Mets Thoughts

A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

October 13, 2014 John Strubel

Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael […]


July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

July 3, 2014 John Strubel

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, […]

Mets Thoughts

Bowties and Rings

June 30, 2014 John Strubel

Frank Cashen, who served as Mets general manager from 1980 through 1991, died today at age 88. Cashen was regarded by many as the architect of the last Mets World […]

Mets Thoughts

Alderson Outsmarts NY Media

May 13, 2014 John Strubel

Sandy Alderson’s disappearing act on Sunday was brilliant. The New York Mets made a miraculous comeback to avoid being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, capped off […]

Mets Thoughts

Ruben Tejada: Stage Fright?

March 13, 2014 John Strubel

During a commercial break on my sports talk show a well-known New York sportswriter said to me, you know what’s wrong with Roberto Alomar? He has stage fright. It […]

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Life Under the Big Top

December 10, 2013 John Strubel

The Houston Astrodome is coming down as we speak. The following is just one of the memorable games the New York Mets played at historic dome. The original […]