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Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

Baseball has been uniting father and son since the inception of the game in the 1850s. So on this Father’s Day, we are grateful to the many dads out there who taught us how to play America’s pastime. With the Chicago Cubs in town for this past weekend’s series, a few of the visiting players […]

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Keith, The Mets & Me: A Thirty-Year Love Affair

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments
Keith, The Mets & Me: A Thirty-Year Love Affair

I became a Mets fan on Memorial Day 1981.  My father wasn’t feeling well that day so we had to cancel our annual Memorial Day barbecue, leaving eight-year-old me to find something to do since I was home from school that day.  My ill father was in bed all day, so I decided to lay […]

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Frank Robinson Still Swears Miracle Mets Scuffed Ball In Game 5 Of 1969 World Series

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Robinson Still Swears Miracle Mets Scuffed Ball In Game 5 Of 1969 World Series

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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Could Backman Do Better?

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Could Backman Do Better?

There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.”  Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation.  The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor […]

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From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

So if you Mets fans out there are anything like me, it pains you to see how poorly our favorite team is playing. Usually at this time, the team is at least still somewhat relevant and playing somewhat exciting baseball. But not this year. Sure, there are some good things to look forward to with […]

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A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

In four decades of rooting for the Mets my most painful memory, without a doubt, was when Yadier Molina deposited an Aaron Heilman pitch over the wall in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. I literally could not believe what I saw. Seeing is believing—but not in this case. 2006, like 1986, was OUR year. The […]

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Take Me Out To The Brawl Game: Mets’ Greatest Hits

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments

One of my fellow writers on MMO sent me a video link to the Ian Kennedy plunked his L.A. counterpart, Zack Greinke, with a high-and-tight pitch. The Dodgers’ pitcher, who fractured his collarbone in a brawl with the Padres earlier this season, was the third player hit in the tense NL West tilt. That 92-mph […]

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Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

Poor Ike Davis…  He gets demoted to Triple-A, deservedly so, and leaves for Las Vegas without commenting on his feelings or the matter. The obviously crushed first baseman kept his head down after the game on Sunday as he emptied his locker, packed his bags and headed for the airport. SNY sent their Baseball Insider […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Sky Is Falling Edition

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Sky Is Falling Edition

I think all of us knew the 2013 Mets were not a playoff caliber baseball team. However I was also of the belief that although the Mets were not postseason ready, they would at least be competitive. Boy was I wrong. Here we are a week before Father’s Day, and we find the Mets in […]

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Has The Allure And New Ballpark Smell Of Citi Field Worn Off?

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
Has The Allure And New Ballpark Smell Of Citi Field Worn Off?

One of my favorite baseball sites is StadiumJourney.com. Founded by Paul Swaney, Stadium Journey has become the best destination site for sports fans who are planning their own baseball or other sports road trips. Their invaluable tips and ballpark and stadium reviews provide all the information you need to plan ahead and know what to expect. […]

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