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Doc Gooden Documentary Tonight on SNY

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30-years since Dwight “Doc” Gooden made his MLB debut for the New York Mets. Tonight SNY will debut its documentary about Doc Gooden’s rise and fall as a young 19-year old in the Big Apple. 64 more words

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Why don't we call and chew his brain?

No, this is not a line from The Walking Dead (although maybe it is…).  It is a nicely formed malaphor, shared by that malaphor hunter, John Costello.  138 more words

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29 years ago today Doc Gooden became the youngest player in MLB history to record 20 wins in a season

Maybe Matt Harvey is the second coming of Doc.  Next year will be 30 years since Doc made the Mets relevant again.

Are the Mets being too careful with Matt Harvey? (Wed. column)

New York Mets’ ace Matt Harvey wants to pitch. He’ll tell anyone who listen and well, he pretty much has. As someone whose written more than one story on Harvey and his desire to pitch in 2014, regardless of what Mets’ general manager Terry Collins says, sometimes I actually think he might. 314 more words

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Jacob deGrom to return to Mets' rotation Saturday

Mets rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom threw all of his pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday in Oakland without experiencing any discomfort in his shoulder and has been cleared to return to the starting rotation Saturday night against the Dodgers. 80 more words

Mike Lupica to Matt Harvey: Grow up!

Mike Lupica tells Matt Harvey he needs to grow up. It’s pretty close to incoherent, even by Lupica’s standards — I’d bet my children this was dictated from the car as he rode to the ESPN studios or wherever he was over the weekend — but here’s the paraphrased version: 341 more words