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Our Annual Opening Day Reading: Casey At The Bat

An article by posted on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Our Annual Opening Day Reading: Casey At The Bat

It has become something of an Opening Day Tradition here on MMO; our annual reading of the great baseball classic Casey At The Bat. As we prepare for the Mets to return to action, please enjoy this legendary 1888 ballad that describes everything we love about this great game: Casey At The Bat By Ernest […]

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AL Central Preview: AKA Tiger Town?

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
AL Central Preview: AKA Tiger Town?

The AL Central is a division that has been owned by the Detroit Tigers since 2011, and it won’t be easy to take that crown away from them in 2014. 5th Place: Chicago White Sox In 2012, Robin Ventura’s White Sox looked like they might actually be more of a force in the near future than […]

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NL West Preview: Can Anybody Stop The Dodgers?

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
NL West Preview: Can Anybody Stop The Dodgers?

The National League West showcases the team that many believe are the favorites to win the World Series heading into 2014. How often though do we see a team that “everybody” agrees is the team to beat slip to reality when injuries and such come knocking on their door? Are the Dodgers going to fall […]

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Success and Lineup Consistency

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Success and Lineup Consistency

During the MLB Network broadcast of Reds, Brewers game, the color commentator suggested that in order for a team to be successful, they need consistency in their lineup. The commentator insisted that a lineup must include a leadoff man who maintains that slot in the lineup every day. He went on to mention that for […]

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Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

While most traditionalist stats are all but completely gone from most Major League Baseball front offices, the casual fan and the older generations of die-hard fans have stuck with the statistics. Classic and easy to remember, a century of celebrating records has some people holding on to these numbers for good. Sometimes, classic theories and […]

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Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

Could the New York Mets have a potential problem with Matt Harvey? There are already signs of him being high maintenance … signs he enjoys the trappings of New York too much … signs he doesn’t handle injuries well … signs of being too sensitive … signs he knows he’s good and isn’t afraid to […]

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MMO Review: Ken Burns’ The Tenth Inning

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Review: Ken Burns’ The Tenth Inning

Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby was once asked what he does all winter. The great 2Bman replied, “I stare out the window and wait for spring.” I am just like Hornsby. No, I don’t have a career 358 BA but I do the same. Unlike most of you, I don’t follow other sports. One tradition […]

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Talkin’ Baseball: A Brilliant Infield Duo That Never Was

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Talkin’ Baseball: A Brilliant Infield Duo That Never Was

Scores of Met fans may have missed it. The New York Post ran a Sunday piece by Joel Sherman called “A Decade of A-Rod.” Most baseball fans have had more than their fill of Alex Rodriguez, especially Met fans tired of A-Rod’s front and back page coverage in the New York Dailies. In the piece, […]

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NL East Projection By Rank Points

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Projection By Rank Points

Sandy Alderson and his front office have spent all winter trying to address the Mets weaknesses and shortcomings in an attempt to put a much improved product on the field for the 2014 season. Or in other words, they’ve been doing exactly what 29 other MLB front offices have been doing. However, for this particular […]

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Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

It was a part of the game. Tom Seaver would allow no runs and just 3 hits through 8 innings. Tug McGraw would strikeout the side in the 9th on just nine pitches for the save. Rusty Staub and Cleon Jones each got 3 hits, John Milner went deep, Buddy Harrelson made several diving stops […]

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