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From Left Field: Terry Collins And The Moneyball Theory

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

On this date in 1934, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Casey Stengel to a two-year deal to be their manager. Today, 77 years later, Terry Collins will look to the example set by Stengel in running a baseball team. Though they Mets were downright terrible during Stengel’s tenure, the fire and energy he brought as the […]

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A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

   Giving us shades of Bob Ross, J.S. Mill along with a bit of Tom Candiotti thrown in there, R.A. Dickey is almost a contradictory baseball player.  He is humble, shy and down-to-earth but is well-spoken and doesn’t mince words in his interviews; he processes his game cerebrally but is not a head case on […]

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The National Pastime: A Philatelic History – Part 1

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
The National Pastime: A Philatelic History – Part 1

The United States Postal Service has recognized our National Pastime on many occasions over the past 72 years. In 1939, the USPS issued the very first baseball stamp to commemorate the first 100 years of the game, and since then they have continued to produce commemorative baseball stamps through 2010. As a child growing up, I collected stamps for a few […]

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Favorite Rites Of Spring: Casey At The Bat

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Favorite Rites Of Spring: Casey At The Bat

One of my favorite Rites of Spring has always been a hearty re-reading of this great baseball classic that dates back over a hundred years ago. Enjoy. Casey At The Bat By Ernest Lawrence Thayer, San Francisco Examiner – June 3, 1888 The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood four to two […]

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Sandy And Terry – It’s Your Time To Shine

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

Now that we’ve pushed football and soon basketball and hockey off the the page, it’s time to bring on the real game of New York; the Mets and Yankees. Yes, the Mets and Yankees are playing baseball again. Both teams have had a winter of discontent, but now as the weather turns and folks are flocking to Tampa […]

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Lets Focus On Spring Training, People!

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

Thankfully, spring training is around the corner.  Everyone is preparing for another season of Mets baseball.  This is the time of year that I love the most.  (Besides the Daytona 500, and E3 Expo).  There has been plenty this offseason to talk about (Chris Young, Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, etc), but the main talk of the offseason […]

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How Do You Spend Your Off Season?

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

The baseball season doesn’t end for me ’til after the winter meetings. Once the World Series is over, I turn my attention to the awards season and the big names on the free agent market. That all lasts about a month, and then for that first weekend in December, I’m glued to my computer and […]

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Piazza Talks Ownership, Mets Fans, Future in Baseball

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Piazza was honored last night, along with Angel Pagan, at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in Manhattan. Piazza was asked about the ownership situation, and he talked about Mets fans in this situation.  He told this to reporters. “For me, I think of the fans [who] are frustrated, and I get a little frustrated […]

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Angel, Anywhere In The Outfield

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, had some quotes from newly signed Angel Pagan regarding the upcoming situation of whether he should play in right or centerfield. “I talked to manager Terry Collins and he said he wanted to sit down with me and Carlos and decide [on who starts in center and who starts in […]

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Some Great Mets Moments Through the Mic

An article by posted on February 1, 2011 0 Comments

When we tune into a baseball game, watching the game itself is only half of the story. We watch countless games day in and day out in hope of witnessing a truly historic baseball moment that will be revered and held close to our hearts for the rest of our lives. One aspect of these moments that seals […]

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