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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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Executive VP Dave Howard Leaves Mets to Become President of MSG Sports

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Executive VP Dave Howard Leaves Mets to Become President of MSG Sports

The following is from a press release from Madison Square Garden Company: Hank Ratner, president and chief executive officer of The Madison Square Garden Company, today announced that distinguished sports executive, Dave Howard, has joined the company as president, MSG Sports, effective April 9. In this role, Mr. Howard will be responsible for running the […]

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USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

As far back as I could remember, there was something my father always used to say to me whenever I became too obsessed with things whether it was spending too much money on baseball cards, eating too much on Thanksgiving, watching too much television, or just hanging out too much with my friends. “Everything in […]

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Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

On Sunday, Murray Chass published his thoughts on minorities in baseball with a splash of recent statistics, claiming the numbers would “disappoint, if not disgust” the late Jackie Robinson. The baseball columnist pointed out: Since the Philadelphia Phillies named Ruben Amaro Jr. general manager Nov. 3, 2008, teams have hired 14 general managers. All have been white. Of […]

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A Little Mets In The Tropics

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
A Little Mets In The Tropics

I spent last week on Lanai, a beautiful and remote Hawaiian Island. Sports, for the most part, was far from my mind. To say that is a rarity for me, is a major understatement. Still weeks from Opening Day, I considered it an opportunity to relax before the frenzy of another baseball season began. Wearing […]

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Featured Post: Doomsday Prep for Mets Fans

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Doomsday Prep for Mets Fans

I’m so very tired of all the complaining and whining about how bad the Mets are. The Mets aren’t really that bad and unless some crazy stupid series of unfortunate events take hold, things should get better. There are far more hideous things in the world than the state of the 2013 Met roster. For […]

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ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

Fred and Jeff Wilpon made ESPN’s list of the 10 most loathed New York sports figures of 2012.  You can click here to view the list, and here to rank them yourself. Here are the latest rankings which has Alex Rodriguez leading in points and Fred and Jeff Wilpon leading in most first place votes. I don’t know how ESPN […]

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