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FROM DYNASTY TO DISAPPOINTMENT

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The New York Mets finished the 1989 season in second place. Six weeks into the 1990 season Davey Johnson was fired. He won 1,012 games as manager of the Mets, one World Series and two division titles. Johnson's teams won an average of 95 games from … [read more]

A BAG OF BALLS, A LOT OF QUESTIONS

carter

Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated. … [read more]

Q & A WITH JAMES SHIELDS

James Shields

The Kansas City Royals are just as excited as their fan base to return to the postseason. But there not satisfied just making the playoffs. The Royals are hungry to win a World Series. Game 3 between the Angels and Royals is tonight Kansas … [read more]

Q & A WITH DAYTON MOORE

Dayton Moore

The Kansas City Royals return to the postseason tonight against the Oakland Athletics. It's the Royals first postseason appearance since 1985. There are generations of fans who've never attended a playoff baseball game in Kansas City their entire … [read more]

WILLIAMS TAKES A PIECE OF US WITH HIM

Robin Williams

Robin Williams died Monday. He was 63. … [read more]

MARTINO HAUNTED BY HIS OWN THOUGHTS

Lucas Duda

Andy Martino has been raked over the coals a lot by New York Mets fans. Sure, some of it was warranted; other times, not so much. Look, we're fans, and fans are passionate about their team. Notice I didn't use the terms fair or unbiased, just … [read more]

SOCIAL MEDIA AND JOURNALISM

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First, the Internet changed journalism. Technology forced the media to reconsider how it shared news. Then, social media was born and it changed journalism -- again. Editors and reporters faced a learning curve so they could work effectively to meet … [read more]