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Bruce Hurst was in his room at the Grand Hyatt in New York when he got the call exactly 25 years ago. Because of a rainout, Boston Red Sox manager John McNamara was switching to him as his starter for Game 7 of the World Series against the New York Mets.
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I was able to interview Akeel last week and he was nice enough to answer some questions for our readers. This is what he had to say:
Petey: First of all Akeel, congratulations on a terrific season in 2011. Your development over the last two seasons has been fun to watch and you have been making great progress. Thank you so much for sharing a little of your time. The readers at...
Earlier this month, Matthew Cerrone was a guest on WHRW 90.5 FM in Binghamton.
Here is a quick back-and-forth from a discussion about David Wright:
WHRW 90.5 FM: A lot of times when people look at the salary that the Mets have tied up for the next few years they try looking at how to get rid of some of the bigger contracts. David Wright’s name keeps coming up. To me, I think it’s...
This photo was taken in 2001 of Ruben Tejada on the Team Panama for the Little League World Series. But, I’m pretty sure this photo was taken a year ago. The guy looks like he’s 13 now, right?
The big question, however, is what this kid will be doing next year?
Will he be starting at shortstop or second base? Coming off the bench? Or will he be traded to another team?
There’s no question. You cannot beat the ’86 Mets. The Yankees teams I played on were great teams with great personalities, but they were good guys. The ’86 Mets would’ve been drilling those guys; I just know how our pitching staff was: hit this guy, hit that guy. And those were the kind of guys we were. We were mad, we wanted them to get outside themselves. That’s the...
...It's a fair ball. It gets by Buckner! Rounding third is Knight...The Mets will win the ballgame...They win! They win!"~ The Late, Great Bob Murphy ~ Is it really 25 years? Yes it is. Twenty five years ago tonight was possibly the greatest comeback in World Series history. Two down, no one on, the Mets trailing by two, down three games to two.Who out there (who was alive...
Today is Ralph Kiner’s 89th birthday. How many people would have picked Kiner to be the last living member of the Mets’ original broadcasters?
Kiner seemed ancient when I was listening to him as a kid. He kind of reminded me of my dad that way. Neither dad nor Ralph could string a bunch of sentences together without butchering the English language. I didn’t understand how...