MMO wants to send a Happy Birthday shout-out to the late great Bob Murphy (1924-2004). “Murph” would have been 89 years old today and I can’t begin to tell you how often I think about him each season. Today’s game broadcasts have become so noisy and are just a non-stop barrage of promos and product pitches. The game itself actually gets lost in translation. Murphy hearkens to a time when broadcasters like him, Lindsey Nelson and […]
By the time I arrived at Shea Stadium in mid-June, a Dwight Gooden start had become a New York event. I had been watching Gooden baffle opponents on television over the first two months of the 1985 season. The first month he shut out the Philadelphia Phillies twice and the Cincinnati Reds. From May and early June he pitched into the seventh inning in all seven of his starts. He was four days younger than […]
Here’s a special treat for everyone. The great Howie Rose was kind enough to give me some of his time to answer a few questions for me and also a few of our readers here on the site and our followers on Twitter at @Metsmerized. (5,015 strong, and growing!) Howie is a tremendous resource of Mets information and nobody knows the history better than he does. Here is what he had to say on some […]
Forgive the random thoughts here, folks, but I thought it was easier today to touch on a few things rather than elaborate on one thing. The Mets continued their road woes last night with a 3-2 loss to the Braves, and are now 5-13 away from home, and 14-8 at Citi Field. Last year, they were 41-40 at home and 29-52 on the road, so it’s a pattern that has continued. Back in the ’80′s, […]
Somewhere in heaven, former Mets beloved broadcaster Bob Murphy has bellowed, “Fasten Your Seatbelts,” one more time. With no games to call, he may have been referring to the news that the Mets are interested in former Braves pitcher John Smoltz as a starter. If Murph was back in the booth next season, only he would be older than Smoltz, as employees of the floundering Mets organization. Perhaps Omar Minaya has already made inroads […]
I was watching the Met game this past Saturday when Gary Cohen mentioned that it was legendary Met broadcaster Bob Murphy’s birthday. “Murph” would have been 85 years old. Earlier this season I wrote an entry about Ralph Kiner, and how much he meant to Met fans, and I never did a follow up post about Bob Murphy. Simply put, to me and I’m sure many, many Met fans, Murph is the voice of summer. […]
So much for all that talk about Citi Field being the place where would-be homeruns go to die… Last night, baseballs were flying out of Citi Field like nobody’s business as the Phillies and Mets combined to hit seven homeruns to set a new single game record and smashing the previous high of five at Citi Field. And while all the homeruns were no doubters, none was bigger and badder than that of Ryan Church whose blast […]
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