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Mets Season Continues Downward Spiral as Visiting Dodgers Win, 6-0 Behind Darvish

Published on: 5th August, 2017

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The great Sandy Koufax was at the game tonight. Seen here with Scott Mandel of SportsReporters  | read this item

Citi Field — Back in March of this year, when spring training allowed most major league teams to at least, fantasize flights of fancy about their upcoming seasons, the Mets and their legion of fans had every right to look forward to the game scheduled for Friday, August 4th. It was the opening of a […]

Mandel’s Musings: New York Yankees, Led By Aaron Judge, Appear to Have a Bright Future

Published on: 29th June, 2017

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Judge is the biggest story in baseball, so far.  | read this item

It is still early in this 2017 baseball season but one thing keeps occurring in major league ballparks around the country. Players from other teams keep asking the same questions of beat reporters covering the New York Yankees: What’s the deal with the Yankees’ young star, Aaron Judge? Is he for real? It’s difficult to […]

Mets Lose Second Straight As Collins Gets Tossed

Published on: 1st June, 2017

Mets Lose Second Straight As Collins Gets Tossed  | read this item

Like Al Pacino’s character,  Michael Corleone, said in the fourth version of The Godfather, “Every time I try to get out, it pulls me right back in, again.” Corleone was referring to the world of crime, but the way the Mets offense performed against someone named Chase Anderson, the starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers […]

Mets’ Familia Blows 3-2 Ninth Inning Lead as Giants Beat Mets 6-5

Published on: 10th May, 2017

Mets' Familia Blows 3-2 Ninth Inning Lead as Giants Beat Mets 6-5  | read this item

Mets Come From Six Runs Down to Defeat Marlins, 8-7

Published on: 6th May, 2017

Mets Come From Six Runs Down to Defeat Marlins, 8-7  | read this item

The Mets, struggling for the second consecutive season with catastrophic injuries to their key players, are trying to figure out how to piece together a pitching staff and a lineup that has a chance to compete every night. Tonight, against the Miami Marlins, when all looked lost for the hometown boys at a rainy, dreary […]

Mandel’s Musings: Can the Next Decade in New York City Baseball Match the “Willie, Mickey, and the Duke” Golden Years of 1950-1959?

Published on: 29th April, 2017

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Three of the greatest players in MLB history played in NYC in the 1950s  | read this item

Most of you are too young to remember baseball in the 1950s. If you do, you are probably pressing on towards 70 years of age but if you are lucky enough to be that “young” and happened to have lived in or around the New York City area, you were one lucky son of a […]

Mets Fall to 8-10 But Collins Not Pushing Panic Button —Yet

Published on: 22nd April, 2017

Mets Fall to 8-10 But Collins Not Pushing Panic Button ---Yet  | read this item

Citi Field — This was going to be the first important series of this very young season for the New York Mets. Not because it carried any direct pennant race implications here in April but because it was against the Washington Nationals. You remember the Nats? Last season’s National League East champions, finishing ahead of […]

Mandel’s Musings: Yankees Start Off 2017 Like Champions But Question Marks Exist For Bronx Bombers

Published on: 20th April, 2017

Mandel's Musings: Yankees Start Off 2017 Like Champions But Question Marks Exist For Bronx Bombers  | read this item

It has become a fun start to the 2017 baseball season for the young New York Yankees. When was the last time this franchise, loaded for generations with mostly expensive contracts for mostly veteran stars, in line with the Steinbrenner credo of “win now,” could be described as young? But, that is the case, now. […]

Mandel’s Musings: Mets Wondering if Jose Reyes is Done As An Everyday Player

Published on: 18th April, 2017

Mandel's Musings: Mets Wondering if Jose Reyes is Done As An Everyday Player  | read this item

It is early in the 2017 baseball season. All is still tracking reasonably well for the New York Mets despite their bumpy start, which has led to their 7-6 record.   The good news is the expected dominance of their starting pitching staff has fallen right in line with pre-season predelictions. Matt Harvey appears to […]

Mets Take A 9-0 Beating, Getting Swept at Home by Lowly Diamondbacks

Published on: 11th August, 2016

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Syndergaard is out with a torn lat muscle  | read this item

New York — Make no mistake about it. The New York Mets 2016 season,with all of its playoff hopes, positive vibes, and logical expectations is officially at risk of imploding in front of our very eyes.   Getting swept by another team at home is bad enough but when it’s by a team like the […]

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