After years of tossing the idea around, we finally decided to take the proverbial plunge and bring to you what I can only describe as our Amazin’ Labor of Love… Without further adieu, I present to all of you the first look at the Mets Merized Online 2012 Mets Annual. This 2012 Annual will feature the excellent work of over 15 of our writers and will provide Mets fans with a valuable resource to help you follow […]
Walking into the movie theater to see Moneyball, I had my doubts. Will this capture what the book is about? How can Brad Pitt play a hot-head GM like Billy Beane? Is this going to be another Hollywood interpretation of the true essence of sports? To say the least, I had my doubts. I had very low expectations as the lights dimmed and the previews started rolling. But from the moment the opening scene began with the […]
Moneyball tells the fascinating tale of Billy Beane’s ingenious use of statistical analysis in order to assemble a winning ballclub without the luxury of a large payroll. Through statistics such as OBP, SLG, and a slew of other stats, Beane was able to snatch ballplayers with “hidden virtues” up for a song, creating a team on a $35 million budget just as successful, if not better than the richest teams in the game. Beane’s A’s had become the very […]
Update #2: So far we have 221 people who entered and 41 correct entries. The deadlin for entering is 11 PM tonight and we will choose five winners and announce them on Friday! Thanks to Susan Rose for sending us a picture of the Billy Joel DVD she won from MMO last week! I love these pics our winners are sending in! * * * * * * * * It’s time for another great Mets Merized […]
Congratulations to Dave Jennings of Watertown, CT who won himself a FREE edition of this wonderful new book spanning the 50 year history of the New York Mets! Dave was one of 67 entires that answered correctly from the over 200 responses we received. I’m going to have to make these contests harder in the future! ;-) SHE‘S METSMERIZED! Here is a picture of Kristina who posted a picture of her FREE Jose Reyes signed baseball […]
I just finished reading Michael Shapiro’s very good baseball book, Bottom of the Ninth. This book focuses on the efforts of Branch Rickey, William Shea, and other would be baseball owners, and their efforts to get major league baseball (the owners) to allow major league expansion. A secondary, and probably unneeded storyline focuses on Yankee manager Casey Stengel’s final years with the Yankees. The book covers the time span from when the Dodgers and Giants […]
Every year more than dozen new baseball books hit the shelf at this time of the year. If you only have time to read one, then let me suggest Ron Darling’s new book entitled “The Complete Game”. The book is a wonderful look into the life of a major league pitcher. Darling includes his own trials and tribulations as well as his triumphs and accomplishments. One of the things you’ll notice right away is the […]
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