Tag: baseball

Terry Collins Knows Good (Expletive) Players When He Sees One

An article by posted on February 18, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Knows Good (Expletive) Players When He Sees One

In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Terry Collins said he’d like to continue managing until it stops being fun or someone tells him to hang ‘em up. Collins, 67, views himself as part of the old guard of baseball which he calls a dying breed and then he took a shot at some […]

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Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

An article by posted on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

While Ruben Tejada is back on the field and recovering well from his broken leg, he is still upset with Chase Utley‘s controversial slide in the NLDS, writes the NY Post’s Kevin Kernan. “I’d like to see the fielder be protected,” the shortstop said. Tejada’s injury taking place in a big game on national television […]

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Wilmer Flores Embraces New Utility Role, Wants To Be A Met For Life

An article by posted on February 13, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Embraces New Utility Role, Wants To Be A Met For Life

Wilmer Flores has been hard at work at the Mets spring training facility at Port St. Lucie preparing for his new role as the team’s utility infielder. He recently told MLB.com that he is excited about his new role and he is dedicated to making the most of his opportunity. “I just want to play. […]

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Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

When is a story not a story?  I found myself asking that question when I read a recent article on Deadspin that bashes the current state of the Wilpons’ real estate business and Fred Wilpon’s handling of it, citing they’ve lost millions. The article also suggest that the recent signing of Yoenis Cespedes was not necessarily a […]

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It’s February, But Spring Is In The Air

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
It’s February, But Spring Is In The Air

When I was a kid I’d run to the drug store on the corner of Junction Blvd. and Roosevelt Ave. as my dad was pulling up the big chain link. I’d get a paper and I’d head across to the diner for a cup of coffee and a couple of fried egg sandwiches. Two dollars […]

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Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

New Mets second baseman Neil Walker is ready for the challenge of replacing Daniel Murphy this season, he tells Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “My style of baseball is kind of similar to Murph’s,’’ Walker said. “I’ve always considered myself as an athlete and a guy who pays attention to the small details. […]

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NYC Ban On Smokeless Tobacco Won’t Help Without Culture Change

An article by posted on February 5, 2016 0 Comments
NYC Ban On Smokeless Tobacco Won’t Help Without Culture Change

This is a whole new generation. When I was growing up, we had candy cigarettes (gone) and Big League Chew (still around). While playing baseball, we used to have the candy cigarettes so we could smoke like Keith Hernandez, or we would shove a ton of Big League Chew in our mouths to look like Lenny Dykstra. […]

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The Sixth Tool

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
The Sixth Tool

Although it may sound like a M. Night Shyamalan movie, the sixth tool does exist in baseball, and is arguably the most important and yet overlooked tool a player can possess. We know the traditional five tools are hitting for average, hitting for power, base running (speed + skills), throwing ability and fielding ability. Players […]

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Greed is Good… Except If You’re A Baseball Fan

An article by posted on January 31, 2016 0 Comments
Greed is Good… Except If You’re A Baseball Fan

If you’re Gordon Gekko greed is good. If you’re Bernie Sanders greed is bad. If you’re a baseball fan you wonder if MLB’s greed has a direct impact on winning the World Series. Although none of us like to admit it Baseball is a business. But what happens when the desire to make a buck […]

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How A New Generation Of Mets Fans Could Influence The Team’s Future

An article by posted on January 31, 2016 0 Comments
How A New Generation Of Mets Fans Could Influence The Team’s Future

An MMO Fan Shot by Rebecca Parents and kids are eagerly getting ready for the 2016 baseball season. They’re starting to practice out in the yard, planning weekend trips to the ballpark and shopping around for the best kids baseball gloves and mitts. Some of these young baseball players are going to be the next […]

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