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Hope Shines For Shannon Meet and Greet

A friendly reminder that the fundraiser for Mets Media Relations Director, Shannon Forde, is coming up on November 1st.  There will be a dinner and a meet and greet with some beloved Mets players, past and present.  Here are some new details.  Click on the links for more information, and help out any way you […]

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Former Mets in the Postseason

The Mets can’t make it to the postseason, but at least some former Mets are able to get in.

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Thoughts and Hopes for Shannon

If you’ve been reading MetsToday for the past week, you know my dog went through a rough stretch — and is still recovering. I was beyond thrilled on Monday when she came home, but the happiness dampened the next day by terrible news: Shannon Forde was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized […]

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A Dad Strikes Out

NOTE: This is a guest post by Michael Levin. It has nothing to do with the Mets, unless you are a father or grandfather with similarly nostalgic and bittersweet feelings. Enjoy. I took my twin ten-year-old sons to a couple of Angels games this week, and I was shocked—shocked!—to discover just how little they knew […]

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Uh-Oh, Jeff is Speaking Again

Before getting to the main topic, congratulations to Johan Santana. Before the season started, I expected this Mets team to be a laughingstock and on the wrong end of at least 90, if not 95 games. Instead of bumbling through another miserable season, the Mets are perhaps serving notice that 2012 is the season they […]

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Thank You, Jerry Coleman

Beyond being a day off of work, Memorial Day honors the men and women who died in battle to preserve the freedom of the United States. One man who escaped death despite fighting for our country in both World War II and the Korean War was former Yankee infielder and current San Diego Padres broadcaster […]

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What Do the Mets Do On the Team Bus?

Not this, I bet … That’s the Harvard baseball team, whose team bus is a little smaller than the Mets’ ride, but perhaps more full of creativity. Phil Linz likely would find a friendly seat among them. These traveling young men turned this silly video into a fund raiser for brain tumor patients. Well done. […]

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Video: Small Sample Size Song

I apologize if this song is stuck in your head all weekend.  It’s already stuck in mine.  Anybody remember Bo Hart?

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How The A’s Won Before Billy Beane

If didn’t see Saturday Night Live this past weekend, no worries, as you didn’t miss anything, it was dreadful — one of the worst SNL episodes ever. But, there was one funny segment, which was a parody of the TV commercials currently running for the movie Moneyball: Some might argue that this commercial parody is […]

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Transcript to the Unaired SNY Mets Weekly Segment: “Regrets”

NOTE: this is a work of FICTION by Corey Gorey. His “Page Two Tuesday” was moved back to Thursday due to inclement weather. After a lengthy debate during a recent production meeting at SNY, a segment recorded and edited for the Mets Weekly program was deemed objectionable by executives and subsequently shelved by the network. […]

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Wild Card Wednesday: Who are You Rooting For?

As a Mets fan, yesterday was … hmm … bittersweet? Sweet in that Jose Reyes won the batting title, and, though not “sweet”, it was somewhat relieving that this morbid season is over and we as fans can think about a fresh start in 2012. Bitter, of course, because there is no more baseball until […]

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Nationals Clinch Third Place

It’s not as dramatic as clinching first place or a playoff spot, but in the world of the Mets fan, where meaningless games in September are our entertainment, little things like the once-lowly Nationals finish ahead of our favorites from Flushing are important to us. And it’s official: by rallying in the late innings for […]

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One Reason Not to Root for Jose Reyes in Batting Title Race

Let’s get one thing crystal-clear: Jose Reyes is one of my favorite MLB players. There are few other current MLBers who I would prefer to watch if given the choice. That said, I’m thrilled he has a chance to become the first-ever New York Met to win a National League batting title — he’s currently […]

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Welcome Back Wally Backman

It seems like a minor thing — and I’ve yet to read anything, anywhere previewing the occurrence — but tonight, Wally Backman suits up for a Major League game for the first time since May 14, 1993. Sure, he’s been around during spring training, but that doesn’t count. The last time Wally was in uniform […]

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Carlos Beltran Still Leading the Mets

In the “Where They Were Now” department, I’d like to point out that Carlos Beltran — the switch-hitting outfielder who was traded away to San Francisco nearly two months ago — is still leading the Mets in doubles, walks, homeruns, RBI, on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS. Discuss …

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