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How Mike Piazza Helped Me Come To Terms With Being A Mets Fan

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports

It was June 30, 2000, a Friday, and the New York Mets were playing the Atlanta Braves on Channel 11, New York's WPIX. At the time, being able to watch...

The 2000 New York Mets: Where Are They Now?

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

The New York Mets are in their first World Series in 15 years, and while fans hope this year's team ends up faring better than the squad that lost to ...

15 Years Ago, Roger Clemens Infamously Tossed A Bat Toward Mike Piazza

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.22.2015 | Sports

It all happened so quickly. One pitch and a swing later, the sharp shard of a broken bat flew toward the pitcher's mound. Then, with a flick of the wr...

Draft Position and Tracking of Pitchers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2016 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Pitchers drafted in the late rounds represent much smaller investments for the teams and are therefore expendable. This creates an incentive for the teams to push those late round draft picks who throw very hard through the minor league system quickly with little concern for their futures.

Steroid Users, Not Steroids, Cost Mike Piazza The Hall Of Fame

John A. Tures | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

One of the biggest story lines of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame vote is that Mike Piazza missed joining Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio.

A Step in the Right Direction for the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The voting for the Hall of Fame is still hamstrung by a flawed electoral system, a backlog of good candidates and myriad steroid related problems, but the election of these three candidates is possibly a step in the right direction.

Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame

Steven Hirsch | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

Piazza's wait is of course primarily due to the era in which he played, as almost every home run hitter of the 1990s and early 2000s is under suspicion for steroid use.

Sports Marketing and the Struggle for Gay Rights: Made for Each Other!

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports
Tom Semioli

Sport is meant to be our national forum for tolerance and equality. Treating gay people differently implies that being gay is abnormal! Does anyone still believe that the Earth is flat? Or that the Mets have a shot at the playoffs in 2013?

Piazza Spills On Gay Rumors, Steroids And Revenge On Roger Clemens

New York Post | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports

Beloved Mets catcher Mike Piazza comes out swinging in a new memoir — confronting rumors about being gay and taking steroids, detailing his romantic...

A New Voting System for the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This year the Baseball Writer's Association of America failed to elect anybody to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was partially because some all time greats were linked to steroid use. The steroid issue, however, only partially explains why nobody was elected to the Hall of Fame.

'The Daily Show' Talks Hall Of Fame

Posted 01.11.2013 | Sports

For the first time in seventeen years, the Baseball Writers' Association of America failed to elect a single Hall of Fame candidate from the 2013 ball...

Baseball Hall of Fame 2013: Why the Baseball Writers Struck Out on This Year's Ballot

Ben Shapiro | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports
Ben Shapiro

Baseball fans now know the answer to the question about whether or not the very brightest stars of an era forever linked with performance enhancing drugs will pay the price in the form of Hall of Fame entry, or lack thereof.

Some Perspective on the Steroid Era

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

We have a Hall of Fame filled with many players who played in a segregated era and said nothing, who either took amphetamines or looked the way while others did and probably even players who said nothing about the gambling and betting on baseball they saw around them.

A Banner Day

Rob Taub | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports
Rob Taub

Once a year from 1963 to 1996, if a fan made a sign or a banner celebrating the New York Mets, they were allowed to parade their work around the field, and former players or celebrities would choose the best. This past Sunday, the Mets decided to bring back Banner Day.

Top Performances By Catchers In World Series History

Posted 12.26.2011 | Sports

The tools of ignorance. This is the name given the gear strapped on by a catcher in baseball -- the chest protector, shin pads and protective mask...

Buy Me Some Peanuts and a Piece of the Mets

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lita Smith-Mines

With the ticket money squirreled away, the thousands not spent on parking, plus the cash I wouldn't have squandered on $5 waters and $6 pretzels, I'd now be in position to become an equity partner in the NY Mets.

A Letter To All New York Jets Fans

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

Dear New York Jets Fan, While it is rare that I write about the NFL, I thought I would take this opportunity to wish you and your team good luck...

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 Bench: Effective or Detrimental?

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

It's not just the eight position players, a stellar ace, and competent closer that contribute to a team's success. It is all twenty-five players.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

There were 41 arrests of rioting fans in Montreal after the Canadiens ousted Pittsburgh. You would think that a city with a rich hockey history would know how to celebrate.

The Mets Must Get Younger, Trade Beltran

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Trager

Mets fans hope that the worst has passed. But if the Amazin's aim to turn things around in the coming decade, they must avoid repeating their two most baneful blunders from the previous one.

Steroid Use in Baseball? It's Often Obvious

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert E. Murphy

Exhibit number one obviously is Barry Bonds, who in 1991, at age 27, hit 25 home runs, and in 2001, age 37, whacked 73.

Mike Piazza Retires After 19 Seasons

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mike Piazza retires after 19 seasons in the major leagues, his legacy as one of the all time great hitting catchers cemented: Mike Piazza is retiring...