Tag: Keith Hernandez

Ya Gotta Believe # 45 Needs To Be Retired First

An article by posted on July 24, 2011 0 Comments
Ya Gotta Believe # 45 Needs To Be Retired First

Earlier this season we all heard the gut-wrenching news that our beloved Gary Carter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. As the tears dried and the reality began to settle in, a discussion ensued. The Mets need to retire #8 for Gary. Others countered that if #8 is retired, then #17 for Keith must be […]

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The Mets Alumni Association And Habitat For Humanity

An article by posted on July 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Alumni Association And Habitat For Humanity

We live in interesting times where we tend to take so much for granted. We always seem to want what we don’t have whether we have a pressing need for it or not. Most of us are lucky enough to come home, kick off our shoes, hug the kids, put on one of our 1000 […]

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Mets Should Bring Back Old-Timers Day In 2011

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Should Bring Back Old-Timers Day In 2011

Last week I wrote about how the Mets need to find ways to entice the fans to come out to the ballpark in 2011.  Last week I brought up the idea of retiring 17 in honor Keith Hernandez.  I thought it would give Mets fans something to look forward to during the long season that […]

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Mets Should Retire # 17 In 2011

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Should Retire # 17 In 2011

No I’m not talking about retiring number 17 for Fernando Tatis and the few weeks he produced for the Mets.  Before Tatis there was another player for the Mets who wore 17. From June 15, 1983 to October 1, 1989 he wore 17 proudly for the New York Mets. This player won 5 Gold Gloves […]

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Nice Guys Finish Last…And That’s Where We’re Heading

An article by posted on July 26, 2010 0 Comments

It was June 15, 1977 when the Mets were sent into a tailspin that would last almost a decade. ‘The Franchise’ was traded to Cincinnati for 5 players who were basically scrubs. After what became known as The Midnight Massacre the Mets proceeded to average 96 losses for the next 7 years. It was 6 […]

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Playing Not To Lose

An article by posted on July 25, 2010 0 Comments

Along with SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda. fellow former 1986-’er Darryl Strawberry is calling out the team for not only leadership issues (or lack thereof) but for not putting “fear” into their opponents.  “They laugh at these Mets,” says Strawberry.  While I agree with him to a certain extent, he has to understand, as well as […]

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Get Ready For The Mets Broadcast About Nothing

An article by posted on June 23, 2010 0 Comments

Did you hear the one about the comedian and the former first baseman who called a baseball game for the New York Mets?   No?   Well, come tonight, you will. Tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers will feature legendary comedian and lifelong Mets fan, Jerry Seinfeld, joining Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen in the […]

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The Field General – Keith Hernandez

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

During the mid 1980′s my niece and I went to Shea often during the summers – our schedules just worked out that way.  Sitting up in the third tier behind home plate, we had a great view of the whole field.  Hilary would take out her program and write the lineup in it so that […]

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These Guys Need To Take A Few More Pitches

An article by posted on May 12, 2010 0 Comments

It sure is fun to watch games like last night or Friday and Saturday’s finishes against the Giants, or even the way the team battled back on Sunday against Tim Lincecum.  But some of the Mets are striking out at an alarming rate (ahem, David Wright…ahem, Jason Bay).  Even Ike Davis, who has been the […]

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What Would Keith Do… About Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

“We- players, writers, fans- talk about the importance of the little things and getting the breaks and clutch pitching and hitting, but sometimes I wonder whether the truth isn’t more simple. The main difference between the winners and losers? Winning.” Keith Hernandez from his novel If At First… The wisdom of Keith Hernandez whether on […]

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