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What Do Trading Cards Mean To You?

Trading cards are fun to collect. For some it’s entertainment. For others, it’s an escape from the workweek. For the Fried Family, it’s different. Warren Fried has two children Aiden and Noa. The benefit they receive from card collecting is something I’d never heard about before. Noa has dyspraxia, and

Buckology Episode One

The New York Mets are currently winning, and when that happens a lot of other things get overlooked by the fanbase and media. Having watched Buck Showalter for many years, I thought I would point out some of his foibles every once in a while and see if they become

Ed Hearn Needs Our Help

Ed Hearn was a member of the 1986 New York Mets team that won a World Championship. He played for the Kansas City Royals as well. After his career was over he became a speaker. I interviewed him after he had successfully overcome potential kidney failure 20 years ago when

Owners Ultimatum Sends Baseball to the Edge of Obscurity

Baseball will never die. It’s played all over the world in different forms. As an example, there is Finnish baseball and a top prospect in the 2022 NHL Draft, Brad Lambert, talked about that with me recently. “I have been to a Finnish baseball game, and we always played it in

Remembering Emile Francis

Emile was my hockey friend. An NHL legend. Most notably with the New York Rangers front office from 1964-1976. He was the head coach and general manager for much of that time. We would have long chats about hockey and baseball. Everything he told me about hockey is in my

The Best of The Mets – – Third Base

Since the Mets won’t be playing anytime soon. I am starting a series called “The Best of the Mets”. I will talk about the Mets' best players of all time at certain positions, and if this is popular, I may branch out to other teams. The first position is third

The Mets Search Continues for a Bench Coach

The New York Mets have recently hired some new coaches. Eric Chavez is their new hitting coach. He was a good player, and he was hired away from the Yankees, presumably for more money. Joey Cora is now their third base coach. He was a player that wall all effort. He

The Mets May Be Good Enough

Don’t worry, I still think the New York Mets have to make some moves to hold on to first place in the NL East. That’s the only way they will get into the postseason. I get that. Carlos Carrasco threw live batting practice. Do you count on him being in the