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SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRACTING FANS

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As cameras scanned the stands during an NFL game last fall I noticed many of the fans were sitting, head down, hands clutching their mobile phones, clearly distracted by the activities taking place on their mobile device ... and you paid how much for … [read more]

COLLINS AND THE ART OF DOUBLESPEAK

Terry Collins

Just as the ink dried on Bob Raissmann's New York Daily News weekend column, the one that suggested Terry Collins is a one-of-a-kind, honest manager among the few, the proud, the New York Mets manager opened his mouth and out poured the same … [read more]

TIME TO MUTE KINER

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I love Ralph Kiner. I respect him for his for his contribution to the game of baseball – both as a player and, later, a broadcaster. If you’ve been a New York Mets fan for any length of time you certainly understand Kiner's importance in team … [read more]

FRANCISCO SAVES GAME, COLLINS SAVES FRANCISCO

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New York Mets manager Terry Collins could have leaned on any number of reasons to remove Frank Francisco as the closer, the most obvious being the two blown saves last weekend against the Miami Marlins. Instead, Collins did what any manager who is … [read more]

METS MUST SHOW THEIR METTLE

Terry Collins

If there is such a thing as a productive loss, the New York Mets may have had one Friday in Miami. … [read more]

A DOSE OF ’86 WISDOM COULD BE IKE’S ANTIDOTE

Ike Davis

Howard Johnson can empathize with Ike Davis. The former Met player remembers what April and May were like. A notorious slow starter, over his 14-year career, Johnson hit .219 in the month of April with a .317 on-base percentage. He was a career .237 … [read more]

MURPHY MAKING METS GO

Daniel Murphy

It would be easy -- too easy, in fact -- to inflate Daniel Murphy's value to the New York Mets after his 4-for-4 performance against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday. But if we step back and look at Murphy's 2012 season as a whole, and the impact … [read more]

PUJOLS, POWER, PRESSURE AND PATIENCE

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Albert Pujols a bust? The thought is laughable. What’s more remarkable than the statistical oddity of Pujols homer-less April (.217 BA/0 HR/4 RBI) is the reaction; fans and the media are giving baseball’s best hitter critical advice. Make this … [read more]

FURY IN FENWAY

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There’s losing and then there’s … uh, well, whatever the Boston Red Sox did Saturday. Leading 9-0 through five innings at home, the Red Sox surrendered a single run in the sixth, seven runs in the seventh inning, seven more in the eighth inning to … [read more]

GUILLEN STEPS IN IT — AGAIN

guillen

My mouth gets me in hot water every day. That's the way I am. No one's going to change me. And I never regretted anything I said. Never. A lot of people say that I don't think when I speak. Of course I do. But I'll say stuff in a different way with … [read more]