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Getting to Know Johnny Monell

An article by posted on May 15, 2015 0 Comments
Getting to Know Johnny Monell

When the Mets return home to Citi Field on Friday after their worst series of the season we will see a new face behind the dish. On May 4th the Mets called up Catcher Johnny Monell from Triple A Las Vegas and he has already made his presence known as a left handed bat off […]

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Will Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointment?

An article by posted on March 5, 2015 0 Comments
Will Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointment?

Tug McGraw fanned pinch-hitter Billy Conigliaro to cement the 2-0 victory. Afterwards, the Mets bound a plane for the west coast. The date was October 18, 1973. All they needed to do was split the next two in Oakland and the World Series was ours. It was not meant to be. In the 9th inning […]

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That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

The date is Tuesday, October 6, 2015 and we made it. Finally. After 8 draining tedious seasons, the Mets have returned to the post-season. 90 wins netted us the second wildcard spot. In order to face St. Louis in the LDS and avenge 2006 all we must do is win a one-game wild card elimination. […]

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Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

“You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a game at home.” If you’ve watched as many Mets games as I have over the years, then you’ve undoubtedly heard Gary Cohen make this statement whenever a Met has come up to the plate after hitting two home runs in a home […]

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Must See TV: Bud Bewildered By Wilde Moment

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Must See TV: Bud Bewildered By Wilde Moment

You know that nauseating feeling you get whenever commissioner Bud Selig appears on your TV and his lips start moving? Watching Selig’s reaction during the World Series MVP presentation to Madison Bumgarner last night, was priceless. In some small measure it felt like fate was exacting some revenge on my behalf. In what may have […]

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Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An adaptation is a trait that plays a role in the survival of a given organism. Animals adapt to their surroundings by means of natural selection because those who are not well adapted to their environments die off — like a penguin in the Sahara. Humans adapt as well … my wife tells me I […]

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Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets could learn a lot by watching how this season’s World Series combatants constructed their teams to excel and win within their spacious ballparks. Both the Giants and Royals play in parks that are not conducive to hitting home runs. The teams competing in the World […]

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Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

“If there is anything underrated about the Giants,” John Harper of the Daily News writes. “It’s the pressure they put on defenses with an old-school offensive approach that is more about attacking aggressively than working counts. Partly as a result, they’ve managed to score 10 runs in this postseason on plays where they didn’t produce […]

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A Cautionary Tale: You Need To Hit In October

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
A Cautionary Tale: You Need To Hit In October

The Major League Baseball postseason is just six games old and it’s already turning into an all-time great year. You had the Oakland A’s getting bounced in the Wild Card Round by the upstart Kansas City Royals. You have the #1 seed in the American League going down 2-0 to those same Royals and the […]

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Mets Are More ‘Clutch’ Than The Nats, Statistically Speaking

An article by posted on August 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are More ‘Clutch’ Than The Nats, Statistically Speaking

Judging from comments on my twitter feed, I’d venture to guess that the prevailing emotion among Mets fans out there for this season is abject frustration. While there are times when we are offered glimmers of hope and slivers of consistency, they tend to be quickly snuffed out. The team itself is probably more likeable […]

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