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Oct 22

The Mets Win the NL. No, Seriously

How amazing has Daniel Murphy’s ability to summon his inner Ken Griffey, Jr. been? He somehow usurped the story of the Cubs winning the 2015 World Series and made the conversation about him and the New York Mets. Not just the conversation. Murphy made casual fans root for the Mets, turning them from the guys …

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Oct 21

NLCS Game 3, Where Murphy Hits a HR or Something

By now you’ve probably heard that Daniel Murphy is doing something extraordinary.  With his home run in the third off of Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, Murphy has now hit a homer in five straight games.  That’s sort of impressive.  It ties Carlos Beltran for the major league record for consecutive postseason games with a home …

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Oct 19

NLCS Game 2, Syndergaard, & Murph!

What have we learned about Noah Syndergaard (1-0) after Sunday night’s NLCS Game 2? His changeup has really improved over the course of the year for one. At the beginning of the year, Syndergaard was all fastballs and balls that broke for dirt. In June, the pitch was considered in his repertoire in name only …

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Oct 18

NLCS Game One, Harvey, and Murphy’s Heroics

Yesterday I’m doing a bit of channel surfing and for some reason I end up on the NFL Network. I never watch the NFL Network. It’s a fairly useless channel in my opinion because who the heck wants 24-hours of football analysis? Let me rephrase that. Who the heck wants 24-hours of guys talking about …

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Oct 06

Some Wild Predictions

Since I handed out end of the year awards already, let’s take a few minutes to discuss the wild card games.  Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the inherent unfairness of the play in game and how six months of baseball shouldn’t come down to one game.  Oddly …

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May 14

Mets Offense Still in O’Hare

There was a moment last night, early in the second inning, when I thought that Matt Harvey had no-hit stuff. His curveball was sharp as Starlin Castro flailed helplessly at it while Harvey’s fastball did Harvey fastball things. Miguel Montero promptly singled, and “folks, there goes the no-hitter” as F.P. Santangelo almost always says, but …

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