Thursday, April 28, 2016


HEY LOOK!! It's me at the ballpark.  Yes, I got to my first game of the year at Citi Field and it was a doozy.  Cespedes with a dramatic pinch hit ,three run homer.  Had a great time,I'll talk about it as well as bring you up to date on all the Mets News, minor league recap and more,so pull up a chair.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

It's Just A Game


We learned today that the Mets placed pitcher Jacob deGrom on Major League Baseball's bereavement/medical emergency list Saturday due to complications regarding his newborn baby. DeGrom is currently in his hometown of DeLand, Fla., with his wife, Stacey, and son Jaxon.

"It's a real-life situation," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Certainly we take the game of baseball very seriously, but this changes a lot of things. [deGrom is] such a good guy. Stacey, she's outstanding. You just sit here the last few days -- and those guys in there can all tell you, they do the best to stay in touch with him. We're all praying and pulling for him. Unfortunately, it's part of life, and we've got to take care of business."

Sometimes we fans, forget that these players we watch and root for are human beings.  With all the big money in the game , we forget that they have the same problems, worries and have to deal with the details of life as we do. It is situations like this one with Jacob deGrom and his new born that brings that message home.  We should all try and remember that the players are just human.  My prayers and thoughts are with the deGrom family tonight.


I cannot help but wonder if all the hype about Matt Harvey was untrue.  Today he looked like Mike Pelfrey, four good innings and then the wheels came off the wagon.  I hope he finds it, I would hate to think that he has become a four inning pitcher.  Maybe he should look harder for his slider, rather then thinking about a big contract.


I recommend four terrific books to fill your time when the Mets are not playing. They are:
Amazin’ Again - by Greg Prince - Great recap of the 2015 season
Kings of Queens - by Erik Sherman -  Life Beyond Baseball With The ’86 Mets
Down On The Korner: Ralph Kiner and Kiner’s Korner - by Howie Karin and Mark Rosenman*
Welcome to The Show - by Frank Nappi - Third in the Mickey Tussler series.  Read the book , read the series, they are all terrific.

All are available at Amazon and other fine booksellers.
*Preorder at Amazon or order now at and save!

Thursday, April 14, 2016


This week on the podcast I'm joined by the authors of a great new book  "Down On The Korner : Ralph Kiner and Kiner's Korner",  Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin. We'll discuss all about the book and some history of the Mets.  Join us for this week's edition of the podcast.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016


Mets start season with a problem they had last season,  lack of offense.  So far this young 2016 season the Mets top of the order has struggled.  The middle with Conforto, Walker have been doing most of the damage .  Granted, the weather has not been conducive to hitting,and it is still very early, still, with the Mets history of offensive woes it is something to keep in mind.

From Mets - Lefthanded reliever Josh Edgin began his rehab stint with Class A St. Lucie Sunday, throwing 27 pitches in 2/3 of an inning.
Edgin, who started, allowed a walk, single and sac fly.  Edgin, who had Tommy John surgery in March 2015, is aiming to return to the Mets around May 1. He was placed on the disabled list at the start of the season.

How about those Columbia Fireflies !  The first victory in Fireflies franchise history goes down as a combined no hitter.  Thomas McIlraith, Alex Palsha and Johnny Magliozzi  were the three pitchers that  no-hit the Charleston RiverDogs . With the help of catcher Jose Garcia, the trio struck out 13 batters and led Columbia to a 9-0 win. 

Jacob deGrom will miss his next start due to a sore lat muscle.  This injury forced him out of his first start in the home opener Friday.  Logan Verrett gets the start.

Went to a book launch for my friend Frank Nappi on Friday evening.  Frank's new book Welcome To The Show,  is the third novel in his Mickey Tussler series which is about an autistic young man who becomes a pitching phenom and the trials and tribulations of life around him and the people he encounters. All three novels are available at Amazon , Barnes and Noble and other fine book stores.  I highly recommend the entire series.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Co- hosts abound.  My MLBThisWeek co-host Rich Baxter of Phillies Talk is here to talk Mets vs Phillies, and my former co-host Barry joins the party to grill Mr. Baxter,  should be interesting.  


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