Tag: Darryl Strawberry

Remembering Gary “Kid” Carter

An article by posted on 16/02/2017 0 Comments
Remembering Gary “Kid” Carter

Five years ago today, this world lost an amazing person. Known not just as a great ball player but an even better man, Gary Carter lost his battle with brain cancer on February 16, 2012. Given the nickname “The Kid” for his shear joy of the game, Carter was known for his big infectious smile […]

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Barring Injury, Wright Could Set Mets’ Home Run Record in 2017

An article by posted on 02/02/2017 0 Comments
Barring Injury, Wright Could Set Mets’ Home Run Record in 2017

One of the more overlooked players on the Mets heading into the 2017 season has been the one who’s been on the team the longest: David Wright. Wright has played in just 75 games over the last two seasons, and his play has definitely dipped from what it was during his heyday. But if he […]

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Best I Ever Had: All-Time Mets Outfield

An article by posted on 12/12/2016 0 Comments
Best I Ever Had: All-Time Mets Outfield

As you read this, please think of the hit ballad “The Best I Ever Had” whether the version by Drake, Gary Allan or Grey Sky Morning, while mulling over who they consider the best Mets outfield of all time. Using the baseballreference.com database for Mets outfielders and running pivot table in excel, and sorting all […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Wally Talks Prospects, Doc & Darryl, DeGromination!

An article by posted on 17/07/2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Wally Talks Prospects, Doc & Darryl, DeGromination!

Great show tonight as Bob Klapisch and Wally Backman join the podcast. Bob and I review the ESPN 30-for-30 Documentary about Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden. Hear Bob talk about his experience covering those late-eighties Mets teams, where things went wrong for the duo and whether the Mets could have prevented their demise. Jim “Mojo” […]

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WIN FREE VIP TICKETS TO KINGS OF QUEENS 1986 METS REUNION!

An article by posted on 13/05/2016 0 Comments
WIN FREE VIP TICKETS TO KINGS OF QUEENS 1986 METS REUNION!

Hey Mets Fans! How would you like to go to the hottest Mets event of the year celebrating the 1986 World Champion New York Mets! Here’s your opportunity to Win A Free VIP Ticket to the Kings of Queens Reunion with Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, and the 1986 Mets. Here are the details followed by […]

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Stroll Down Memory Lane: Mets Top Prospects From 1983

An article by posted on 16/01/2016 0 Comments
Stroll Down Memory Lane: Mets Top Prospects From 1983

  The Baseball America archives go all the way back to 1983 for their annual Top 10 prospect lists and I thought it would be fun to take a look at what those players became. We will first look at the Mets Top 10 from 1983, seeing where BA missed and the ones they were right about. […]

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How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

An article by posted on 20/10/2014 0 Comments
How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

Within the next two weeks we’ll witness the same scene that gets played out every October. Amidst the spray of champagne and exuberant shouts, the commissioner will be standing on a stage presenting a trophy to the owner, manager and General Manager of the World Champions. Now, if the commissioner would instead be presenting a […]

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A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

An article by posted on 13/10/2014 0 Comments
A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated. The rumors started long before the NLCS. In May 1985, during one of Scott’s starts at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham found a piece […]

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July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

An article by posted on 03/07/2014 0 Comments
July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything […]

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Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

An article by posted on 24/02/2014 0 Comments
Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

Could the New York Mets have a potential problem with Matt Harvey? There are already signs of him being high maintenance … signs he enjoys the trappings of New York too much … signs he doesn’t handle injuries well … signs of being too sensitive … signs he knows he’s good and isn’t afraid to […]

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