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Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 14 Comments
Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

It was on this day in 1972, that baseball great Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering food and water to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He has canceled all plans to celebrate the new year, opting instead to be a ray of hope for victims in need and in desperation. He was already a baseball […]

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You Know You Miss Baseball When…

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 1 Comment
You Know You Miss Baseball When…

This is a funny time of year. The previous baseball season is now well in the books and fading fast in the rear-view mirror while next season is still too far of for even the earliest of prognostics to hit the scene. It’s a kind of baseball limbo where there is little but a frosty […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

There are a lot memories, a lot of history, being left at Candlestick Park. Willie Mays recorded his 3,000th hit at The Stick; Bill Walsh won his first NFL game and O.J. Simpson played his final game at Candlestick; a massive earthquake rocked the Bay Area and the 1989 World Series; um, Jerry Rice (enough said); and […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 24, 2013 0 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

Oscar Wilde, who would have loved modern baseball for all its hubris and wonderful folly, is quoted as having said, “One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead”. On this rather uneventful Monday, with the new year, 2014, just around the corner, an analogous baseball corollary to the Wilde quote comes […]

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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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Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

Oh man, did MLB Network’s Brian Kenny tick me off last night, when he revealed his 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot. Here is what he posted: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 You may have noticed that Mike Piazza is […]

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Why I Love The Mets: Honorable Mention #2

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets: Honorable Mention #2

This Kindle Fire giveaway has been so exciting and also a big revelation to me. I never expected such a heartfelt outpouring of Amazin’ entries. Every single entry was a true telling of why that person loved the Mets. We heard from 109 different Mets fans, male and female, young and old, east coast and […]

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Why I Love The Mets: Honorable Mention #1

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets: Honorable Mention #1

This Kindle Fire giveaway has been so exciting and also a big revelation to me. I never expected such a heartfelt outpouring of Amazin’ entries. Every single entry was a true telling of why that person loved the Mets. We heard from 109 different Mets fans, male and female, young and old, east coast and […]

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Alderson Is The Best GM In Baseball?

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Is The Best GM In Baseball?

Will Leitch of The New Yorker, tabbed Sandy Alderson as the best GM in baseball and here’s his reasoning: Almost every move Alderson has made since taking over in 2010 has been golden. The Mets’ farm system, decaying when he took over, is now near the top of the majors, headed by pitchers Noah Syndergaard […]

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