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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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Not Even Irene Can Blow Away My Great Mets Memories

An article by posted on August 27, 2011 0 Comments

With hurricane Irene bearing down on the New York area, the Mets have postponed the next two games of the Braves series, leaving us without baseball for a few days. It’s gotten me to thinking about the “old” days, and old times. Most of you will probably remember the things I’ll be mentioning below (and […]

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Beltran Trade Rumors: Sports Journalism Or Word Vomit?

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Trade Rumors: Sports Journalism Or Word Vomit?

The reporting on the Carlos Beltran trade front is now so full of mindless ramblings that it has become too difficult to separate the fact from the fiction. It has deteriorated into a non-stop barrage of endless speculation, passed off as facts, from about a dozen different sports journalists all caught up in a manic, never-ending game of […]

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MMO Exclusive: My Interview With Ken Davidoff Of Newsday

An article by posted on July 7, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: My Interview With Ken Davidoff Of Newsday

Yesterday, Newsday’s national baseball writer Ken Davidoff was kind enough to do an email interview with me regarding several Mets topics as well as general MLB. Here are the highlights from our discussion: -You have written for high school sports, collegiate sports, the Mets and Yankees. What would you say has been your favorite topic to write […]

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Chin-lung “Boo”

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

The great thing in sports about having a first or last name that has two “o’s” next to each other or a “u” is that fans love cheering the name, even though it sounds like the player is getting booed. Carlos Boozer of the Chicago Bulls, Mets first base coach Mookie Wilson, Mets farmhand Lucas […]

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Exclusive Interview with MetsBlog’s Michael Baron

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

I’m pleased to present a Q&A I recently conducted with Michael Baron of MetsBlog. Like a lot of us, Michael is a very passionate Mets fan who eats, drinks, and sleeps Mets.  As we all know, he does an amazing job covering the Mets on a variety of levels, whether its through his contributions on MetsBlog, his spectacular photography, or through his in-game […]

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Thole May Soon Be Riding the Pine

An article by posted on May 4, 2011 0 Comments

After last night’s 7-6 loss to the Giants, manager Terry Collins was asked if Josh Thole’s recent poor defensive performance can land the young catcher into a reserve catcher role. “That’s a possibility. And not just that, but to also maybe let Josh have a chance to clear his head a little bit.” Thole disagreed […]

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Is It Time For Fernando Martinez To Make A Splash?

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

As a Mets fan, the name Fernando Martinez has always perked my ears when I would hear or read his name. It seems like F-Mart has been around for a long time, though he’s just 22 years old. (His birthday is only two months after mine, and he turns 23 on Oct. 10 this year.) […]

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