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Jerry Grote: The Man Behind The Mask

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
Jerry Grote: The Man Behind The Mask

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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Mejia Wanted To Finish Utley Off, Collins Called Intentional Walk

An article by posted on August 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Wanted To Finish Utley Off, Collins Called Intentional Walk

Losing in walk off fashion is always a punch to the gut. What made yesterdays loss feel so much worse were the questionable calls made in the later innings of the game. Those calls came from both the umpires and Terry Collins. During the ninth inning there were two calls that went against the Mets. […]

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It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

While it had no bearing on the results of Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Braves, one of the most controversial points in the game came in the bottom of the ninth when an out call at second base was overturned, giving the Mets runners on first and second with nobody out. Eric Campbell was […]

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Beat Writer Apologizes For Mocking Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Beat Writer Apologizes For Mocking Bartolo Colon

April 29 New York Post beat writer Mike Puma, whose comments about Bartolo Colon caused Mets players to boycott his presence in the clubhouse, apologized today via Twitter. “No intent to offend with Colon comment last week, was meant to be a joke. For the record, I keep hot fudge on my neck for long […]

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All 30 MLB Clubs Unanimously Approve Instant Replay

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
All 30 MLB Clubs Unanimously Approve Instant Replay

2:45 PM Update: All 30 MLB clubs have just unanimously approved expansion of instant replay, which will be in effect for the 2014 season and postseason. Clubs can now show all replays on scoreboard in stadiums.Teams should know if they’ll win challenge before doing so. Can look at video. Anthony Rieber of Newsday is at the […]

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MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

On Thursday, MLB owners unanimously voted on funding that would expand instant replay in baseball. There are still plenty of details that need to be worked out before the final votes by the owners are cast, but pending player’s union approval, it looks like this is going to be a go. This is something that […]

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Managers May Be Able To Challenge Umpire’s Calls Beginning In 2014

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Managers May Be Able To Challenge Umpire’s Calls Beginning In 2014

The Associated Press reports that baseball as we know it could be changing forever beginning next season. Major League Baseball is expanding its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had. Commissioner Bud Selig calls it a historic moment for the game in a press conference in Cooperstown after two days […]

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Avenging Angel: Will Botched Call Pave Way For Centralized Review?

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Avenging Angel: Will Botched Call Pave Way For Centralized Review?

Susan Slusser of the SF Gate reported this morning on a botched call that resulted in Bob Melvin of the Oakland A’s being tossed kicking and screaming from a game against Cleveland last night for arguing after a home run review didn’t go his way. With two outs in the ninth, Adam Rosales hit a […]

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Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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Boyd’s 4 RBI Day Leads Savannah To A 6-4 Victory

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Boyd’s 4 RBI Day Leads Savannah To A 6-4 Victory

  Savannah 6, Lakewood 4 Jayce Boyd had a great offensive night and the Sand Gnats received a questionable call from the umpires down in Lakewood en route to a 6-4 victory on Saturday night. It was Rainy Lara who got the start for Savannah in this one, and he was shaky at best, allowing […]

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