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  1. Inside the numbers: Wright's hot streak

    Mark Simon

    The Mets have had myriad phrases over the years to describe hitters on good streaks, ranging from "The monster is out of the cage" (then-coach John Stearns on Mike Piazza) to "stupid hot," which has been a favorite term in the past for David Wright t...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. Mike Piazzas most memorable HRs

    Mark Simon

    Credit: AP Photo/Julie JacobsonMike Piazza had many curtain calls, including this one for breaking the catchers' home-run record.There was nothing more exciting as a Mets fan from 1998 to 2005 than seeing a home run hit by Mike Piazza. The Mets ha...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  3. Internet writers say Piazza is Hall-worthy

    Mark Simon

    Mike Piazza may not be inducted into Cooperstown on Wednesday, but one group of baseball media decided he was Hall-worthy. A group known as the Internet Baseball Writers of America (IBWAA -- of which this writer is a member) conducted its own vote...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  4. ESPN New York Hall of Fame: Mets

    Mark Simon illustrationVote: Pick the ESPN New York Hall of Fame class » In honor of ESPN New York's inaugural Hall of Fame ballot, here are my top five Mets: 1. Tom Seaver Seaver was an integral part of the Mets' turnaround from lovable los...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  5. Houston, hello!

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Mike MurphyThe Mets clinched a pennant in Houston in 1986, but they've also played many other memorable games in that city. Each Thursday, Mark Simon will commemorate the Mets' 50th season with stories and notes related to the history of th...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  6. Mets had their moments vs. Hoffman

    Mark Simon

    Lou Requena/AP Photo Mike Piazza's walk-off home run against Trevor Hoffman in April of 1999, was part of the success the Mets had against the now-retired closer. Even though the Mets hit only .192 against Trevor Hoffman, they had a good run of suc...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  7. These Mets were chipper vs Braves

    Mark Simon

    AP Photos Tommie Agee, Mike Piazza and Carlos Beltran are a few of the Amazin's who've aced Atlanta. Could Jeff Francoeur someday make the all-time list of Braves-killers in Mets history? Maybe the home run to win Tuesday's game (the first-ever ...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  8. First impressions of Jason Heyward

    Mark Simon

    In his first game against the Mets, on May 9, 1995, Atlanta Braves rookie Chipper Jones did what you'd expect him to do: he hit a ninth-inning game-winning home run, setting the stage for that which tormented Mets fans for years to come. Jones is ...

    Blog | April 23, 2010