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Don’t Expect Reyes’ Return to Be Very Memorable

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Jose Reyes returns to New York tonight as a member of the Miami Marlins. It will be weird to see the former Mets shortstop decked out in the silly art deco Miami uniform. This is not the first time in team history a star is returning to his former place of employment. The Mets have done […]

The Mets and Their Relationship With Alumni

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

No matter how well the Mets play on the field it always seems to come down to fans and media types focusing on what happens off-the-field. That is probably what passes the time on Twitter, sells papers or generates internet traffic, hence why the news that the team is planning a tribute to Jose Reyes created some […]

Win VIP Admission to See Knuckleball!

Monday, April 16th, 2012

As I mentioned during last night’s radio program, I am giving away a free VIP admission to the baseball documentary Knuckleball! The winner and a guest will sit in a special reserved section at the premiere and receive a signed movie poster by R.A. Dickey, Tim Wakefield, Charlie Hough, and Jim Bouton. The first person […]

Weekly Roundup Tonight @ 8pm

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Join me during the Yankees-Angels game for this week’s radio program at 8pm. We will kick off talking Yankees baseball. Is Mark Teixeira on the way out? What do the Yankees do with Phil Hughes? How do the Bombers look now that they have righted the ship after a 0-3 starter? Hear NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo and Stevem […]

Ozzie’s Comments Make Long Odds of Miami Baseball Even Longer

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Ozzie Guillen makes stupid and inappropriate statements. I don’t think there is any way to sugarcoat his behavior over the course of his managerial career. He’s publically supported Cuban dictator Fidel Castro before his recent comments. In addition, he’s used homophobic slurs against a Chicago reporter, spoken out against Arizona’s immigration laws, and spurned a visit […]

Wright’s Future Is in His Hands

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

More than a week ago, New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson finished his long drive down to Port St. Lucie, FL for spring training. A week ago Saturday he held a gathering with reporters, answering questions on the state of the Mets organization. There was no truth to the rumor that Alderson was late for […]

Nauseating MLB Political Correctness at it Again

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Yesterday I wrote at Sports Media Watchdog about the public overreaction to the ESPN “Chink in the Armor” story; today I came across a story about MLB messing with tradition in the name of political correctness. Last September, the League prevented the Mets from wearing hats honoring first responders during their game against the Cubs […]

Should Mets Push Wheeler, Harvey and Familia?

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Could there be a benefit to the Mets pushing their young pitchers? I am not suggesting eschewing any innings targets, but pushing them to compete at a higher level before they are ready. Wally Backman talked about some the young pitchers with WGR 550 in Buffalo. “I don’t know if they (Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia) start the season […]

Mets Have Plenty to Be Positive About This Spring

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It is common knowledge among the electorate the 2012 New Mets aren’t going to be that good. Without a deep starting pitching staff and not even a true ace, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has attempted to follow the lead of the Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers by building up a solid bullpen to improve their […]

Media Bias With Jose Reyes and Drew Brees

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

I was looking to see the media reaction this week after the Saints Drew Brees was allowed to stay in Monday Night’s blowout over Atlanta and attempt to break Dan Marino’s single season passing record. What I found was that it was a stark contrast to what went on when Jose Reyes elected to sit […]