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Ram’s Rambles: Jose Reyes And OBP

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

See those men pictured above? Jose Reyes and David Wright. Not too far back in the past, Reyes was “The most exciting player in baseball” and Wright was “The Prince of NY.” They are cornerstones of this organization and I hope  I still respect them both as much as I did two or three years […]

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Hey Reyes, Show Me The OBP And Only Then Will We Show You The Money!

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes, considered by many to be one of the game’s best leadoff men when healthy, is by most accounts from Port St. Lucie, looking great and ready to go. But is he really a great leadoff hitter? Sorry to disappoint you, but a career .335 OBP is far from great and as far as leadoff […]

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Mike Piazza In PSL Today; Talks about Ownership, Wilpons with Reporters

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

Look who’s back!? Mike Piazza is in Port St. Lucie today to coach the Italian baseball team, against the Mets team of prospects.  He seemed to be very cool, calm, and collected.   Before he went to the field to get ready for the game, Piazza did a 10 minute session with reporters.  He talked to […]

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Jordany Valdespin: Second Baseman Of The Future?

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments

Despite their extra-innings tie, it was great to see some New York Mets baseball today. The Mets came from behind to tie the Atlanta Braves, 5-5, in their opening spring training game at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. While the scores really mean nothing in spring training, it’s the performance of players on […]

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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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