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Quick Link: Baseball, Childhood Cancer, and a Family Comes Full Circle

Friday, March 15th, 2013 Posted in Around the Web, Family, New York Mets | No Comments »


This is a story I've told before, 4-5 years back, but recently retold over at my other blog, 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball. The name pretty much says it all. So I'll direct you to it. Right this way, people ---> Click ...

My New Mets Blog: 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 Posted in Around the Web, New York Mets | No Comments »


I have a friend whose mother is a huge fan of the New York Mets. Sadly, she's been losing the battle with Alzheimer's, can no longer live on her own, and often doesn't even recognize the face of her own ...

Celebrating 4 Years of Bloggy Goodness: Baseball, This Invisible Thread

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Posted in Family, New York Mets | No Comments »


NOTE: I originally posted this back in August, 2008 -- before I knew how to insert photos. -------- I love baseball. It’s kind of ridiculous, I know. But it’s not like I had a choice. As the youngest of seven children, I remember ...

So How About Dem Mets?

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in New York Mets | 2 Comments »


I'm off again to another couple of hotels, and more schools to visit. The trips always turn out nice, and I'm grateful for them, but I'm such a homebody. And also: I miss my desk, my work, my wife, my kids, ...

This Week’s Greatest Thing Ever

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 Posted in Fun Clips, New York Mets | 1 Comment »


I'm off to Baltimore, Camden Yards specifically, to see the Mets play the Orioles. Every year I take a trip with my buddy from Queens. Always to see the Mets. We've been to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington D.C. Our big ...

Fan Mail Wednesday #87

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones, New York Mets | 2 Comments »


Crazy busy time of year. Spring hits, the family calendar fills up, and we can barely keep up with our day jobs. Quick: Let's answer a letter. This one came the old-fashioned way . . . by Pony Express! I replied: Dear Madison ...

Happy Nappy Bloggy Baseball: Around the Horn with Doret

Friday, March 26th, 2010 Posted in Interviews & Appreciations, New York Mets, Six Innings | No Comments »


My friend, Doret Canton, of The Happy Nappy Bookseller blog, goes around the horn with nine authors of children's baseball books. It's a pretty cool lineup with some heavy hitters, sure to score runs in bunches. Doret's come up with a ...

Alex Rodriguez Gets a Makeover: “I Had to Look in the Mirror. I Had to Face the Music. I Had to Change.”

Friday, November 13th, 2009 Posted in Current Events, New York Mets | No Comments »


In a recent article in the New York Daily News, writer Anthony McCarron describes the rehabilitation of Yankee slugger, Alex Rodriguez. Soon after helping the Yankees win the 2009 World Series, Rodriguez noted: "A lot of people were very honest with ...

Glad That’s Over: The Mets Season in Two Photos (For Mets Fans Only)

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Posted in New York Mets | 2 Comments »


Allow me to interrupt "The Never-Ending Lewis Buzbee Interview" to bid a not-so-fond adieu to the end of the baseball season for my beloved New York Mets . . . File this one under: "How It Feels To Be a Mets ...

Stories Behind the Story: The Case of the Food Fight

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 Posted in Jigsaw Jones, New York Mets, the writing process | No Comments »


My wonderful editor at Scholastic, Shannon Penney, suggested this title to me. That happens sometimes, when book club editors will come up with a desired theme or vague concept, and Shannon will be assigned with the grim task of conveying ...