Tag: Bobby Cox

MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

Joe Torre hoped it would happen, but he never dared think it would. The former New York Mets player and manager, who later carved his legacy as four-time World Series manager of the Yankees, was selected to the Hall of Fame today by the veteran’s committee. The announcement was made at the Walt Disney Swan resort […]

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Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

As one of Terry Collins’ most ardent supporters, I’m having a slight case of the “hindsight blues” today. Let me first start by saying, I think Terry Collins is a good manager for this team. You’ve heard it said before, and you’ll likely hear it again – “Baseball Managers don’t matter all that much.” It’s […]

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say […]

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A Brave New World?

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday John Heyman of SI reported that Stan Kasten resigned as President of the Washington Nationals. Kasten along with John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox were hired by Ted Turner and in the late 80’s began to rebuild the Atlanta Braves, turning it into the franchise which from 1991 to 2005 won an unprecedented 14 consecutive […]

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10 Years Later: The 10-Run Rally Still Amazin’ To Me

An article by posted on June 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets and the Braves are currently battling it out atop the NL East this year, evoking memories of classic Mets-Braves rivalries of yesteryear.  The final pages of the script for the year 2010 have yet to be written, but the Mets gave their fans a memorable chapter in the Mets-Braves rivalry ten years ago […]

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June 30, 2000: 10-Run Rally Capped By Piazza Blast

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

It was the year 2000.  The Y2K scare had come and gone.  Music fans were wondering who let the dogs out.  Mets fans were still cursing out Kenny Rogers for ball four.  The nemesis of the day wore a tomahawk on his chest. The Braves were the Mets’ chief rivals in 1999 and 2000.  The […]

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The Ring of Fire… Is It There?

An article by posted on May 9, 2008

The most predominant question in my mind has been if the Mets have the fire within them to succeed. For whatever reason, to me, it seems like the Mets of September have simply just carried over into 2008. They’re not playing with the same zest and enthusiasm that they played with in 2006 and most […]

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