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Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

Marc Raimondi of the NY Post writes about Dwight Gooden who has a soon to be released biography entitled, “Doc: A Memoir.” The bio reveals some shocking and even sad details about his life in baseball and the toll that drug addiction took on his career and his life. Gooden believes if he had died […]

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This Week In Mets History: Forever Young

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Week In Mets History: Forever Young

On this week 21 years ago, Anthony Young started a streak he wished he hadn’t… Don’t, OK? Save your breath – and Anthony Young’s time. Just get to the question. That’s right, the question; the inevitable query about losing. He won’t mind answering because, well, the reply is always the same. “I pitched well during the stretch. […]

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Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

Beginning In 1985, as owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig and numerous other owners colluded to undermine free agency by agreeing not to sign other teams’ free agents. The owners were taken to court and eventually ended up paying 280 million in damages to the players. It was with this failed attempt at collusion […]

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Is Keith Hernandez Slipping?

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Is Keith Hernandez Slipping?

I don’t know what’s up with Keith Hernandez lately. I mean he’s always been kind of funny, provides great insights, is definitely entertaining and amusing, and he keeps each Mets broadcast light-hearted and serious all at the same time (when he’s there). The truth is that love him. I was crazy about him as a […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

Hitting for the cycle has always been one of the more singular batting feats in baseball. It is a relatively rare occurrence but not one that guarantees anything in particular for the team of the player who achieves one beyond a mention on the sports page. Granted, it involves getting four hits (a good thing) […]

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Jordany Valdespin Suffers From A Chronic Case Of Negative Framing

An article by posted on May 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin Suffers From A Chronic Case Of Negative Framing

The concept of fault lines in the media is something we all witness on a daily basis, but rarely recognize. Fault lines are a tool that help shape the perception of ourselves, others and events around us. The ones most are familiar with are culture and gender, but they can also contain factors of age, socioeconomic status […]

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Darkness In Corona: The Night The Lights Went Out At Shea

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Darkness In Corona: The Night The Lights Went Out At Shea

It had been a sweltering hot summer in NY, so hot that my dad and I had taken to sitting out in the backyard to listen to the games.  It was July 13, 1977, and the Mets were playing the Cubs. They were losing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth in spite of  an 11-strikeout effort by Jerry […]

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Do Managers Matter?

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Do Managers Matter?

John Charles Bradbury, an Economics Professor at Kennesaw State University, did a fascinating study a few years back on whether changing managers really has an effect on turning a team around. What he found was that ultimately managers had little to no effect on performance output given the same personnel. In a nutshell, good players […]

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A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

You know I bet you could build a supercomputer that would be able to manage the NY Mets. Maybe something like the robot from Lost in Space. A robot would probably have put in Juan Lagares instead of Collin Cowgill in the late innings last night … That’s because robots are nothing if not logical. Robots don’t go on […]

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