Marty Noble is a senior member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and editor of SCOREBOOK, the annual journal of the BBWAA's New York chapter.
|Dave Winfield, now a special assistant to executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association Tony Clark, also serves as a spokesman for the Capital One Cup. He will be in Omaha for the CWS, which begins June 13.
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|The Mets will only go as far as their starting rotation takes them, but being one-dimensional doesn't bode well for their postseason aspirations.
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|As much as anyone anywhere, Tim McCarver cares about baseball; he has since his days catching the likes of Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton.
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|Regression toward the mean regularly undermines hope, make impossible the best dreams and neutralizes or, in this game, offsets extended winning streaks. It plays spoiler long before the first days of September. It clearly has been at work on the Mets since their 11-game winning streak.
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|After hitting six home runs in three games last week, Bryce Harper -- The Capital Punisher Jr. -- had a shot at the gigantic target who is his D.C. baseball ancestor. He fell short, but his feat brought back memories of Frank Howard, who slugged homers long and far for the Senators of the 1960s.
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|Many gathered Tuesday at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center to celebrate the Hall of Fame catcher's 90th birthday, which came a day after the public learned of a petition to make him a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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|The man with the most World Series jewelry ever as well as a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame and three Most Valuable Player Awards has been nominated to receive a piece of hardware that would recognize and celebrate his non-baseball contributions to his fellow man.
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|They're in first place. Again. Or should the word "again" be prefaced, as in "once again?" The current standings seem accurate enough, unless some twisted hacker has been playing "Poseidon Adventure" with them. As they appear, they should prompt a few double takes and a loud "what?" spoken in an incredulous tone. Their standing is at least borderline startling.
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|This one is personal, so please forgive the use of the vertical pronoun in what -- thank God -- is not an obituary, but rather an appreciation. Al Jackson is alive and fighting. His character, happy demeanor and unsurpassed decency have put him in the pantheon of the exalted and splendid folks who have walked this planet.
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|Hours before the Orioles played the Mets on Tuesday night, Adam Jones was in a serious conversation at his locker about the turmoil Baltimore has endured of late. He was making a point, that baseball, like life, routinely provides the unexpected and occasionally delivers the unprecedented.
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|The Mets followed an 11-game winning streak with a 2-5 skid. The pendulum will swing back to the positive side probably sooner than later but not until their season reaches its 40th game -- May 19, if postponements don't interfere -- will we have a more accurate sense of what they are and where they're heading.
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|Mike Cameron recalls his historic night in Chicago 13 years ago, when he became one of 16 players to blast four home runs in one game.
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|Willie Horton became a peacemaker when his hometown was under attack from within. Detroit was ablaze during the perilous race riots of 1967. Horton used his celebrity, his heart and spontaneous words to try to calm the outraged city.
|Leave it to the Yankees, those killjoys in pinstripes, to be Interleague party poopers. They couldn't be satisfied with the merely scheduled engagement against the hottest team in the hemisphere. Nooo, they wanted more.
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|The breathtaking catch made in center field by Gold Glove Award winner Juan Lagares on Wednesday night was, as some Mets players said, inspirational. Well, it inspired this -- a position-by-position "best of" for Mets defenders, covering 53-plus seasons. Offense has no place in this evaluation.
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|The Braves are here. Has anyone noticed? And among those who are aware of their presence, are there some who are passionate -- one way of the other -- about the "A" team? Does anyone here hate them, fear them, like them, root for or against them? Does anyone here in the Big City or in the big Citi give a wit that the second-place team in the National League East is in town for three nights to engage the first-place New York Mets?
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|To this point, the Mets have performed like the 2002 Angels and last summer's Giants, using a dozen papercuts to bleed their opponents. But another downpour might undermine this team. Those with Mets memories may recall a sequence of injuries that occurred in the ugly summer of 1992.
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|New York Mets pitchers want their opponents to know the outside of the plate will not be shared. Or as Bob Gibson once noted, "The inside half can be yours. The outside half belongs to me."
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|After drawing comparisons to Mets legends Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden, Matt Harvey drew new comparisons to all-time greats like Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, Nolan Ryan and Pedro Martinez after making his presence felt when he protected his teammates against the Phils on Tuesday night.
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|Jacob deGrom was solid and the Mets' defense took chances that paid off in their home opener on Monday. New York beat Philadelphia, 2-0.
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|I never covered Duke Snider. The Dodgers had gone West long before I had a BBWAA card and access to a big league clubhouse. But I had learned to make two subway transfers to get from the Bronx to Flatbush when tokens still cost 15 cents, all quite unbeknownst to my parents. So the Duke [...] More»|
|MLB.com writer Marty Noble covered the Mets for the better part of 40 years and experienced or discovered hundreds of facts and anecdotes about the team. This being the 50th anniversary season of the Mets, Noble regularly will provide snippets from the clubâs history. This one is from 1990. These installments also mark the [...] More»|
|MLB.com writer Marty Noble covered the Mets for the better part of 40 years and experienced or discovered hundreds of facts and anecdotes about the team. This being the 50th anniversary season of the Mets, Mets.com regularly will provide snippets from the clubâs history, beginning with this curious set of circumstances involving the Metsâ greatest [...] More»|