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Mookie On Valdespin: Give The Kid A Chance, He’s A Very Spirited Kid…

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mookie On Valdespin: Give The Kid A Chance, He’s A Very Spirited Kid…

The most famous No. 1 in Mets’ history has some advice when it comes to the man who is quickly becoming the most infamous No. 1 on the Mets. “Give the kid a chance,” Mookie Wilson said Friday when discussing Jordany Valdespin. “He is a very spirited kid, very young and has a lot to learn, no question about […]

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Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

There are many adjectives that are used in conjunction with the 86 Mets. Confidence. Arrogance. Swagger. Obnoxious. But they were good, damn good. And they knew it. That’s a far cry from the 2013 Mets. However, it’s not just wins that count. It’s playing as a cohesive unit. It’s playing as, no pun intended, a TEAM. […]

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MLB Revenue Trends vs Payroll, and How the Mets Fit In

An article by posted on May 14, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Revenue Trends vs Payroll, and How the Mets Fit In

There’s been a lot of debate over MLB’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement involving whether or not it is more beneficial to small markets or bigger markets. One of the focal points of this debate has centered on the amateur draft and the fact that set limits have been imposed on organizations who were willing to […]

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In that clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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The Grand Slam Single: Robin Ventura Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Grand Slam Single: Robin Ventura Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

The Chicago Tribune discussed Tuesday’s homecoming of sorts for Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura and his coach Joe McEwing. Both were teammates for two seasons with the Mets including the 2000 team that won the National League, but lost to Yankees in the World Series. “It was a great time,” said Ventura, who played for […]

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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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Get Ready For All the Chills and Thrills of the Mets vs Twins Series

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
Get Ready For All the Chills and Thrills of the Mets vs Twins Series

Of all the tweets in all the world of Twitter, the one with Target Field blanketed in snow is the most telling. There is five inches of snow with more forecast in Minneapolis where the Mets play tonight. The high for the series is forecast at a blustery 43 degrees. It will be colder with […]

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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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Is Scott Boras Slipping?

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Is Scott Boras Slipping?

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus cashed in a big way by agreeing to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension. The deal hasn’t been finalized, but should be made official on Thursday. There is a clause that would allow Andrus to opt out after the fourth year if he chooses, but since the extension doesn’t kick […]

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Featured Post: What Has MLB Done To Opening Day?

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: What Has MLB Done To Opening Day?

There have been many changes and lost traditions in baseball over the years. One particularly missed is the spectacle that used to be Opening Day. The season always started on a Tuesday in Cincinnati and Washington; the home of the sport’s oldest franchise and in the nation’s capital for the national past time. This year, […]

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