I was 12 years old in the summer of 1978 when I heard the coolest news ever… My friend Lee called and told me he’d heard from a friend of a friend who knew where Mets second baseman Doug Flynn lived. And it was just down the street from me! True, this wasn’t Jerry Koosman or Steve Henderson or Craig Swan. But it still was a real live Mets player. Lee and I both lived in Bayside […]
DOC – A Memoir I finally got a chance to read Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and it took all of a day and a half last weekend. I really didn’t know what to expect when I got my copy, but I put aside any preconceptions and opened up my book on Saturday night… With a blank slate and an open mind I started off… By the end of the third chapter Doc had […]
Just before the season started, Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing, was kind enough to send me out a copy of his new book, The Happiest Recap : First Base 1962-1973. It’s the first of four volumes chronicling the rich fifty year history of the New York Mets, told only the way you would expect from Greg – by recounting the team’s most memorable wins. That’s right, this is a win-by-win accounting of all those enduring […]
Here’s a special treat for everyone. The great Howie Rose was kind enough to give me some of his time to answer a few questions for me and also a few of our readers here on the site and our followers on Twitter at @Metsmerized. (5,015 strong, and growing!) Howie is a tremendous resource of Mets information and nobody knows the history better than he does. Here is what he had to say on some […]
While the New York Mets have been relatively quiet this winter, past and present media have stepped up to fill-in-the-blanks. Before Opening Day at least five new Mets-related books have been, or will be, released. The two most anticipated releases will happen over the next month. Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza will release his autobiography, Long Shot, on February 12. The book was co-written by writer Lonnie Wheeler, a Cincinnati sports columnist, who also wrote […]
A couple of weeks ago, the great Mets historian and author Matt Silverman, was nice enough to give me a sneak preview into his newest publication, Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season. The verdict is in, and Matt has done it again – delivering another Amazin’ Book that should be a part of every Met fan’s library. This isn’t your regular everyday telling of the “Ya Gotta Believe” season, and in fact it was not what […]
A&E Home Video Presents New York Mets 50th Anniversary DVD Boxed Set A NEWLY RELEASED 10 DVD SET THAT CAPTURES ALL 50 YEARS OF AMAZIN’ METS BASEBALL! Product Description & Features Number of discs: 10 Run Time: Over 22 Hours This Collector’s Set is a must have for any Mets fan and features stunning, high end book packaging with 26 beautiful pages of photos, editorial and an all new documentary. Featuring the Mets greatest moments, […]
Yesterday, a trio of famous knuckleballers made their way to MLB’s FanCave to promote the movie “Knuckleball!” directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg. Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, former Red Sox Tim Wakefield, and the Mets’ R.A. Dickey all fielded questions about the movie as well as being a knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. Metsmerized Online was invited to the event for a special roundtable discussion and I was also able to get […]
ONLY ONE HOUR LEFT!!! 9:00 PM DEADLINE WIN VIP TICKETS & SIGNED MOVIE POSTER!!! On Saturday April 21, the baseball documentary Knuckleball! will be premiering at a free screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. The film highlights the famed pitch and profiles the two most recent knuckleballers, the Mets’ own R.A. Dickey and former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield. The Tribeca Drive-in will open at 6:00 pm and include live music, giveaways, baseball trivia contests […]
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