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An Electifying Jose Reyes Proving All His Detractors Wrong

An article by posted on August 30, 2016 0 Comments
An Electifying Jose Reyes Proving All His Detractors Wrong

Last week, I wrote about the three keys to the Mets staking a claim to a playoff spot; continued excellence from the rotation and bullpen, a healthy Yoenis Cespedes and the difference-maker Jose Reyes. I wrote: “The addition of Jose Reyes has given the team the speed and prototypical leadoff hitter they’ve lacked all year long and […]

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Alderson Hopeful Cespedes Can Return From DL When Eligible

An article by posted on August 9, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson Hopeful Cespedes Can Return From DL When Eligible

Updated – Aug 9 Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes took batting practice in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. While he remains hopeful that Cespedes will be able to return from the DL as soon as he is eligible after the minimum 15 days, Alderson would not commit to a […]

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Mets Postseason Push Begins Now

An article by posted on August 9, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Postseason Push Begins Now

The Mets have not won back-to-back games in over a month now and since May 1 they are three games under .500. In three weeks, they have gone from three back in the division and leading the race for the second Wild Card, to nine games behind the Nationals and two games out of a […]

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Why Golfing On A Strained Quad is Detrimental to the Injury

An article by posted on August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Why Golfing On A Strained Quad is Detrimental to the Injury

I would never think that this would be the topic at hand on August 4th in Mets-Ville, but I guess with the 2016 Mets if there is one thing we have learned is that you can not assume anything about this baseball team or about the way any injury is handled.  Yoenis Cespedes quad injury […]

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All We Got Iz Us

An article by posted on July 30, 2016 0 Comments
All We Got Iz Us

I was a teenager in the Tri-State area in the late 80s, early 90s; meaning I grew up in the midst of what is clearly the Golden Age of Rap or when Rap (Grandmaster Flash, KRS-ONE, Run DMC, Public Enemy) became Hip Hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Wu-Tang). I know this era well because […]

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Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

An article by posted on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

I first remember reading about ‘greenies’ in Ball Four, Jim Bouton‘s eye-opening autobiography about the everyday grind of a ball player. He mentioned how ‘greenies’, better known as amphetamines, were readily available and used by players. I was a teenager at the time and compared it to getting a Star in Super Mario Brothers – it […]

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Prominent Writer Asks Piazza About Steroid Use During HOF Conference Call

An article by posted on July 16, 2016 0 Comments
Prominent Writer Asks Piazza About Steroid Use During HOF Conference Call

A week from Sunday, Mike Piazza will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame, officially cementing his place among the game’s greatest players. Surely, the days and weeks leading up to the ceremony would be a time for the former All Star to celebrate, to relive and remember his greatest accomplishments and contributions to New […]

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What Bartolo Colon’s First All-Star Team Looked Like

An article by posted on July 12, 2016 0 Comments
What Bartolo Colon’s First All-Star Team Looked Like

Terry Collins announced on Friday that Bartolo Colon will be named to the NL All-Star Team. This makes the former Cleveland Indian and Montreal Expo this year’s oldest All-Star, and will surely be one of the most talked about players in San Diego. This is the first time that Colon has made a NL All-Star […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Mets Sweep, July 4th 1985 and Stars & Strikes

An article by posted on July 4, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Mets Sweep, July 4th 1985 and Stars & Strikes

The Chicago Cubs came to Citi Field and left without a victory as the New York Mets completed am impressive four game sweep against the best team in baseball. I examine the reason for the quick turnaround after the disaster against the Nationals in Washington. Was it Brandon Nimmo’s energy? Familia’s high-wire act in the first […]

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MMO Exclusive: Orthopedic Surgeon Explains David Wright’s Neck Procedure

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Orthopedic Surgeon Explains David Wright’s Neck Procedure

Exactly two weeks ago, the Mets season took a turn for the worse when third baseman David Wright underwent a cervical discectomy and fusion procedure on his neck to repair a herniated disk. Mets fans and media alike rushed to the proverbial Panic City with proclamations that Wright was “finished” and that the Mets’ season […]

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