MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon: Mets fan Caryn Rose talks baseball, books and blogging


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.


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MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon: AJ Mass talks mascots, Mr. Met

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…

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To learn more about A.J.’s book, check out this link to Amazon.com

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The Week in MetsBlog: Hunting strikes, Flores, Matz and Shea

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.

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This Week on MetsBlog: Opinion Posts, Podcasts and Video

Earlier this week, Matthew Cerrone explained why he’s worried it may be a long April for the Mets >> Read more

The goal is to trade more contact for better contact, but – with strike outs up and power down – the Mets have work to do, Maggie Wiggin explained >> Read more

The SNY.TV crew talked with Mets fans on Opening Day and asked what year they think the Mets will get back to the playoffs >> Watch here

Michael Baron looked at Sandy Alderson’s bullpen and determined it’s thin and lacking experience >> Read more

In this week’s Mostly Mets podcast, pres. by Casaers AC, Toby Hyde and Robert Brender broke down the season’s early action, and talked one on one with 1B prospect Dominic Smith >> Listen here

Lastly, on Friday, Cerrone explained what he sees as Sandy Alderson’s real goal for the Mets >> Read more, despite fan expectations to win now >> Read more.

Mostly Mets podcast, pres. by Caesars AC…

This week on the Mostly Mets podcast, presented by Caesars AC, MetsBlog’s Toby Hyde and Robert Brender sort through the carnage of Opening Day, and also talk with 2013 1st round pick 1B Dominic Smith


Show notes for this week's Mostly Mets podcast...

0:00: Breaking down the broken down bullpen
4:30: Bad news for Bobby Parnell
7:45: Opening Day wasn’t fun
11:20: Are there any bullpen solutions in Vegas?
16:15: Dominic Smith interview in Savannah

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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…

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