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Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the […]

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Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

There was an interesting piece on FanGraphs a couple days ago about Vic Black — titled “Vic Black, Closer In Waiting?” You can already guess what the subject matter dealt with and it was certainly a good read. They jump-started it with a curious quote from LaTroy Hawkins, who spoke about Black: “Some guys have late life on the ball,” […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting […]

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Thanks For the Me”Mo”ries

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks For the Me”Mo”ries

I know what you’re thinking. This is a Mets website. Why do I have to read about a %$#@*^# Yankee? Yes, we are all Mets fans. And yes, we all despise the Yankees and everything they represent. But ask yourself this: Next time you drive north to Cooperstown, will you look at Tom Seaver’s plaque […]

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Five Things I Love & Hate About You

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Five Things I Love & Hate About You

Being a baseball fan brings out the best, and sometimes the worst in people of all walks of life. Being a fan of a bad baseball team often brings magnifies those characteristics. I’m not talking about terrible things like racism, sexism, or God forbid acts of violence like we saw recently with the Giants and […]

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With Great Sales Comes Greater Responsibility

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
With Great Sales Comes Greater Responsibility

Matt Harvey must be feeling pretty good about himself right now. The pitcher’s elbow injury is healing well, or so he says, and he wraps up a winning season in his first full season in Major League Baseball. Yesterday, MLB reported that Harvey ranked #2 in the jerseys sold this half of the season. Surprising, […]

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Mets Prospect Review: Cesar Puello Completes Suspension, But Oh What A Season

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments

This season was one for the ages for outfielder Cesar Puello. Not only did Puello excel, but he flat out dominated the Eastern League this year, proving that all 5 tools that touted him so high were there all along. The 22 year-old rightfielder hit .326 with 16 homers and 24 steals in 91 games. Because […]

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Mets vs Reds: Niese On The Mound As Mets Look To Even Series

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Reds: Niese On The Mound As Mets Look To Even Series

Mets (71-85) at Reds (90-67) • 7:10 p.m. LHP Jon Niese (7-8, 3.81) vs. RHP Mike Leake (14-6, 3.21) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, 1B Juan Lagares CF Mike Baxter RF Travis d’Arnaud C Wilfredo Tovar SS Jon Niese P The Mets lost the game in extras last night as possible future […]

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September Hasn’t Been So Amazin’ For Mets Since ’07 Collapse

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
September Hasn’t Been So Amazin’ For Mets Since ’07 Collapse

The 2007 New York Met collapse did more than break the hearts of the Met faithful. The September disintegration that fall, set in motion a string of subsequent baseball finishes that have left the Mets shattered at each season’s end ever since. No one would have predicted a September slide of epic proportions back in 2007. In fact, […]

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Little Willy Drives Them Silly In Debut

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Little Willy Drives Them Silly In Debut

North side, east side Little Willy Willy wears the crown He’s the best damn shortstop ’round town Backhand, forehand Willy drives them silly He’s a contact bat an’ a whole bunch more than that ‘Cos little Willy, Willy won’t go home But you can’t push Willy round, Willy won’t go Try tellin’ everybody but, oh […]

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