Tag: Willie Randolph

Reflections on Willie Randolph

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
Reflections on Willie Randolph

At 3:28 AM on June 17, 2008 I got a call from one of my writers. My first instinct was to hang up on him. “Joe, get up, Willie Randolph just got fired!” I still remember how those words made me jump out of bed, rush to my desktop, and 20 minutes later I posted […]

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Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

Twenty men have sat in the Met managerial hot seat. Some have served as momentary stopgaps, Mike Cubbage for only seven games. None survived long enough to rival the longest surviving managers of the modern game, guys like Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa. In fact, none wore the Met orange and blue for more than […]

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David Wright: Curtis Instantly Makes Us A Better Team

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright: Curtis Instantly Makes Us A Better Team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Where Curtis Granderson will fit in with the New York Mets outfield is still to be determined, David Wright has no doubt he does fit with his team. Granderson is penciled in to hit fourth behind Wright, giving him the protection he hasn’t had since Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado were here. Manager Terry Collins doesn’t know which of the […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

An article by posted on September 22, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

Infamy: The state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. I have seen a lot of Mets baseball in my 41 years on this planet. I have seen the Mets win one World Series while losing in their other two appearances to the A’s and Yankees. I’ve also seen them appear in a handful […]

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Fortuitous Fred, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Shake Shack At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
Fortuitous Fred, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Shake Shack At Citi Field

An MMO Fan Shot by Costa Michalakis Tuesday night’s game at Citi Field marked the first time the New York Mets organization has hosted the Midsummer Classic in nearly 50 years.  The last one was at Shea in it’s inaugural season of 1964. While this year’s game couldn’t match the on-field drama of that contest which […]

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MMO Exclusive: Willie Randolph Likes What He Sees With Mets

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Willie Randolph Likes What He Sees With Mets

The guys over at IMG and Subway were kind enough to allow me to attend a Media Event through MetsMerized, where I got to meet Jared (“The Subway Guy”) and our former manager, Willie Randolph. Right off the bat, I took one look at Randolph and realized that he doesn’t seem to have aged at […]

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Is Collins The Blame For Team’s Poor Performance, Or Is He Just The Patsy?

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Is Collins The Blame For Team’s Poor Performance, Or Is He Just The Patsy?

While all the talk lately has been about whether or not it’s time to end the Terry Collins era as manager of the Mets, how much of the blame for the team’s poor performance should be equally shared with the architect and general manager, Sandy Alderson? Joel Sherman of the New York Post, pops the […]

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The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2013 0 Comments
The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

As of now, Terry Collins’ job is safe and deservedly so. Based on getting the most out of what he has been given and basic fairness, there’s nothing justifying Collins’ job being in question. However, fairness is irrelevant in sports. A manager’s job security always becomes an issue when he has lame duck contractual status and his […]

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Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

The street I live on is a fairly quiet residential one lane road. Three miles to the south it meanders up into the foothills that look down on the valley. It gives way to an expansive residence, the proverbial mansion on the hill. At night, the home is illuminated in a sea of blackness. There’s […]

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How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en […]

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