Tag: Dwight Gooden

Mets at Pirates: Amazins’ Hoping To Avoid Getting Swept, Gee Ya Think?

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets at Pirates: Amazins’ Hoping To Avoid Getting Swept, Gee Ya Think?

New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, 1:35 PM – PNC Park Dillon Gee (6-7, 4.60) vs. Gerrit Cole (4-2, 3.68) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF John Buck – C Omar Quintanilla – SS […]

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Featured Post: Harvey’s Good, But Not Good(en) or Terrific — Yet

An article by posted on July 7, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Harvey’s Good, But Not Good(en) or Terrific — Yet

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 […]

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Days Like These

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Days Like These

When the day arrives, and it’s clear Zack Wheeler has “figured it out,” this will be the day he will appreciate most. New York Mets fans will prefer to reflect on Wheeler’s first MLB start, six shutout innings vs. Atlanta, but Sunday will be one of those starts that will educate the Mets rookie most […]

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Collins Will Adjust Rotation If Harvey Starts All Star Game

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Will Adjust Rotation If Harvey Starts All Star Game

Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he would adjust the rotation to allow Matt Harvey to start the All Star Game if Bruce Bochy gives him the nod. “That is 20 days away, a lot could change,” Collins said, referring to postponements that could alter the rotation. “But […]

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My Review of “DOC – A Memoir” by Dwight Gooden

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
My Review of “DOC – A Memoir” by Dwight Gooden

DOC – A Memoir I finally got a chance to read Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and it took all of a day and a half last weekend. I really didn’t know what to expect when I got my copy, but I put aside any preconceptions and opened up my book on Saturday night… […]

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Where Does Wheeler Rank Among Best Mets Pitching Debuts?

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Where Does Wheeler Rank Among Best Mets Pitching Debuts?

Mark Simon of ESPN New York had a great post on Sunday in which he ranked the Top 11 memorable Mets debuts over the team’s history. He included both pitching and hitting debuts. Check out his work and research here. (This is great for some of you younger Mets fans) I pulled the pitchers out […]

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DOC – A Memoir: On Sale Now!

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
DOC – A Memoir: On Sale Now!

DOC A Memoir By Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican  In the mid 1980’s no pitcher was more feared and more dominant than the Mets young superstar, Dwight “Doc” Gooden. Gooden arrived in New York in 1984 as a shy nineteen year old from Tampa and became a pitching sensation overnight, Times Square even held an […]

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Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

Marc Raimondi of the NY Post writes about Dwight Gooden who has a soon to be released biography entitled, “Doc: A Memoir.” The bio reveals some shocking and even sad details about his life in baseball and the toll that drug addiction took on his career and his life. Gooden believes if he had died […]

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This Week In Mets History: Forever Young

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Week In Mets History: Forever Young

On this week 21 years ago, Anthony Young started a streak he wished he hadn’t… Don’t, OK? Save your breath – and Anthony Young’s time. Just get to the question. That’s right, the question; the inevitable query about losing. He won’t mind answering because, well, the reply is always the same. “I pitched well during the stretch. […]

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Marketing Matt Harvey: Is It Too Much Too Soon?

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
Marketing Matt Harvey: Is It Too Much Too Soon?

While approaching Citi Field last night one couldn’t help but notice the monstrous digital image of Matt Harvey on a video board outside the stadium with the screaming caption, “Harvey-licious.’’ When logging onto the Mets’ website there was an advertisement plugging Harvey T-Shirts. And, all of this is for a guy who was starting just his 15th major […]

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