In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Matthew Cerrone talks with Caryn Rose of MetsGrrl.com, who is the author of a new novel, A Brand New Ballgame >> Learn more about the book here.
The two Mets fans talk about life at Citi Field since Shea Stadium, the early days of Mets blogging, stepping away from the game and the current state of the team.
Rose is the writer of MetsGrrl.com, where, Saturday through Monday, fans can get a free Kindle download of One Girl, One Team, One City, which is a collection of her best posts from 2006 to 2012 >> Learn more here.
In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Matthew Cerrone talks with ESPN.com’s A.J. Mass. In his new book, “Yes, It’s Hot in Here,” Mass details the crazy history of the sports mascot, including Mr. Met, who he played at Shea Stadium from 1994 to 1997.
Mass talks with Cerrone about his time as Mr. Met, after the mascot had not been in the public eye for more than a decade; A.J. also gives his thoughts on other sports mascots, including the controversial behavior of the Phillie Phanatic; and the guys discuss whether whether Mr. Met should have a Twitter account…
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen compared LHP prospect Steven Matz to Clayton Kershaw. Toby Hyde later profiled Matz, and said he’s pitching well enough to justify a promotion to Double-A sooner than later >> Read more
Shea Stadium would have been 50 years old this week. MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone posted photos from his time shooting behind the scenes pictures of Shea during the ballpark’s final days >> See here.
The Mets call it ‘hunting strikes.’ Cerrone explained what that means >> Read more.
Chris Young was activated from the disabled list Friday. Earlier in the week, MetsBlog’s Maggie Wiggin and Michael Baron looked at how Terry Collins should adjust his batting order >> Read more.
Lastly, with Ruben Tejada struggling, Cerrone took a closer look at how Wilmer Flores is doing in Triple-A >> Read more.
MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon, with Chipper Jones
In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone talks with former Braves 3B Chipper Jones about shaving his head for Pediatric Cancer Research, his affinity for Shea Stadium and playing in New York, and his memories from Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS…