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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NY Mets Notes for 4-1-13

A few Opening Day notes form the NY Mets:

Last Met to hit a leadoff home run on opening day was Kaz Matsui on 4-6-04 at Turner Field

In the history of MLB the NY Mets have the best opening day winning percentage of all time at .647 (33-18)

David Wright has had at least one hit in every opening day game he’s played in for the Mets since his debut in 2005

There has been only one Mets Grand Slam hit on opening day and that was by Todd Hundley in Colorado on 4-26-1995

Happy Birthday to Daniel Murphy (#Imwith28 who turns 28) and Rusty Staub (Le Grand Orange) who turns 69 years old and will throw out the first pitch of today’s game.

The Mets will honor the first responders who did outstanding work during Hurricane Sandy.

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The Error of Their Met Ways

 

I guess the less said about last night’s game the better but last night I was a guest on the Kult Of Mets Personality podcast with the gang from Kiner’s Korner and as we discussed Johan’s no-no I was gushing about this year’s Mets and how I thought the no hitter might be the ’69 black cat, ’73 Ya Gotta Believe moment for this 2012 Mets team.

So of course as soon as the podcast ended I put on the game just in time to see the Mets shit the bed.  Unreal!

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Guess The Met and Win 2 Tickets to Thursday’s Mets-Reds Game

 

Attention my fellow Mets fans, I have a pair of Field Level seats for this Thursday’s 1PM Mets-Reds game and I want one of you loyal readers of The Eddie Kranepool Society to have them, so the first person to identify the player in the picture above by Tweeting me, will win the ducats.

3 hints:

He was born in Renton WA

He made his ML debut on September 6th 1982

He saved 15 games for the Mets in 1984

So if go to Twitter right now and  Tweet me with this players name, the first person to do so will win the Field Box tickets and the opportunity to see R.A. Dickey pitch the first no hitter in NY Mets history.

 All you need to do is go to the Will Call window at Citi Field with a valid photo ID to claim the tickets. So you get an R.A. Dickey start (vs. Matt Lattos) a sunny 75 degree day and free tickets. What’s not to like!

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NOLAN RYAN JOINS KULT OF METS PERSONALITES TONIGHT ON BLOG TALK RADIO

My friends over at Kiner’s Korner will have a their guest tonight on their Kult of Mets Personalitities Podcast on Blog Talk Radio, former Met, Baseball Hall of Famer and President of the Texas Rangers Nolan Ryan.

The podcast goes live at 8:30PM ET you do not want to miss this.

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HAPPY BRITHDAY TO THE FRANCHISE

Happy Birthday to the greatest Met of all time. There is only one “Franchise” George Thomas Seaver who by the way will be the first bobble head giveaway in 2012  

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STEADY EDDIE AS HE GOES

Ed “RustyJr” Marcus posts to day that Ed Kranepool has finished in his Top 50 Mets of All Time Series. While Ed is my top Mets player of all time I knew he wouldn’t crack the top 5 but I was hoping for a top 10 finish.

Kranepool still leads the club all time in games played as a Met (1853) At Bats (5436) Hits (1418) and Total Bases (2047) and many Mets fans today have either never seen him play or really know who he is so I guess a 13th place finish is quite good for an original Met who played his whole career in blue and orange.

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THE SKILL SETS: FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE

Some fellas like the way they walk
The way they swing and sway
Some fellas like the way they talk
Dig the things they say.
I don’t care if they wobble like a…
or talk with a lisp
I still think I’m a good lover
if the dollar bills are crisp
First I look at the purse!

Outstanding post this morning by Joe Janish at Met Today on how the Mets off season started like a house on fire but as soon as the Madoff bombshell hit Freddie, Jeffey and Uncle Saul hid all the bank books from Omar Minaya

Joe points out how it’s mind boggling that a team with a strong fan base, a TV network, new ball park and more government money to float it’s bonds are now operating like they are WIC recipients.

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SEE MR. MET AT HIS OFF SEASON JOB

Leave it to Mets fan Jon Stewart to give Mr. Met a job for the winter. Clip courtesy of Philly Sports Cast. By the way PSC I hope the Famous Rays make you their “bitches”

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