Former New York Met shortstop Buddy Harrelson has served as an ambassador for the Long Island Ducks for the past 12 seasons. He does a fine job with community and fan relations, but his true worth to the team involves his 16 years of MLB playing experience and another 11 years as a coach/manager. Harrelson will always be remembered as the pesky shortstop for the 1969 World Series Champion Mets. Buddy played stellar defense at [...]
Former New York Met Frank Catalanotto is a busy man these days. Whether he’s attending one of his four daughters’ sporting events or speaking to local little leagues, the Smithtown, Long Island native has been adjusting to life after his playing career. Though he was a Yankee fan growing up, Catalanotto thoroughly enjoyed his time last season with the Mets. He just wishes it could’ve lasted longer. Frank Catalanotto Clip 1 by Jim Mancari “When [...]
Today we are happy to bring you an interview I did with Lori Martini who wrote the lyrics and music for the song “Believe“ and Nick Javas who is featured in the song. It’s their rallying song dedicated to the New York Mets which you can listen to here. Lori, a die-hard Mets fan, will be at Citi Field on May 27th vs. Phillies. She’ll be on the field, with Kassy K and Nick Javas who will be performing the song. [...]
I’m pleased to present a Q&A I recently conducted with Michael Baron of MetsBlog. Like a lot of us, Michael is a very passionate Mets fan who eats, drinks, and sleeps Mets. As we all know, he does an amazing job covering the Mets on a variety of levels, whether its through his contributions on MetsBlog, his spectacular photography, or through his in-game tweets on Twitter. Michael finds a variety of ways to not only cover the Mets, but also share his immense passion [...]
As I’ve mentioned to some of the MMO readers in the shoutbox, I just did a blogger Q&A interview with Kerel Cooper for his Mets blog On The Black. You’ve seen your favorite MMO bloggers Joe D, and Taryn Cooper join Kerel for his show, On the Black, but now its my turn. For those of you who don’t know who Kerel Cooper is, or what in the world On the Black is, I’ll be more than [...]
Mets Merized Online has certainly had its share of interviews since its inception in 2005. We’ve interviewed Mets insiders like Brian Costa and Adam Rubin, we’ve interviewed former coaches like Jerry Manuel and Rick Peterson, and we’ve even interviewed current and former Mets players like Angel Pagan, Josh Thole, Ron Swoboda and Brain McRae. You may as well add this interview to the list of player interviews Joe! Former Met Frank Catalanotto was kind enough to answer a few questions for MMO about retirement, his future, [...]
Mike Diaz of the excellent Mets Minor League Blog by Toby Hyde, was kind enough to answer some questions for us on some Mets prospects and the state of our minor league system. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) in the following areas: A) Starting Pitching: 4 B) Power Hitters: 4 C) Potential Star Caliber Players: 4 D) Overall: 5 2. During your [...]
Spring training is going on as we speak. The New York Mets as well as every other MLB team are practicing and trying to perfect their skills so they can be the best they can be when the season begins. Right now the NY Mets are down in Port St. Lucie honing their skills while getting ready to begin and finish off their year with a bang! They even brought dirt from Citi Field down to Florida [...]
Everyone remembers Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” skit. Well, who is on first for the New York Mets? As for the current roster our “Who’s” are Ike Davis as the starter and Nick Evans as his backup. Maybe. On the weekend of the 12th -13th, MAB Celebrity Services had their “Who’s On First Show” at the Sheraton Meadowlands in East Rutherford. Former Mets on the guest list included Keith Hernandez, Ed Kranepool, Cliff Floyd, Tim Harkness, [...]
It’s safe to say this past offseason has been quite the rollercoaster ride for the New York Mets and its fans. Some of the high points were when the team seemed to finally get its collective act together by bidding farewell to the Omar Minaya administration. It led to a transition of power when the team hired Sandy Alderson as it’s newest General Manager. However even with his arrival an air of uncertainty still lingered [...]
Recently I did an email interview with Joe DeMayo who does a fantastic job covering the Mets Minor Leagues and the MLB Draft for the excellent Mets site, St. Lucie To Flushing. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 in the following areas: A) Starting Pitching: 3. And that could possibly be generous. Frankly the only pitchers that I truly see as big league starting pitchers in [...]
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