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Dirk Lammers on Books, Baseball, and the Joys and Perils of Getting Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 03.22.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Dirk told us about his book at the South Dakota Festival of Books. David is a huge baseball fanatic, so the subject was of great interest to him. Dirk was fun, knowledgeable, smart and passionate, all wonderful ingredients for an author.

Trade Deadline Can't Come Soon Enough for New York Mets Fans

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.18.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

s etched in stone as the Mets' poor fate seems to be, there are some key future dates that will help shed light on the team's actual chances this coming season.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace jumps to Miami. Veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez will return for another season in Atlanta.

Mets Shut Down Johan Santana

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.22.2012 | Sports

Johan Santana will not throw the second no-hitter in Mets' history this season. Nor will he likely throw another pitch during the 2012 campaign. Me...

Confessions of a Mets Addict

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

Met fans experience emotions that whipsaw from agony to ecstasy at speeds analogous to the mood swings of a newly menopausal woman. Hot flashes followed by rapid crashes are not uncommon in either situation.

Santana's No-Hitter Breaking Records in the Ticket After After Market

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 08.06.2012 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

As far as actively traded ticket stubs go, we believe Johan Santana's no hitter is proving to be the most expensive after-after market in history.

So This Is What a No-Hitter Feels Like

Greg W. Prince | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports
Greg W. Prince

Johan did it. He really did it. On June 1, 2012, against the highly decorated and undeniably skilled defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals, Johan Santana pitched nine innings without giving up a hit while the Mets scored a bunch of runs.

St. Louis Paper Mocks Santana's No-Hitter

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

The so-called "human element" that Major League Baseball would have you believe is so essential to the spirt of the game was all over the place in Que...

Life as a Mets Fan With the No-Hitter Streak

Joshua Lamel | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports
Joshua Lamel

At the core of being a Met fan is the no-hitter streak. It is hard to understand. The streak defies logic. Names like Gooden, Seaver, Koosman, Cone, Viola, Hampton, Leiter and El Sid are etched in Met fan memories, and none ever did what Johan Santana did Friday night.

AT LAST! Johan Santana Throws First No-Hitter In Mets History

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets. The 33-year-old ace of the Mets' staff went the distance against the...

Mets: Addressing Doubts Concerning Johan Santana

Steven Hirsch | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

Not having pitched a game since September 2, 2010 due to shoulder surgery, the beginning of the 2012 season will clearly be transition time for Santana as he adjusts to pitching in Major League situations again.

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Len Berman | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York
Len Berman

It ranks third, right behind "Win one for the Gipper" and "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." Mets manager Terry Collins says the message he wants to deliver is, "We're better than people think we are."

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Len Berman | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Who needs the NBA? Having their players is just fine. Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant put on quite a show the other night at Harlem's famed Rucker Park. He scored a cool 66 points.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Jets, despite the labor dispute, continue to lead the league in quotes.

Report: Attorney Rips ESPN For Revealing Identity Of Rape Accuser

tmz.com | 11/10/2010 3:30 PM PST by TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ESPN is being called out by the attorney for the woman accusing New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana of rape ... accusing the network of "irresponsible...

Mets: The Case for Bobby Valentine

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

The Mets do not need another easy going, laid back manager who will always be calm and collected no matter how bad things get. They need someone with fire and aggression.

The Mets Lack Chemistry? Not Exactly

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

With the exception of the 1977 New York Yankees, have you ever heard of a winning team that didn't get along? Or a losing team that was always smiles in the dugout? I didn't think so.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Me thinks the World Cup needs limited instant replay. England losing their tying goal yesterday against Germany, when it was clearly a goal, is inexcusable in this technological age.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

OK, it wasn't exactly Mike Eruzione and the Miracle on Ice, but Landon Donovan's late goal against Algeria was one of the biggest goals in U.S. history.

Two-Time Cy Young Winner Johan Santana Accused Of Sexual Battery

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

TMZ has learned New York Mets star pitcher Johan Santana was accused in a police report of sexual battery that allegedly went down on a Florida golf c...

The Reality of Hype

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

I believe I know the next unbelievable pitcher in Major League Baseball: Jenrry Mejia. At age 20, Mejia is ready to establish himself as one of the premier pitchers in the league.

Areas of Improvement

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

The Mets have a relatively easy schedule in April, playing 16 of their first 22 games at Citi Field against average teams, at best.

The New York Mess

Andrew Brill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brill

When the season ended in disappointment in 2009, Mets fans were assured by the owner and Omar Minaya that they would be very active in the off-season to improve the team. They have been very active. The only problem: they didn't improve the team.

Zack Greinke's Cy Young Award - Short-Lived Celebration in Kansas City?

Jon Lewin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jon Lewin

Baseball needs to figure out a way to give small-market teams more of a chance at retaining players of the caliber of Greinke, Santana, Sabathia and Lee.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Roger Federer and Dinara Safina are the #1 seeds for next week's U.S. Open. So I guess everybody doesn't know who the real # 1 is, Serena.