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Episode 6: The Doc Gooden Game, with Wendy Thurm

In 1985, Doc Gooden had a season for the ages, thrilling Mets fans and putting up numbers that still qualify as weapons-grade saber-porn: 25-3 W-L record, 1.53 ERA, 268 strikeouts, 276 innings pitched! Of course, we all remember Doc Gooden being awesome once upon a time, but does
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Extra Innings: Episode 5

As you might expect based on my proclivities, I have quite a bit of extra material from and pertaining to the game featured in episode 5. As Greg and I discuss, the daytime setting and the preponderance of signs on display in the crowd gave this game an almost classic feel.
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Episode 5: The Melvin Mora Game, with Greg Prince

I am legally obligated to say that today we’re gonna party like it’s 1999! You guys like that song, right? In episode 5, I talk with Greg Prince–one half of Faith and Fear in Flushing and the author of The Happiest Recap, a look back at the best Mets wins of the
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Extra Innings: Episode 3, the Rick Ankiel Game

As Jason and I discuss in episode 3, the 2000 NLCS had quite a bit of hype attached to it before the series began, with folks anticipating a hotly contested battle and a revival of the 1980s Mets-Cardinals rivalry. Neither of these outcomes materialized, but this clip from the
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Episode 3: The Rick Ankiel Game, with Jason Fry

Episode 3 is a wild one. Literally! Jokes! I’m pleased to welcome Jason Fry, who makes up one half of Faith and Fear in Flushing, “the Mets blog for fans who like to read.” Along with Greg Prince, Jason makes one of the best and best-written baseball sites in
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