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Young Fans Are Being Denied Great October Baseball

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Young Fans Are Being Denied Great October Baseball

Last night the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants played an incredible baseball game. There were big hits, huge strikeouts and some of the most heads-up baseball I’ve seen in a long time (see Matt Duffy running the bases). A few minutes before midnight, after the Giants tied the game in the 9th inning, […]

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Bing Devine Brought the Mets A Championship and “The Franchise”

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Bing Devine Brought the Mets A Championship and “The Franchise”

As we continue to wait out the Sandy Alderson era for a return to former Mets glory, here’s a little something about another Mets GM who helped engineer the first championship in franchise history in 1969. I’m talking, of course, about the great Bing Devine. Devine’s tenure as General Manager of the Mets spanned the years […]

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Could Mets Ultimately Fill An Outfield Spot Internally?

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Could Mets Ultimately Fill An Outfield Spot Internally?

Let’s pretend for a moment that Sandy Alderson makes no effort to improve the Mets left field situation in the offseason. For arguments sake, we’ll say that he addresses the need at shortstop but a combination of high prices and long years got the better of the outfield candidates. Heading into 2015, can we expect […]

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Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a […]

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Orioles Working Hard To Extend Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on October 9, 2014 0 Comments
Orioles Working Hard To Extend Nelson Cruz

Ken Rosenthal of FOX is reporting that the Orioles are “pushing to complete deal with Cruz..” After locking up J.J. Hardy this morning, it looks like Baltimore is trying to make sure the core of that team stays together after 2014. Following his PED suspension, Cruz signed a one-year make good deal with the Orioles. […]

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Octavio Dotel Retires After 15 Seasons

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
Octavio Dotel Retires After 15 Seasons

If you mention the year 1999 to a Mets fan, one-of-two things comes to mind. Either you see Robin Ventura’s grand-slam-single that ended game five of the National League Championship Series or you see Kenny Rogers walking in the winning run that sealed that series for the Braves. Game five will always be Ventura’s game […]

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Why Haven’t Mets Pitchers Hit In 2014?

An article by posted on September 26, 2014 0 Comments
Why Haven’t Mets Pitchers Hit In 2014?

Pitchers getting hits in baseball is like a trick play in the NFL. It works a very small percentage of the time but when it does, it can impact the game in a big way. You never expect the pitcher to get a hit but you appreciate it every once in a while. The Mets […]

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Can We Really Trust Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on September 17, 2014 0 Comments
Can We Really Trust Lucas Duda?

On August 1st, Lucas Duda was batting .263. He had driven in 61 runs and had 20 home runs under his belt. Since that date, his numbers have slipped drastically. This morning he wakes up to a .248 batting average and has added 7 more home runs. The numbers tell the story of an emerging […]

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Wright Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award

An article by posted on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award

The New York Mets, Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced that David Wright was named the club’s 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Wright is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player […]

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MLB Should Do What NFL Failed To With Ray Rice

An article by posted on September 14, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Should Do What NFL Failed To With Ray Rice

Let’s clear something up right off the bat. Hitting a woman and firing someone, even if it was in a discriminatory manner, are not on equal playing fields. That being said, we’ve watched as the NFL has squirmed and wiggled around the incident surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. They have gotten it […]

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