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Collins Learning About Mets Culture the Hard Way

Friday, September 16th, 2011

“Perception is reality in our game and the perception I have right now is we’ve folded it up,” Terry Collins said after yesterday’s 10-1 loss to Washington. This is an old story that we have heard around here for three years. With the insertion of a new front office, manager, and coaching staff the hope […]

Sausage Fest , Bullpen Management, Entrance Music, Radio Gossip

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The guys at Nomaas call the Yankees three game sweep of the Brewers a “sausage fest.” *** By the way… using the Pythagorean Won/Loss formula, which uses runs scored vs. runs allowed to calculate a team’s record, the Yankees are the best in baseball at 50-28. Going into yesterday’s game they were averaging 6.11 runs and 9.61 […]

Former Mets Reliever Called WFAN to Defend Skipper

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Duaner Sanchez, the reliever best known for nearly derailing the 2006 Mets due to a taxi cab accident, is back in New York pitching for the Long Island Ducks. I had a chance to catch up with Sanchez this week before the Ducks took on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bethpage Bank Park in […]

Baseball “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I might be dating myself, but as a kid there used to be this series of books called “Choose Your Own Adventure.” For those in the audience unaware, you basically were given choices throughout the book. Depending on what you chose, the story would end a different way. Obviously, some endings were better than others. […]

Did Jerry Manuel Ruin David Wright’s Swing?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Last night, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post talked baseball with me on my radio show. He’s been spending the last couple of days in Port St. Lucie, and had a chance to catch up with David Wright. As discussed earlier in the week, Wright gave the team a “put up or shut up” missive […]

The Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The Arizona Fall League has gained some notoriety in the age of the internet. To be honest, before I started doing this show I really never paid attention to winter ball. I will admit I didn’t even know much about the AFL till about three years ago. Up until today I didn’t even know there […]

Listen: Time for Change – The Mets Going Forward @8pm

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Join me to hear my perspective on this historical day in Mets history. I will be joined by Howard Megdal of SNY as we discuss the 2010 Mets, thoughts on today’s press conference announcing the dismissal of Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel, as well as what we would like to see happen going forward. We […]

Was the Omar/Jerry Leak Unfair?

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Last night the SNY booth discussed the news that Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel will not return next season. They took a different position, rather than debate its merit, they took to task the actual act of someone leaking this news three days before the season ended. Cohen discussed how unfair it was to good […]

The Mets Don’t Deserve Respect

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Is it any surprise that Chase Utley decided to go hard into second base? Whether it was a clean or dirty slide is up for debate, I didn’t have too much of a problem with it, but the bigger discussion is the lack of respect the Phillies have for the Mets. If Utley was trying […]

Put Manuel Out of His Misery

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I have been critical of Jerry Manuel for a while. His tenure with the Mets has been a conundrum, from his first day on the job when he threatened to “go gangsta” on Jose Reyes, all the way to these final sublime days Jerry has surprised, frustrated, and angered many at various times. I thought […]