Jim Breuer calls classic Mets moments as DeNiro, Pesci, Ozzy Osbourne

Comedian and die-hard Mets fan, Jim Breuer, was on MLB Network's "Studio 21" Wednesday morning and gave us a taste of what baseball would be like with celebrities handling play-by-play. Breuer called three of the biggest moments in Mets history, the error by Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series, Endy Chavez's spectacular catch against the Cardinals in the 2006 NLCS and the last...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt: ‘Growing Up I Was A Red Sox Fan,’ Unfazed By Cleveland’s Title Drought

“God hates Cleveland.” That’s both the common lament among native Cleveland fans, and the rebuttal for those reminding said fans that Cleveland won’t win. It’s not just that Cleveland as a city has not won a professional sports championship in 51 years. It’s about the way Cleveland constantly is dealt stomach-punch, gut-wrenching losses. The...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Fan Trolling Hard in a Bill Buckner Jersey

When I initially saw this Bill Buckner jersey the first thing I thought was what other random jerseys a Mets fan would potentially wear. Considering this game was in Pittsburgh I totally would have accepted a Bobby Bonilla or Oliver Perez Mets jersey. Oliver Perez gave the Mets a 4.71 ERA over 101 appearances for a cold $44 million. As for Bobby Bo, he’s getting paid $1.2...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Mother’s Day: Mets Memories, Family, and Believing

A Message From Joe D. – One of the great things about MMO is all the great original content from the hundreds of Mets fans that have come and gone throughout the years. I love all the personal stories and the incredible passion and sentiment that goes into all those wonderful articles and Fan Shots. Every year on Mother’s Day, I like to look back and re-post an article that...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor pulled a Bill Buckner

Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor pulled a Bill Buckner during college hockey’s National Championship game on Saturday night. O’Connor allowed Providence to tie the game with that one. They took the lead for good a few minutes later.Oofahs. [h/t Andrew Watson]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Monday’s home opener match Bill Buckner’s return?

Bill Foley (@foles74) Contributing Writer During the pregame ceremony of the 2008 Red Sox home opener, Bill Buckner emerged from under the giant American flag hanging over the Green Monster. Then slowly made his way to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Dwight Evans.  (Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images) The 2007 Red Sox received their World...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1991 Richie Hebner

1991 NOBODY BEATS THE WIZ RICHIE HEBNER With another Opening Day having come and gone, your intrepid blogger went stat spelunking in search of the Mets best individual game-one offensive performances to date. The trip turned up some expected gems. For example, it should come as no surprise that the 1988 squad, with all the sparkly baubles that adorned its 100-win season, would start...
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Hope Springs Eternal, Especially for the Mets

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented number of injuries to star and potential star players, and perhaps most insidious was ownership’s entanglement with...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Waterloo Whiskey Jacks Name Takashi Miyoshi as Franchise’s First Manager

The Waterloo Whiskey Jacks of the East Coast Baseball League (ECBL) have named Takashi Miyoshi as their first field manager in franchise history. The 36-year-old is believed to be the first Japanese-born manager of a professional baseball team in North America. Miyoshi has spent the last two seasons as an infield coach with the Grande Prairie Air Hogs of the American Association...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Understanding Donnie Moore

Donnie Moore’s body was hardly cold, and already news of the former pitcher’s death became hot ink for the morning papers. On the night of July 18, 1989, Moore’s wife Tonya was on the phone with a girlfriend, who soon put a man on the phone. Donnie heard the man’s voice. Thinking Tonya may have been in an affair, he marched toward her and swung his hand at her face. Tonya...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Running new streets, high school bloopers, and Minus the Bear… While We’re Waiting

Happy LeBron morning after folks. I have no idea if the Cavs won or not. Here’s a little inside info. I write these ahead of time. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone! Here’s hoping it’s a great day and a great weekend. “F**K! (pause) HEY!” This is not me, but this approximates the jacket that I was wearing… Adrenaline dump. Tachypsychia, is the technical term, but I’ll just...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

One Play, Two First Basemen, and the Elusive Third Out

Even in hindsight the story is hard to fathom. The New York Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning, at home, trailing the Boston Red Sox 5-3 in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. They were three outs away from losing the Series. Hold on, this isn’t the story you’re thinking it is. Wally Backman led off the inning slicing a line drive into the glove of Dave Henderson...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What Game 6 History Will Be Made Tonight?

A classic World Series is usually defined by seven games, but that can’t be without a Game 6. One way or another, it ends after Game 7. Gone is the sense of urgency, of desperation, of finality, by the team trailing entering Game 6. The feeling the game could turn on any play hangs like a cloud over the trailing team. FISK: Best game ever? Many of baseball’s most dramatic moments...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Years Ago Today… For The First Time In 86 Years

10 years ago today the Boston Red Sox reversed the curse of the Bambino that lasted for 86 years. 10 years ago today, Bill Buckner was finally forgiven and Red Sox nation celebrated a World Series Championship. 10 years ago today, I witnessed the greatest moment in Boston sports history.
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

October 25, 1986: Little Roller Up Along First…

Every generation has its defining moment. People who grew up in the 1960s know exactly where they were when President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. In the 1980s, every American knows where they were when the Space Shuttle exploded. It’s no different for Mets fans. People who grew up rooting for the Mets remember every detail of the 1969 Miracle Mets’...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: September 12, 1989

1989: Pat Tabler homered in the bottom of the ninth to give the Royals a 6-5 win over the Rangers in a back-and-forth game at Royals Stadium.The Royals trailed 5-4 entering the ninth, with Rangers starter Nolan Ryan still in the game. But Frank White led off with a double. The Royals sent Bill Buckner up to pinch-hit for Rey Palacios; Texas countered with left-handed reliever Kenny...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 3, 1986

1986: The Red Sox scored two runs in the seventh to pick up a 5-3 victory over the Royals at Fenway Park in Boston.Wade Boggs grounded a single into right field to drive in the go-ahead runs. That gave starter Charlie Leibrandt the loss. Leibrandt pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits and two walks. He recorded two strikeouts.The veteran lefty struggled early, as he allowed...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John Sterling is a haunted, terror-filled, emaciated dog... but The Baseball Project rules

Last night, I rode with Bern, Baby, Bern to see The Baseball Project play in Cooperstown. (This is me, later, with drummer/singer Linda Pitmon, a notorious Twinkies fan, who is reacting to my TANAKA t-shirt. There were HUGE sparks between us. She could barely keep to herself.) If you've never heard The Baseball Project, try this song. They are a super-group that includes two Rock...
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 21, 1988

1988: The Royals scored one run in the eighth and three in the ninth for a thrilling 6-5 comeback win over the Yankees at Royals Stadium.Trailing 5-2 in the eighth, the Royals got a little closer when Kurt Stillwell homered off Yankees reliever Tim Stoddard with one out.The winning rally started with one out in the ninth, when Frank White singled. One out later, Bill Buckner doubled...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–June 6, 1988

1988: Steve Farr limited a powerful Oakland lineup to six hits and no runs as the Royals squeaked past the A’s 2-0 at Royals Stadium. The A’s, who would score 800 runs on the season as they took the AL West title, could manage just five singles and a double off Farr, and only one single and one double off relievers Jeff Montgomery and Jerry Don Gleaton. Farr walked two and...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn, Baseball, and the Aurora Borealis

Brooklynites tuning their radios to WOR for the Dodgers-Pirates broadcast on September 18, 1941 encountered an unexpected delay in Red Barber’s recounting of balls and strikes. A natural phenomenon triggered the interruption and, consequently, the ire of Dodger fans. The New York Times reported, “Sun spots and the aurora borealis yesterday and last night played havoc with radio...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

U.L.’s Toothpick: A Look Back At The 1988 Royals

1988 Season – Seating Sections Ticket Prices Club Box $10.00 Field Box $9.00 Plaza Reserved $7.00 View Level Box $7.00 View Level Reserved $6.00 General Admission $3.00 Other items Gallon of gas $1.08 First class postage stamp $0.25 Median household income $27,225 The 1988 Royals...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss 404 Page Features Infamous Bill Buckner Error

The web developer or editor responsible for this (horribly) genius 404 error page is most certainly a New York Mets fan. There is no excuse for any self-respecting Boston Red Sox fan to ever find humor in the biggest error in Boston sports history, even if it does make the perfect 404 page. Grady Little would have been a better choice. At least in that scenario, the error of leaving...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

30 for 30: Soccer Stories Review – Barbosa: The Man Who Made Brazil Cry

Title – Barbosa: The Man Who Made Brazil Cry Directors – Jonathan Hock & Roger Bennett Length – 30 minutes with commercials Installment – #7 of 8 in 30 for 30′s Soccer Stories Review –  In two months, Brazil’s Maracana will host the 2014 World Cup Final.  The stadium is the home of the national team that is most synonymous around the world with the beautiful...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 30, 1989

1989: Floyd Bannister handcuffed Milwaukee on three hits as the Royals squeaked by the Brewers in a 2-0 pitcher’s duel at Royals Stadium. Bannister pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing three walks and striking out one, to pick up his third win of the season. Bannister retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced, with the exception being Mike Felder’s bunt single with two outs in...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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