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Tug McGraw's Son, Tim, Makes His Own World Series Appearance

Tim McGraw, award-winning country singer and actor, threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Game 4 of the World Series between the Mets and Royals.  His connection to major league baseball is that his father, Tug McGraw, was a pitcher for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies during 1965 to 1984. 52 more words

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#TBT: Roger Maris Hits Number 61

Today is October 1st and though it is 20 years ago today that the New York Yankees clinched the first-ever American League Wild Card, a greater event happened 34 years prior to that moment. 395 more words

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The 2015 New York Mets: One Month To Go

It has been a weird, strange season for the Mets. They have had the highs of a franchise record-tying 11-game winning streak, several 7-game winning streaks, sweeping a season series against a National League team for the first time ever (they went 7-0 against Colorado), and historic (team-wise) home run production. 506 more words


Remembering '65: Lowly Mets send Dodgers reeling

By Jon Weisman

Here’s a game, within a series, within a season, that would have driven Dodger fans on Twitter crazy. 876 more words

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Sports Songs: Evel Knievel, Mudcat Grant, Jake Lamotta, Johnny Bench, Tug McGraw, Guy Lafleur

In this edition of Sports Songs, Rick Gieser plays spoken word performances by big name athletes, including Evel Knievel, Mudcat Grant, Jake Lamotta, Johnny Bench, Tug McGraw and Guy Lafleur! 9 more words

Sports Songs With Rick Gieser

"Ya Gotta Believe"

There is a strange psychological phenomenon that takes place when the subconscious is in sync with one’s personal conscious beliefs.  We attract positive outcomes. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog about the Mets, Baseball is rife with life metaphors we can apply to our own aspirations. 306 more words


Banana Bread and George Theodore's Sweet Tooth

My grandmother, of Slovak origin, made certain foods I could barely pronounce, let alone digest.  Among these old-world favorites (at least in eastern Slovakia, near the Ukrainian border), were… 1,011 more words