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Mets’ COO Jeff Wilpon’s Huge Blunder

An article by posted on May 31, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ COO Jeff Wilpon’s Huge Blunder

With Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all time, set to retire at the end of the season, teams across the MLB are honoring him in some fashion before games. This is true of the Mets, who honored him prior to Tuesday’s game against the Yanks. He would throw out the first pitch of the […]

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Angel Cuan Named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week

An article by posted on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
Angel Cuan Named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week

Angel Cuan will be celebrating his 24th birthday today, and he has an early birthday present to enjoy. The St. Lucie southpaw has been awarded the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week honors following a dominant performance against Bradenton. Following his first seven-inning performance of the season on May 18th (also against Bradenton), Cuan […]

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Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

Mets historians will recall how former GM Frank Cashen declared, ““those who contribute the least spray the most champagne” after being doused by reliever Randy Niemann during the 1986 NLCS championship celebration. I think it’s time to take that mantra when it comes to Jordany Valdespin, except those that contribute the least shouldn’t be made the story. […]

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The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

Matt Harvey has been compared to some of the biggest names of the game both past and present. Whether it’s because of his lethal arsenal, his no-nonsense demeanor on the mound, or just his determination to keep getting better. In 14 starts he is breaking down long-standing records with such ease. While expectations and pressure like […]

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42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

If you paid $10 to see 42, and you expected to see the story of anyone other than Jackie Robinson, one of two things likely happened: You went to the right movie, but for the wrong reason You missed a great movie … and that’s a shame Maybe, both. Coincidentally, sports media reporter Ed Sherman […]

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Right On Cue: NY Post Suggests D’Arnaud Is Injury Prone

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Right On Cue: NY Post Suggests D’Arnaud Is Injury Prone

Updated on 4/18 by Joe D. And right on cue, in his column for the New York Post, Joel Sherman says that injuries to D’Arnaud’s back, knee and now foot could suggest that he is “injury-prone.” Let us also remember the ticking clock does not stop. D’Arnaud is no baby,” Sherman writes. “He is 24 — […]

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Met Fan Schadenfrude (shahd-n-froi-duh)

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Met Fan Schadenfrude (shahd-n-froi-duh)

SCHADENFREUDE (shahd-n-froi-duh) def. Satisfaction or pleasure felt at another’s misfortune. From German SCHADEN “damage” and FREUDE “joy” There is a type of this psychological phenomenon specific to fans of the New York Metropolitan baseball club that many of us are familiar with and that the more forthcoming (and possibly emotionally healthy) of us will admit […]

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Baseball Helps to Heal the Pain

An article by posted on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball Helps to Heal the Pain

As we try and get our minds back to the normal activities, it is hard to not think about these tragedies and how so many people are affected.  You kind of feel selfish to think that you are one of the lucky ones that are not affected by this event.  But being a father of […]

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Priorities Realigned As Terrorism Takes Aim At The Sports World

An article by posted on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Priorities Realigned As Terrorism Takes Aim At The Sports World

The world awakens this morning seeking to right itself after a pair of explosions rocked Boston yesterday afternoon.  Lost are three souls, with no fewer than another one hundred and thirty-two injured.  Also lost in the day’s events, a nation’s sense of security when it comes to sporting events. Long thought to be a potential […]

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The 2013 Mets and Yankees Are Two Ships Passing In The Night

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Mets and Yankees Are Two Ships Passing In The Night

I’ve been reading many pieces in the national and local press suggesting that 2013 stands to be an especially fallow year for the New York baseball fan. The reasoning behind this assertion is based almost entirely on two assumptions: 1. The Mets will continue to tread the path of mediocrity with little or no hope […]

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