One Play, Two First Basemen and the Elusive Third Out

Even in hindsight the story is hard to fathom. The New York Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning, at...

Forever Young

Don’t, OK? Save your breath – and Anthony Young’s time. Just get to the question. That’s right, the question; the...

Benny and the Mets

Talk about being unprepared? Benny Ayala stepped off a plane at LaGuardia airport just hours before first...

Broken

Dickie Thon described it this way: “It was like a boom … a dead sound. Like a thud.” Today, the boxscore...

Winfield and the Mets

Dave Winfield got his first taste of the New York Mets over lunch. For the Mets front office team of Nelson...

Seaver’s Strange, Crooked Road

On paper, Tom Seaver’s professional baseball career is remarkable. The man known in New York as “The Franchise” won...

The Education of Daniel Murphy

With one-half of a major league season experience in his back pocket, Daniel Murphy is still learning. His education...

The Magic is Back, If Only for a Night

“ Home runs are over-rated. You don’t have to hit home runs to win. If I don’t get a home run all year, and...

Strawberry Season

“I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people; they expect you to be the big lifesaver...

It’s All Good-en

Dwight Gooden arrived at the Houston Astrodome long before his scheduled start — so early that he had to jump a...