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’09 Yanks Flex Their Muscles, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The script finally played out in Game 5 as many thought many it would on paper, as the 2009 Yankees hit 3 home runs and drubbed the 1973 Mets 7-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the Sim Series. Jerry Koosman started for the Mets on 3-days rest and his rust showed, giving up runs in […]

’73 Mets Rally, Beat Yanks 9-8 To Get Back in Series

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

The ’09 Yankees were a batter away from setting up their bullpen bridge and establishing a commanding 3-0 lead in the best of 7 Strat-O-Matic Sim Series. John Milner had other ideas as he hit a 3-run homer off David Robertson in the sixth to tie the game and erase Yankees leads of 5-0 and 8-4. The teams would […]

Yanks Dodge a Bullet, Take Game 2 in 9th

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Many thought the ’73 Mets were huge underdogs in this series, but through two games they have been right there with the Yankees. The difference is that one big hit. Last night, they may have blown their best chance of making this a series as they left 14 runners on base in a 2-1 loss […]

NYBD World Series: ’73 Mets vs. ’09 Yankees

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

There will be World Series baseball in New York courtesy of NYBD. Each year I conduct a sim series using the software of Strat-O-Matic, a game that I have been playing since 1987. Starting tomorrow morning, we will recap what I hope to be an epic 7-game series between the 2009 Yankees and the 1973 […]

Best Managerial Job in Mets History, Heath Bell’s Regression, Wright’s Strat-O-Matic Card, Who is Mike Baxter, Murphy in the Outfield

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Terry Collins return to the bench has been, to quote Freddie Mercury, “no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise.” He’s lost his corner infielders for significant portions of the season, Carlos Beltran, Daniel Murphy, and Jose Reyes will wind up missing a month of games. There have been five points of the season where you waited for this […]

Listen: Strat-O-Matic Song

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Had this interesting song sent to me by Dominic Doyle, who use to play Strat-O-Matic as a kid. One of the funny lines is “I guess it looked like we were square, but we were really having too much fun that we didn’t care.” Take a listen at DomTones.com There are two other songs there […]

Carton Disses Fantasy Baseball & Strat-O-Matic

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Yesterday, former big league pitching coach Rick Peterson was on Boomer Esiason’s show on WFAN. When Peterson asked Boomer’s co-host Craig Carton if he plays fantasy baseball this was the response: No, because I am not a loser. Carton went on to say What would you say about a guy that’s 25 years old, alright, who […]

Utley Beats Mets Again in Game 2

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Chase Utley‘s homer and Cole Hamels complete game gave the 2008 Phillies a 1-0 lead in the best of 7 NYBD Sim Series. Tonight Brett Myers dueled Bobby Ojeda in a classic game that saw the Phillies win in 12 innings 4-2. Chase Utley blasted his second homer in the twelfth of Jesse Orosco to […]

Weekly Digest Tonight at 9pm

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

We kick off the “dog days of August” as I give you a state of the union on New York baseball. Hear my thoughts on A-Rod’s 600th homer, A.J. Burnett’s injury, the Red Sox, and what would make the next six weeks productive for the Mets. Hal Richman, founder of Strat-O-Matic baseball will talk about […]

Mets Beat Yanks in Inaugural SOM All Star Game

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

We capped off the three day All Star Break last night with a fun project here at NYBD: The Strat-O-Matic NYBD  All Star Game between the Mets and Yankees. The players were selected by the fans as they voted for various individual player seasons between 1962-2009. You can check out the starting lineup and rosters […]