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ThrowbackThursday: Mets Edition 

By Gem Tablak

In December of 1989, the Mets & Reds agreed to a deal that would swap both teams left handed relievers.

The rumors were that the Mets went into the “Winter Meetings” that year looking for a complimentary righty to match Mets left handed reliever Randy Myers but it didn’t exactly turn out the way fans & the GM expected. 388 more words


The Best Relief Pitchers Ever

Did you remember that Jim Johnson led all of baseball in saves in both 2012 and 2013 coming out of the Baltimore bullpen? I was in an AL-only fantasy league at the time, one that used saves as a category, and when encountered with the last name “Johnson” while researching for yesterday’s post… 1,925 more words


Nelson Figueroa hosts star-studded Charity Bowl to benefit Chai Lifeline

On Monday, former MLB pitcher and SNY analyst Nelson Figueroa held his First Annual Charity Bowl at Lucky Strike in Manhattan. On MLK Day 2017, a self-proclaimed “kid from Brooklyn” did his part to share his gifts and blessings with a fan that gave him a lucky bracelet eight years ago. 701 more words

Double G Sports

Stan Williams reflects on the Nasty Boys, Sweet Lou and the Reds

He was the pitching coach for the Nasty Boys. For Mario Soto and Jose Rijo. For Tom Browning and Danny Jackson. And he even coached The All-American Boy. 1,479 more words

Reds History

Boomer & Carton: John Franco Is Not The Weakest Link

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Mets great John Franco called into the show to assure his “coach” that he will not be a liability on the court during Friday night’s Joseph Lemm Memorial Celebrity Basketball Game at Carnesecca Arena. 49 more words