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James Roche Gives Cyclones Rain-Soaked Walkoff Win

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
James Roche Gives Cyclones Rain-Soaked Walkoff Win

It took 13 innings Sunday evening, but the Brooklyn Cyclones moved back to the .500 mark (3-3) with a 4-3 victory over the previously undefeated Hudson Valley Renegades, the short season Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Cyclones’ right fielder James Roche delivered the deciding two-out RBI walkoff single to left center in the […]

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Featured Post: Is Juan Lagares The Mets’ Center Fielder Of The Future?

An article by posted on June 23, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Juan Lagares The Mets’ Center Fielder Of The Future?

For a majority of you who visit this site, you watch too much baseball. How else would you describe watching the Mets day-after-day? The more you watch, the more you become desensitized. Most plays start to seem ordinary. That tends to happen to me. I got a chance to watch yesterday’s 4-3 win against the […]

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Gavin Cecchini Adjusting To Life In The Big Apple

An article by posted on June 22, 2013 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Adjusting To Life In The Big Apple

When you’re a kid from Louisiana, New York must seem like another universe. People from New York often think that Brooklyn is a completely different universe. So imagine being Mets’ 2012 first-round draft-pick Gavin Cecchini. Not only is he a Louisiana boy playing in New York, but he’s also getting a close up taste of […]

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Dominant Relief Work From Akeel Morris Gives Cyclones’ Second Win

An article by posted on June 22, 2013 0 Comments
Dominant Relief Work From Akeel Morris Gives Cyclones’ Second Win

Many of the old-time baseball clichés are often true, and that’s why we keep using them. In Friday’s contest between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Aberdeen Ironbirds, “good things happened when the leadoff man got on base.” The Ironbirds – the Single-A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles – had leadoff hits in four of […]

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Cyclones Manager Remembers Family Affected By Sandy

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Manager Remembers Family Affected By Sandy

The season is underway for the Brooklyn Cyclones, but not too long ago, it seemed that the start of the season could be in jeopardy. That’s because Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the natural grass playing surface at MCU Park in Coney Island as well as affecting the clubhouses and offices in the stadium. Cyclones’ […]

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I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

Yesterday, I called Matt Harvey one the biggest bad-asses in baseball after reading about this incident that took place last season, when Jon Rauch (good riddance) decided to haze the young rookie. During his rookie season last year, Harvey was tired and decided to take a nap in a side room of the Mets’ clubhouse. […]

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MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

Just before the season started, Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing, was kind enough to send me out a copy of his new book, The Happiest Recap : First Base 1962-1973. It’s the first of four volumes chronicling the rich fifty year history of the New York Mets, told only the way you would expect from […]

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Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

It is official… The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith who signed his contract today at Port St. Lucie where he has been working out. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. The Mets reportedly […]

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MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

The Mets plan to temporarily demote Zack Wheeler to the minors after tonight’s start, then officially re-promote him Tuesday for his next scheduled start at the Chicago White Sox, according to ESPN New York. Because Wheeler is technically the Mets’ 26th player for today’s doubleheader, they can demote him after today’s game without the requirement he […]

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The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

It was the stuff of Candid Camera. It has since become known as the “Marshmallow Experiment.” In 1960, Stamford Professor Walter Mischel, wanted to find out whether delayed gratification, having to wait before attaining a satisfying outcome, was healthy for people. Mischel devised a study to find out. Mischel brought together a group of young […]

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