Tag: Ron Darling

July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything […]

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Darling Regrets Not Reading True New Yorkers Letter

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Darling Regrets Not Reading True New Yorkers Letter

In a harsh rebuke of the front office, New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro points out how the Mets vowed in the spring of 2013 that this was going to be the year they blew the dust off their wallets and jumped back into the game, act like they own a team based in New […]

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Open Letter From Mets: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Open Letter From Mets: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

By now, most of you should have received the email from the Mets, encouraging you to prove that you are “real” fans and to sign a pledge of support. The letter, which was signed and sent by Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, Cleon Jones, Ed Charles, Jerry Koosman, and Doc Gooden, read as follows: To True New […]

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Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

Awful Announcing ranked all 30 major league baseball broadcasting teams and the San Francisco Giants took the top spot.   1) San Francisco Giants – 3.46 -Duane Kuiper (play by play) -Jon Miller (play by play) -Dave Flemming (play by play) -Mike Krukow (analyst) Most popular grade: A (74% of voters) Vin Scully and the Los […]

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Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

Who is Josh Lewin and why is his name suffocating my Twitter timeline? Of course I’m kidding, I know that Josh Lewin is that legendary Mets announcer who has entertained the Flushing faithful for decades with that warm and folksy voice that makes one seriously consider turning off the TV and opt for the radio […]

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Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

On MLB Network’s MLB Tonight, Al Leiter and Ron Darling were discussing the free agents still available on the market, and which teams still had some glaring holes to fill. Included in the conversation was, of course, the New York Mets. The Mets came up in two conversations—first in the discussion regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates, […]

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The 10 Best Mets Pitching Staffs Since 1980

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
The 10 Best Mets Pitching Staffs Since 1980

You have to score runs in order to win games, but you also need to pitch. Which Mets teams since 1980 have been the best at run prevention? Let’s take a look-see, shall we? Runs Allowed Per Game 1988   532 runs   3.32 1985   568 runs   3.51 1986   578 runs   […]

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Best News Of The Night, Ron Darling Signs New Deal With SNY

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Best News Of The Night, Ron Darling Signs New Deal With SNY

I watched the season premiere of Mets Hot Stove on SNY which was kind of a bore-fest of full of week old rumors that have been beaten to death already here on MMO or on Mets Twitter. There was one item of note and that was the announcement that Ron Darling had agreed to a multiyear […]

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Ron Darling To Join MLB Network As Hot Stove Analyst

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Ron Darling To Join MLB Network As Hot Stove Analyst

On Thursday, the MLB Network announced that they’ve hired Ron Darling as an analyst for the 2013-2014 Hot Stove Season. Darling, fresh off his stint as a postseason analyst for TBS, has become a very hot commodity in the broadcast world. His savvy insights and keen intellect serve him well as an analyst and he always […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting […]

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