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Matt Oberste grew up in Oklahoma as a lone ranger. As the majority of the population flocked to the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers, he sought solace with another team: The New York Mets. His favorite player? David Wright, who he modeled himself after growing up.
Oberste was selected by the Mets in the seventh-round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft and quickly signed with the organization. The Oklahoma native broke the Oklahoma University consecutive hit streak record by hitting safely in 30 consecutive games this year with the club and profiles as a first baseman in the organization. He’s set to make his professional debut this week with the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Around Citi had the opportunity to talk to the opportunity to catch up with Oberste on Sunday night. You can listen to the full interview below on the BlogTalkRadio media player, subscribe to Around Citi Live on iTunes, or visit the official page here.
Growing up a Mets fan: “Wright is my favorite player and he has been a ...
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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Mets go ahead and prove us wrong. Although it’s a long shot to say that anybody was expecting to win a series against the best team in baseball (and the way this team was playing, against the Cubs), hopes were not high coming into the week. The streaky defense and simply atrocious offense...
Please, join me as I throw a handful of dirt on the coffin of Jordany Valdespin’s career as a New York Met.
The one I used to call El Dramático for his ability to spark rallies and hit long home runs is getting playing time for one reason: he’s being shopped. Don’t expect him to be with the Mets past the trade deadline.
I’ve been a staunch defender of Valdespin since the...
Fred Wilpon spoke with Steven Marcus of Newsday on Monday and said he is confident in Sandy Alderson’s plan for the Mets. The Mets owner added that things will improve now that the big unproductive contracts are coming off the books.
“We’re coming to the end of the time when we have had an overhang of players who got hurt or didn’t play well, and I think that Sandy Alderson...
Some of my greatest memories with my father have revolved around sports. High-fiving eachother after witnessing an Islanders overtime win at the Nassau Coliseum. Sitting on the LIRR on our way to the Giants ticker-tape parade while my dad called me in sick to school; the attendance secretary not buying it for a minute. Nearly getting our heads taken off by a Skip Schumaker foul ball...
New York Mets (25-39) vs Atalanta Braves (41-28)
Turner Field, Atlanta • 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee (5-6, 4.84 ERA) vs Tim Hudson (4-6, 4.41)
Juan Lagares, cf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, 1b
Marlon Byrd, rf
John Buck, c
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Dillon Gee, rhp
The Braves are 23-8 at Turner Field this season. Their 2.32...
Been really tough to watch the Mets this year as all us die hards know. Even for me I just cant sit night after night watching the Mets score one or 2 runs with 5 hits. ZZZZZ . My partners in crime text me and ask are you watching this mess and I usually tell them I am busy with other things. A 2 year old will do that to you.
Of course yesterday being fathers day...
Normally when a pitcher throws a complete game on the road, it means they won. However, Mets fans know better than to think they are anything close to normal.
One night after the Mets continued the downward spiral of humanity by celebrating a game they didn’t deserve to win, Karma reared her ugly head and forced some the Mets’ own medicine down their throat.
Dillon Gee had perhaps...
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In celebration of Father’s Day, Metsmerized Online takes a look at the most memorable Mets-related Father’s Day games in team history. On June 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the New York Mets in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium. With his wife and children in the stands, here’s what happened …
After 53 games of the 2013 baseball season, I think we have our enduring image. A defining moment. What it defines, I'm not sure. But it's going to wind up summing up this season perfectly:
That's Lucas Duda. In the seventh inning of a baseball game on Saturday with his team down by one run. Bunting. Willingly. Now mind you ... not only does Duda lead the Mets...
Mets begin a five-game series with the Braves. First game in the showdown starts at 7:10 PM
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By Shawn Ramsey
1 Cardinals 45-25
Thanks to their dominant pitching staff, the Cardinals are still the team on top. Adam Wainwright has been lights out, with a 10-3 record and a 2.18 ERA in 14 starts entering this week.
2 Athletics 42-30 3
The Athletics took advantage of the Rangers recent slump to claim the top spot in American League West and build a three-game...