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PLAYOFF CENTRAL: Yanks Come From Behind to Tie Up Series With Astros in Game Four At Yankee Stadium

Published on: 17th October, 2017

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Sanchez hit the big double to the opposite field  | read this item

Make no mistake. In Yankees lore, the famous games and famous players who have worn the pinstripes can easily render a game like tonight’s Game Four of the American League Championship Series a small blip on any review of Yankees history.  But, that would be incorrect. Tonight’s game lived up to the greatest moments in […]

Mandel’s Musings: Yankees’ New Core Led by Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino

Published on: 11th September, 2017

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Sanchez has 50 homers in 161 games.   | read this item

If you are a Yankees fan, and have been one for more than a few years, what you are seeing from this mostly young team in 2017 is no doubt, beyond your expectations.  This franchise, which, just two years ago had been overrun with bad contracts of formerly great stars who mostly took up roster […]

Syndergaard Takes His Turn on Mound in Brooklyn

Published on: 8th September, 2017

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Syndergaard talks to press after his Brooklyn outing yesterday  | read this item

Today was an important day for the New York Mets, medically and symbolically, as important as any day could be considering their major league season has essentially been over for more than a month. On this day, two of the biggest reasons for the Mets falling out of contention by the All-Star break, Matt Harvey […]

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 got the Yankees started with a home run  | 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 […]

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