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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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Breaking Down the 2013 Mets Schedule

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Breaking Down the 2013 Mets Schedule

The Mets will play 162 games this season, just like every other team in baseball. However, unlike in other leagues, their schedule is unique. Major League Baseball does not have a balanced schedule, so each team’s schedule is a bit harder or a bit easier than others. Now that we are just about a week […]

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Featured Post: Alderson’s Plan is Growing the Mets Fresh from the Vine

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Alderson’s Plan is Growing the Mets Fresh from the Vine

If you have a problem with Sandy Alderson, you have a problem with Major League Baseball. The Mets, as of 2010, have been essentially an MLB operation under virtual MLB oversight with Sandy Alderson a de facto appointee. His job, presiding over this financial and organizational overhaul, has one purpose — to facilitate profitability. That […]

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My Own Tribute To A Little Bit Of History in 2013

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
My Own Tribute To A Little Bit Of History in 2013

This year, I plan on witnessing my own little slice of history during the season. I don’t know exactly when it will occur and to be honest, I can’t guarantee it will occur, but I’m going to try my hardest to see it. This season, I plan on going to Yankee Stadium and watching Mariano […]

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