Dwight Gooden Sits Down With Mets Bloggers for a Q & A Session

Here is an audio clip from last Friday, when Dwight Good met with the Mets bloggers at Citi Field for a twenty plus minutte Q & A to talk about his new book DOC:A Memoir (co-authored with Ellis Henican and published by New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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R.A. Dickey at the DREAM Charter School in Harlem

Yesterday I was fortunate to be invited to the DREAM Charter School in Harlem where there was a school assembly to celebrate National Family Literacy Month. As part of the festivities, R.A. Dickey was there to speak to the kids and distribute over 1,200 new books to the school and to the students themselves to bring home and start their own personal library.  This was all done with the help of Capital One Bank and The Heart of America Foundation.

It was a thrill to watch Dickey interact with the children and how taken they were to him. I can see Dickey running a school like DREAM after his retirement as he not only has a gift on the pitcher’s mound with his extraordinary knuckleball l but he also exceptional way with kids as well. R.A. stressed to the children that they should strive to be whatever they aspire to do in life and not let the “dream busters” deter them from their goals.

Check out The Heart of America and Capital One’s Book by Book program for more information about the good deeds these two organizations are doing for kids and children’s literacy.

After Dickey finished speaking to the kindergarten class at DREAM, he was able to give myself and the media members a few minutes for a Q & A session, which you can listen to by clicking here.

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Win A Copy of The New York Mets 50 Greatest Players DVD from A & E Home Entertainment/ MLB Productions

 

Today we are giving away two (2) copies of the New York Mets 50 Greatest Players DVD courtesy of A & E Home Entertainment/MLB Productions. The DVD is set in a documentary style highlighting the 50 best players in the history of the NY Mets.

As I said I have two copies of the DVD to give away so, the first two people to tweet me at @kranepool with the correct answer to this question will be declared today’s winners:

How many games did Mike Piazza play as a member of the New York Mets ?

First two correct answers win the New York Mets 50 Greatest Players DVD courtesy of A & E Home entertainment/MLB Productions.

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Here Is Your Chance to Win A NY Mets 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD Set

 

How would you like to win a New York Mets 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD Set form A & E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions? Well if you are the first person to correctly answer the following question; this beautiful DVD collection will be all yours compliments of our friends at A & E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions:

In 1965 NY Mets manager Casey Stengel stepped down as manager of the team due to suffering a broken hip, who replaced Stengel as Mets manager?

The first person to Tweet me the correct answer at @kranepool will win this exquisite DVD collection compliments of A & E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions

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KNUCKLEBALL! The Movie Will Be Released On Video On Demand On 9-18-12

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The movie KNUCKLEBALL!! will be released on September 18th on Video on Demand and also on September 20th the film will be shown at the IFC at 323 6th Ave & W 3 St in Manhattan as a charity event as price of your ticket allows kids from The Bronx Charter School for Excellence, Children’s Aid Society, Harlem RBI, and New York Cares to attended the screening. The film will be screening all week at the IFC Center with regular show times as well.
I got to see the film at a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival and I can’t wait to see it again besides being a must see for Mets fans as our own R.A. Dickey stars in the film it’s just a great story of perseverance and determination

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Gone Fishin’

Sorry for not posting for a couple of days, it’s that Ihave a lack of subjects to sound off on but my wife decided it would be nice to take a long weekend in Pennnsylvania so between hitting the outlet stores and the smogesboard along with some R & R , I figured to take a little , Besides it’s a bit tough to knockout a 1,000 word post on an iPad (for me anyway)

So. By Sunday I should have some conciseness  rising piece to post.

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Win A Ticket to Baseball Prospectus Visits Citi Field June 2nd 2012

 

The good folks over at Baseball Prospectus have set up, in conjunction with the New York Mets, a Baseball Prospectus Day at Citi Field on Saturday June 2 as the Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals.

 The day will consist of a meet and greet with some of the fine writers at BP and the opportunity to participate in a Q & A session with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, along with a ticket to the game (sitting in the area by the Home Run Apple I guess section 140 or 141) and a $15 coupon that can be used towards the purchase of a Baseball Prospectus Premium subscription or a subscription renewal. You get all this for the reasonable price of $45.01.

All the festivities get started at 2PM and game time is set for 4:10PM

Baseball Prospectus has authorized me to give away 2 free tickets to this event, so let’s have a little contest to give away the tickets. The first two readers who e mail me at sinymets@aol.com with the correct answer to the following question will win a ticket. 2 tickets 2 winners, got it? Okay here we go:

Give me the name of the pitcher who holds the NY Mets record for the most innings pitched in a game in a relief role.

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My Q & A With “That Ball’s Outta Here”

With the Mets in Filthadlephia this weekend, I was asked by the Phillies blog That Ball’s Outa Here to particiapate in a Q & A about our beloved Metsies.

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Come see Edgardo Alfonzo on Tuesday April 10th at 12 Noon at the Citibank Branch 1155 6 Ave Manhattan

 

This Tuesday, April 10th Edgardo Alfonzo will be appearing at the Citibank branch at 1155 6 Ave (Avenue of the Americas for you tourists) which is between W 44th &  W 45th  Streets in Manhattan from 12 noon to 1:30PM meeting and greeting Mets fans and signing autographs and posing for pictures, so break out those 13 ALFONZO t-shirts and jersey and  go hang with Fonzi.

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AUTHOR, JANE LEAVY WILL BE APPEARING IN VERO BEACH NEXT WEEK

If you are headed down to spring training next week,you may want to head over to Vero Beach, where Jane Leavy will be appearing at the Vero Beach Book Center on March 20th at 1PM and at the Blake Museum in Stuart at 3PM.

Jane will be signing autographs of her books The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America Childhood and Sandy Koufax:A Lefty’s Legacy” and conducting a Q & A session.

 

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