a miserable game to watch and you never want to give away a nationally televised game to the Yankees. But in reality, it was just […]

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The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets Subway Series Finale Loss

An article by posted on September 21, 2015 0 Comments
The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets Subway Series Finale Loss

The Mets gave away a 1-0 sixth inning lead through poor defense and below average bullpen performances, losing 11-2 in the rubber match of the subway series. Here are three takeaways from the loss. 1.  Matt Harvey:  5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 7 SO, 1 BB Once again, Harvey showed sharp movement and above […]

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There’s Something Amazin’ Going On In New York This Summer

An article by posted on September 19, 2015 0 Comments
There’s Something Amazin’ Going On In New York This Summer

I’ve written about the New York dynamic and the bitterness it tends to spur from Mets/Jets/Islanders crowd towards the Yankees/Giants/Rangers crowd in two different books now. It’s been going on forever. Howie Rose told me in two different interviews about the difference in recognition, credit, comparison, and pretty much everything else when it comes to […]

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Steven Matz: From Mets Fan to Being the Mets’ Man

An article by posted on September 19, 2015 0 Comments
Steven Matz: From Mets Fan to Being the Mets’ Man

On Friday night, Long Island born Steven Matz made his subway series debut and in grand fashion. Matz provided his childhood team growing up with six innings of one-run ball and gained the win. The Stony Brook born Matz moved his overall record to 4-0 as a major leaguer, and lowered his ERA to 1.80 […]

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