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From Left Field: Marlins Home Run Celebration Is Very Distracting

An article by posted on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Marlins Home Run Celebration Is Very Distracting

There’s been a lot of talk about the Miami Marlins all offseason, so I’ll keep the trend going. Let me start off by saying, I downright love the “Home Run Apple.” Whether it’s the old one outside Citi Field or the new one inside the stadium, the Home Run Apple is a Mets and baseball […]

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From Left Field: The Ethics Of Steroids

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: The Ethics Of Steroids

In the wake of the Ryan Braun steroid decision, performance-enhancing drugs have been a hot topic of late. Whether you agree or disagree with the decision, we can all agree that the steroid problem goes way beyond the development of tolerance. I sat down with former Major Leaguer Frank Tepedino to discuss the topic. Tepedino’s […]

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From Left Field: This Team Better Honor The ’62 Mets

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: This Team Better Honor The ’62 Mets

Recently, I was able to speak to several members of original 1962 Mets: Ed Kranepool, Frank Thomas, Jay Hook, Craig Anderson and Gil Hodges’ wife, Joan. They reminisced about the early days of the franchise, which I will chronicle in a series in early March. However, in talking to Anderson, I was made aware that […]

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From Left Field: The 5th Bench Spot

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: The 5th Bench Spot

Though the Mets did not make any huge splashes this offseason, the final 25-man roster has pretty much taken shape already based on the team’s acquisitions. Barring any injuries in spring training, the starting lineup looks set: Davis, Murphy, Tejada, Wright, Thole, Bay, Torres and Duda. Even the starting pitching staff won’t look too different […]

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Notable Mets Dates For The 2012 Season

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
Notable Mets Dates For The 2012 Season

The days are ticking away until pitchers and catchers report for spring training followed by the rest of the team. Let’s take a look at some of the notable dates to circle on your calendar in anticipation of the 2012 Mets season. April 5- Mets Opening Day The team will begin the season at home […]

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If There Is A 5th Playoff Spot, Can Mets Contend?

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
If There Is A 5th Playoff Spot, Can Mets Contend?

Today was supposed to be the deadline that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig finalized the plans to expand the playoff structure to include two wild card teams. However, scheduling and logistics remain areas open for debate, which has halted the process. Still, if MLB agrees to expand the postseason, it increases each team’s chances by one […]

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(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

Major League Baseball and Natural Balance Pet Foods hosted the 23rd annual “Going to Bat for B.A.T.” Fundraising Dinner on Jan. 24 at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) raises money to assist members of the baseball family who have fallen on hard times with financial grants, healthcare programs and […]

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From Left Field: Is Last Place Inevitable?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Last Place Inevitable?

To answer the title question bluntly: Absolutely not. You have to play the games first before determining where a team will finish in the standings. But certainly on paper, the Mets appear to be the weakest link of the NL East heading into this season. Based on the offseason moves of the other teams, the […]

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Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

With the dust settled from this year’s Hall of Fame voting, the attention turns to a loaded 2013 ballot. Prominent names such as Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Craig Biggio will be on the ballot for the first time, but so will one close to all of our hearts here at MMO: Mike […]

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From Left Field: Do You Bleed Orange And Blue?

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Do You Bleed Orange And Blue?

Our site moderator Joe D. informed us a few days ago of a blood drive that the Mets are hosting Thursday, Jan. 5 at Citi Field. The team is offering a voucher for free tickets to a select game in April for anyone that donates. It got me thinking, how many fans would be willing […]

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