Tag: 1986

Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden‘s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching […]

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Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if […]

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Why Do You Still Watch?

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Why Do You Still Watch?

You  might be frustrated and disgusted by watching the Mets lose to the Nationals, but it is far better than not having any Mets to watch at all. October has to be the worst month because there’s baseball, but baseball without the Mets. At least in November there’s the start of the free-agent season, highlighted […]

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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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Like Father, Like Son: L.J. Mazzilli Off To Hot Start With Cyclones

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Like Father, Like Son: L.J. Mazzilli Off To Hot Start With Cyclones

Former Mets’ star Lee Mazzilli made the borough of Brooklyn his stomping grounds growing up. Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Coney Island was his home until the Mets drafted him right out of high school in 1973. Located just a mile and half from Lincoln down Ocean Parkway and on Surf Avenue is MCU Park. Though […]

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Mets 4th Round Pick L.J. Mazzilli Officially Signs With Team

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets 4th Round Pick L.J. Mazzilli Officially Signs With Team

The New York Mets fourth round pick, second baseman L.J. Mazzilli, has officially signed with the team according to the company’s official Twitter page. The Mets made the announcement early on saturday posting a Tweet which read, “Mets 4th rounder UConn 2nd baseman L.J. Mazzilli, Lee Mazzilli’s son, has officially signed and will be sent […]

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Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

Marc Raimondi of the NY Post writes about Dwight Gooden who has a soon to be released biography entitled, “Doc: A Memoir.” The bio reveals some shocking and even sad details about his life in baseball and the toll that drug addiction took on his career and his life. Gooden believes if he had died […]

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Jonathon Livingston Niese

An article by posted on April 15, 2013 0 Comments
Jonathon Livingston Niese

The other day I noticed my kid was reading this book that I recognized from when I was around his age. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. The short novel about the transcendent ascension of a seagull who refused to be confined by the boundaries of his own defining limitations. He flew higher, faster, until […]

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Matt Harvey Draws Comparisons To Other Mets Pitching Legends

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Draws Comparisons To Other Mets Pitching Legends

While listening to last night’s Mets v. Philadelphia Phillies game, it took me back in time. I grew up in the 80’s era when Mets Legend Doc Gooden dominated almost every game and timely hitting scored just enough runs to compliment the man on the mound. Having witnessed the pitching dominance of the Mets in […]

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Trading Daniel Murphy Could Benefit The Mets

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Trading Daniel Murphy Could Benefit The Mets

‘Spin Watch 2013 rolls on with another multi-hit game against the Houston Astros. I don’t know how many different ways I can say “Jordany Valdespin’s numbers have been impressive this spring.” He’s now batting .348/.388/.996. He also leads the team in hits (16), home runs (4), RBIs (9) and runs scored (8). He’s been so […]

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