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Stories the Mets Tell Themselves

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite four pennants and two World Series victories, the Mets have embraced the lovable loser narrative. This is a difficult thing to define; clearly Mets fans to prefer their team to win, but the existence of this narrative, even though its relationship to reality is more tenuous, gives the Mets a more forgiving environment than some teams.

Bernie Madoff Almost Caused The Mets To Build A Casino

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

The owners of the New York Mets reportedly want to build a Las Vegas-style hotel and casino to help pay off a huge bill they owe the victims of Bernie...

The Mets' Biggest Problems Aren't On The Field

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Annemarie Dooling

As both a fan of the 2012 New York Mets and someone who considers herself in touch with reality, I have absolutely no problem admitting that this team...

Mike Hogan

Maher: 'Steinbrenner And Trump Should Be Buried Together' | Mike Hogan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Comedy

The New York Mets organization isn't exactly known for its exquisite taste in financial partners. This is a franchise, after all, that recently settle...

Mets: Opening Day Fears

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

I'm waiting to see the day where I can say that the Mets are heading on a clear path again, but I'm getting impatient.

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Len Berman | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York
Len Berman

For the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15th, the Potomac Nationals have an interesting ballpark promotion. Women and children will be allowed into the ballpark first, 15 minutes before the men.

Sell the Team, Fred

Ben Berkon | Posted 02.05.2012 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Last night, when the Miami Marlins officially signed Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million deal, something inside me snapped. As a life-long Mets fan, I've witnessed a lot of defeat.

Thank You Fred Wilpon

Kelli Gail | Posted 08.24.2011 | Sports
Kelli Gail

When Mets owner Fred Wilpon channeled former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in the May 30th issue of the New Yorker Magazine, he did what his team hasn't been able to do in three years: get me interested in the his team again.

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Len Berman | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was in line to win the other day, until his bullpen let him down. Zambrano cut loose with words like "embarrassing" and "we stink." Is everyone taking truth serum in baseball?

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Len Berman | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York
Len Berman

In Sunday Indy 500, once again it will be ladies and gentlemen start your engines. There are four women in the race, but the only one you know is Danica Patrick.

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Len Berman | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York
Len Berman

As disliked as Barry Bonds is outside the Bay area, here's something he did right. He has offered to pay for college for the two kids of the Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium.

Mets: Reacting to Fred Wilpon's Comments

Steven Hirsch | Posted 07.24.2011 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

While I looked at 2011 as the start of a new generation for this Mets team, Fred Wilpon made it quite clear in Monday's article that he sees it as the end of an era, and a disappointing end at that.

Peter S. Goodman

Mets Owner's Message: "I'm Too Stupid to Have Known About Madoff" | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

You all have New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon wrong. Yes, his comments to the New Yorker magazine, in which he denigrates his primary assets -- his...

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Len Berman | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Mets owner Fred Wilpon's honest comments about his players are making the sports pages. On David Wright: "A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."

Trustee Swings and Misses with Mets Owners

Brad Kurtzberg | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Brad Kurtzberg

The SEC investigated Bernie Madoff numerous times during the 25 years the Mets owners made investments with him. It hardly seems fair to hold investors, in this case the Wilpons and the Katzes, to a higher standard than the SEC.

Mets: The Effect of the Media

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

I am sick and tired of hearing how the Mets are going to be awful this year. Spring training is supposed to bring about a time of positivity and happiness.

Goodbye Luis Castillo

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Sorry Kermit, it's actually quite easy being green. It's being a Mets fan that's really difficult. Some great news came out of camp when GM Sandy relieved fans of the misery that has been Luis Castillo.

Mets Money Mishap May Make MLB a Monopoly After All

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

To get its exemption from antitrust law, baseball was defined as a bunch of separate businesses. Do they meet that standard today?

Donald Trump To Buy Mets?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With spring training just around the corner, Donald Trump has caught baseball fever. Trump is reportedly considering buying the Mets, which could hel...

Madoff Victim Says MLB Ignored Warning Signs

The New York Times | Serge F. Kovaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the owners of the Mets, Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, that question has in recent weeks become a very personal, even urgent, one. The trustee for the...

Mets: Stay Optimistic

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

With the new additions of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins, Mets fans really do have reason to be excited.

Step One: Omar and Jerry Out, Step Two?

Andrew Brill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brill

It was nice to finally see Mets ownership step up and claim responsibility for the debacle of the last four years.

Citi Field: One Year Later

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

Fred Wilpon adds a New York Mets Hall of Fame and Museum to Citi Field. In a word, it is incredible.

Fred Wilpon, Mets Owner, Made Money Off Bernie Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Talk about getting caught in a jam. After watching his team go down to defeat this season, Mets owner Fred Wilpon now faces potential "clawback" suit...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

They say "you never get a second chance to make a first impression." Not true. Andre Agassi burst on the scene with his "image is everything campaign." Years later, he's a serious family man.