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The Latest Greatest Mr. Met Commercial

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Latest Greatest Mr. Met Commercial

In case you missed it yesterday, here’s the latest commercial featuring baseball’s most beloved mascot, our own Mr. Met. In this particular Madison Avenue episode, our four-fingered friend catches the Philly Phanatic who is up to some of his usual pranks. But little did we know that Mr. Met is a pretty good prankster himself… These […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our intro to sabermetrics series with a relatively new statistic, but a very relevant one nonetheless: Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement (Fangraphs version). One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA and On-Base Percentage is […]

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Sights From the 2013 All-Star Game

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Sights From the 2013 All-Star Game

I was lucky enough to score some tickets to the game last night. Let me say that it was a baseball atmosphere unlike any other I’ve ever been in. I don’t care if you’re a Yankee fan, Brave fan, Philly fan, Tokyo Giant fan, or any other fan, but if you consider yourself a baseball […]

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MMO Featured Post: Citi Field Parking Up, ASG Viewership Down

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: Citi Field Parking Up, ASG Viewership Down

In a must-read column for the National Sports Journalism Center website at Indiana University, Ed Sherman delves into the subject that neither MLB or Fox Sports wants to talk about – and that is four straight years of significant declines in viewership ratings for the All-Star Game. Here is a small part taken from the full […]

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Cheering For Dwight Gooden… Again

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Cheering For Dwight Gooden… Again

I was 12 years old in the summer of 1978 when I heard the coolest news ever… My friend Lee called and told me he’d heard from a friend of a friend who knew where Mets second baseman Doug Flynn lived. And it was just down the street from me! True, this wasn’t Jerry Koosman or Steve […]

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Wright’s Gold Glove Defense Begins With His Glove

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Wright’s Gold Glove Defense Begins With His Glove

David Wright ready for whatever comes at him armed with his Wilson A2K Glove. David Wright Wilson A2K Signature Glove Most noticeable difference is the color scheme. He uses an orange tan coloring for the glove itself, with blue lacing and blue bindings to make it specific to the New York Mets and him. The […]

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Celebrity Softball Game: The Underrated Gem Of The All-Star Festivities

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Celebrity Softball Game: The Underrated Gem Of The All-Star Festivities

Jennie Finch Takes The Mound At Celebrity Softball Game This past Sunday I had the privilege of attending All-Star Sunday at Citi Field.  Since tickets to the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby were through the roof,it was a fun and inexpensive way to get to Flushing to see Citi Field dressed to the nines […]

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Breaking News: Terry Collins Has Seen The Light?

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Breaking News: Terry Collins Has Seen The Light?

When Josh Satin started at first base on Sunday against a right-handed pitcher, your spine was tingling, right? Some of you had goosebumps, right? When Josh Satin reached base twice in four at-bats, you snickered, right? If you read my pregame notes, you probably saw me wondering if Terry Collins was feeling under the weather… […]

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Ice Berg Dead Ahead

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Ice Berg Dead Ahead

The always enjoyable to read Ted Berg, now with USA Today, sets us straight on how fans view their top prospects and writes: Great players in the minors almost always graduate to the next level, but great players in the Majors have no place else to go. On the rare occasion a minor leaguer is […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the most popular sabermetric stats available to the public. Earlier today, we began the series with OPS/OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and Slugging Percentage are all incomplete. Batting average doesn’t account for what type of hits a batter has. […]

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