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Making The Right Call At Second Base

An article by posted on May 23, 2012 0 Comments
Making The Right Call At Second Base

A parent recently told me an inspiring story of sportsmanship, from a Flagler Police Athletic League playoff game. It was the bottom of the fourth inning, in the 10-and-under minors division semifinals Wednesday night, at the Flagler County Fairgrounds. The game between the Tigers (coached by Rick Torres) and the Royals (coached by Jay Pigninelli) […]

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MMO Flashback: Remembering Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic!

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Remembering Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic!

On this day in Mets history, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver tossed his 19-strikeout gem against the San Diego Padres and set the major league record with 10 straight strikeouts to end the game. It happened on April 22, 1970 and our own Stephen Hanks was there. Here is an article he wrote two years ago […]

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The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

I remember when the whole Madoff fiasco started to carpet-bomb its way into the mainstream sports media. Well before it all started to make headlines and evolve into the sports blogs fodder du-jour, mercilessly mocking the team, its owners and even fans, I had a conversation with an old family friend with ties to the […]

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What Is A Hero?

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
What Is A Hero?

  We use the words hero and great in sports to the point where they become cliche and lose their meaning and impact. Gary Carter was a baseball player, who made a good living playing a game most of us played as kids and only dreamed of having the fraction of talent he possessed. We […]

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A Giant(s) Lesson To Be Learned

An article by posted on February 11, 2012 0 Comments

I’ve been kicking this post around in my head for a few days now, but in light of Joe D’s post regarding the lack of journalistic integrity, I think it’s time to write it. First and foremost, congratulations to the New York Giants on their Super Bowl victory. I’ve been a Met fan for 40 […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 20th, 1947: Negro League standout Josh Gibson, sometimes referred to as the ‘black Babe Ruth’, dies of a stroke at the of 35. The future Hall of Fame catcher will put to rest in an unmarked grave in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, one of the best players to ever put spikes on died […]

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Baseball History 101

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball History 101

For Christmas, I received a great gift from my mother; it was a small book title Fun Facts for Baseball Fans, compiled by Paul Kent. It is a great read because it doesn’t take you all that long to get through, and you learn so much about the game in such a short period of […]

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MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

I still remember the day Jose Reyes began his Mets career. June 10, 2003. It was my 20th birthday. Reyes was 19, one day shy of turning 20 himself. He was the first major leaguer I ever saw who was born after me. This would become part of his lure to me and my younger […]

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Alderson: We Want To Have Franchise Players

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson: We Want To Have Franchise Players

Sandy Alderson, J.P. Ricciardi, John Ricco and Paul DePodesta were all on hand to host a Hot Stove Talk with Season Ticket holders on Wednesday at Citi Field. The Mets tweeted many of the responses which I thought was very cool of them and a few of them shed some light on a lot of […]

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From Left Field: Expansion Of Instant Replay Imminent?

An article by posted on October 27, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is finally giving in, albeit slightly. For years, the thought of instant replay in baseball remained just a thought, as Selig and his cronies stressed “human error” as part of the game. Umpires had been making good and bad calls since the game’s inception, so why did the […]

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