Tag: Robin Ventura

Bobby V: No Way Commissioner Or Anyone Else Was Keeping Us From Wearing Those Hats

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Bobby V: No Way Commissioner Or Anyone Else Was Keeping Us From Wearing Those Hats

Bobby Valentine was a guest on WFAN this afternoon and reflected on the events of 9/11 and what led to the team taking the field while wearing the first responder hats. “It was really emotional, you know, and it was filled with symbolic gestures,” Valentine said. “It started in Pittsburgh, when Robin Ventura and Jay […]

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Having Cash vs Spending Cash: There Is A Difference You Know…

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Having Cash vs Spending Cash: There Is A Difference You Know…

The top of the food chain on the New York Mets have been out in full force the past 4-5 days with one clear and concise message, “We have plenty of money to spend, and we’re gonna spend it… maybe.” In a series of four separate broadcast interviews and two print interviews, Fred and Jeff […]

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Collins Named Coach For Upcoming All-Star Game

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Named Coach For Upcoming All-Star Game

Current Mets manager Terry Collins has been named as National League coach alongside former Mets skipper Davey Johnson for the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field. The two were designated by Bruce Bochy on Thursday, the current skipper for the San Francisco Giants, who will manage the National League at this years Midsummer Classic. The […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Joe McEwing Takes On The Big Unit

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Joe McEwing Takes On The Big Unit

JOE (DAVID) McEWING VS. RANDY (GOLIATH) JOHNSON Deserved or not, certain players earn a reputation for “owning” certain opponents. Long in the tooth Met fans (like myself) will recall how Tom Seaver was able to dominate many of his era’s greatest hitters but would look like he was throwing batting practice to an otherwise unremarkable […]

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Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

It must have been fate that I happened to be in my car at 1:00 pm yesterday. After listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, I see the other side to this Valdespin issue – in fact it goes beyond Valdespin. I only was in the car long enough to hear his opening monologue, but you know […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: Mets Served Up Some Bad Home Cooking Edition

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: Mets Served Up Some Bad Home Cooking Edition

Usually, it isn’t until after the All Star break, when we need to combine series to come up with 3 Ups and 3 Downs. This week was an exception with the Mets winning 2 out of 6 games against the Chicago White Sox & the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unless the Met offense wakes up real soon, […]

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Andrew Brown – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes The Mets went 2-3 on their recent road trip. The club begins a six-game homestand […]

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In that clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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The Grand Slam Single: Robin Ventura Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Grand Slam Single: Robin Ventura Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

The Chicago Tribune discussed Tuesday’s homecoming of sorts for Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura and his coach Joe McEwing. Both were teammates for two seasons with the Mets including the 2000 team that won the National League, but lost to Yankees in the World Series. “It was a great time,” said Ventura, who played for […]

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Errors? What Errors? Mets Go Down Hard and Ugly In 9-4 Loss To Braves

An article by posted on May 5, 2013 0 Comments
Errors? What Errors? Mets Go Down Hard and Ugly In 9-4 Loss To Braves

This game had a definite carnival atmosphere feel to it as the Atlanta Braves beat the Mets by the score of 9-4 to split the rain-shortened two-game series at Turner Field. What a comedy of errors for the Mets even though the box score would suggest a clean game. I hate sad stories and bad endings […]

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