Tag: 1969

The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

Traditions are interesting. They place events from the here and now in a historical context so that we may gain some insight or understanding about what the events mean. My parents, for instance, are from two adjacent towns on an island in the Mediterranean where Easter is stacked with strange traditions that culminate in the […]

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Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

A lot is made about who the Opening Day starting pitcher is going to be each new season. But who can guess or remember the names of the pitchers who have started the final game each season? Who are those Rodney Dangerfields of pitchers who get oftentimes get tabbed to pitch in what ends up […]

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: (Part 1) The Spring Of 1968

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 1 Comment
How The Miracle Mets Were Built: (Part 1) The Spring Of 1968

2014 is the 45 year anniversary of the 1969 Mets. Enjoy this special feature and welcome to Part One of my four part series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. Turn Back The Clock 46 Years – It’s the Spring of 1968. Spring training of 1968 saw the Mets coming off another last place finish […]

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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Why I Love The Mets – Finalist #3

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets – Finalist #3

Here is the last of our three finalists, and as you will soon see, all three of them did an excellent job and should be applauded. Overall, I tip my cap to all 109 Met fans who entered our “Why Do I Love The Mets” contest. including a 10-year old girl from Dallas, TX named […]

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MLB Films, Features, Classic Games Now Available On iTunes!

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Films, Features, Classic Games Now Available On iTunes!

 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRODUCTIONS FILMS AVAILABLE ON iTUNES! All-Star Games, World Series Films, Season 1 of “This Week in Baseball” Baseball fans are now able to experience their favorite films in an entirely new way, as titles from the Major League Baseball Productions Film & Video Archive are now available on iTunes. Over 100 titles […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

Over the years there have been plenty of great 1-2 combinations: Ruth and Gehrig, Spahn and Sain, Jackie and Pee Wee, Mays and McCovey, Seaver and Kooz, Newman and Redford, Fielder and Cabrera, Bonds and…Huh? Newman and Redford??? In 1969, veteran Hollywood actor Paul Newman and relative newcomer Robert Redford teamed up to star in one […]

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MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

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 […]

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The 2013 Mets Have No Chance To Win. However…

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Mets Have No Chance To Win. However…

We wont win this season. We wont compete this season. We wont be any good this season. Okay, now that that’s settled, lets go ‘Play Ball’ this season and see what happens. Opening Day is a little over one month away and when that first pitch is thrown, the Mets technically have just as good […]

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The Summer of ‘69

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The Summer of ‘69

Welcome to the final chapter in my exclusive four part series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. If haven’t read the first three installments you can read here:  Part 1 - The Spring Of 1968 Part 2 – The 1968 Offseason Part 3 – The Spring Of 1969 Enjoy… At the June 15th trade deadline, the Mets were in […]

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