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March 16, 2023

Turn and Embrace the Strange

Change is in the baseball air this spring, and some of it is no doubt daunting to lifelong fans who fell in love with what seemed like a perfect game as kids. Then again, as Greg and Jeff will attest, …

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March 8, 2023

A Taste of Spring

What can a Mets fan tell from one night at one Grapefruit League game? Jeff made the trek to West Palm Beach to take in the Mets who weren’t off to the WBC as they faced members of the defending …

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Feb. 23, 2023

Ghost Runners and the Great Beyond

As we grapple with the permanent implementation of the unnatural placement of a runner on second to start the tenth inning (and any inning that accidentally occurs thereafter), we look for ways to make the rule designed to cu...

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Feb. 16, 2023

Do You Know the Way to St. Lucie?

There’s always something there to remind us baseball season is on its way: Spring Training. These National League Town guys are in love with the Mets’ chances on the cusp of 2023. What our world needs now is every player …

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Feb. 9, 2023

Extra Cinematic Innings

In our previous episode, we shared National League Town’s Favorite Baseball Movies. In the sequel, we talk about the films that constitute our viewing experience’s bench strength. They’re the baseball movies we like a lot if ...

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Feb. 2, 2023

The Balcony Is Open

With Pitchers & Catchers still a little ways away, that means it’s time for Directors & Actors. National League Town turns its attention to its Favorite Baseball Movies, as Greg and Jeff take turns counting down the five film...

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Jan. 26, 2023

Party of Five

National League Town celebrates the announcement of a quintet of new entries for the Mets Hall of Fame: Inductees Al Leiter, Howard Johnson, Gary Cohen and Howie Rose along with Hall of Fame Achievement Award Winner Jay Horwi...

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Jan. 19, 2023

The Dog Days of Winter

As if signing Tommy Pham isn’t enough to get a Mets fan through the January doldrums, National League Town presents an invitation for Scott Boras to grab a bite; some timeless advice regarding audio cassettes and ticket stubs...

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Jan. 12, 2023

Expanding Our Horizons

It’s been 25 years since Major League Baseball added any teams. Perhaps we’re overdue for some new company. National League Town thinks out loud about what modern expansion might look like, where relocation might come to pass...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Swoop, There He's Not

No deal got done, no games were played and only questions are left in his wake, but the Carlos Correa Era in Flushing was a heckuva time for every Mets fan who lived through it. Greg and Jeff get together …

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Jan. 5, 2023

One Last Glance Back

The year we just lived in has suddenly become history. How will we remember 2022? We start 2023 by taking our first shot at putting last season in a little historical perspective. Greg and Jeff pick their bests and not-so-goo...

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Dec. 29, 2022

Sometimes a Fantasy is All You Need

Have you ever been or thought about going to a New York Mets fantasy camp? Mets fan Kerby Valladares just went and he joins National League Town to tell Greg and Jeff what it’s all about down in Port St. …

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Dec. 24, 2022

Big Hall Guys

Just in time for the holidays, National League Town reconvenes its New York Mets Hall of Fame review process and confirms its previous verdict that a lot — A LOT — more Mets and Mets figures deserve plaques in that …

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Dec. 21, 2022

Swoop, There He Is

Just when you think one of the free agent apples of Steve Cohen’s eye has eluded his grasp, the owner of the New York Mets swoops in and grabs Carlos Correa, the multifaceted star shortstop the San Francisco Giants had …

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Dec. 13, 2022

Everywhere a Signing

When Steve Cohen owns your favorite baseball team, you come to expect moves will be made in the offseason. Still, expectations are getting surpassed all the time this offseason, with free agent contracts for — deep breath — J...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Justin Time

Jacob who? National League Town is suddenly all about likely Hall of Famer Justin Verlander. And former All-Star Jose Quintana. And lefty reliever Brooks Raley, even. The Mets are stocking up on pitchers who weren’t here last...

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Dec. 4, 2022

The End of Jake's Era

UPDATED with the Justin Verlander signing! For better (which you can rationalize) or worse (which you can feel in your bones), Jacob deGrom is no longer a New York Met. National League Town processes the news; remembers the h...

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Dec. 1, 2022

It’s the Time Between Seasons

December’s arrival indicates the Baseball Equinox is nigh. How nigh? Listen in and find out how soon we will reach the exact midpoint between the end of the previous season and the beginning of the forthcoming season — or whe...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Detecting Some Winners

Kevin Chapman, author of the Mike Stoneman series of thrillers, joins National League Town (30:23) to a offer glimpse inside his latest book, Dead Winner , and respond to speculation about why Detective Stoneman conveniently ...

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Nov. 10, 2022

Sugar Rush

The Mets wasted no time securing the services of Edwin Diaz as their closer for several more years, and Greg and Jeff waste no time exchanging verbal high-fives over the club’s decision to act quickly. Now, they ask, what abo...

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Oct. 27, 2022

A Less Than Classic Fall

The same postseason that once included the Mets plows ahead to the Fall Classic, where a team the Mets beat 14 of 19 times and finished 14 games behind the Mets will represent the National League — not that we’re …

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Oct. 13, 2022

What Kind of Year Has It Been?

Ah, 2022, the year the Mets won 101 games and made the playoffs with ease. Ah, 2022, the year the Mets blew the division title and were bounced from the postseason almost as soon as they got there. Each of …

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Oct. 10, 2022

Now Leaving Playoff Mode

The Mets shifted from postseason to offseason in two blinks of an L. A great year gets lost in a lousy finish, but that possibility resides within the fine print any time your team clinches something. Greg and Jeff talk …

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Oct. 9, 2022

Survival of the Mettest

Jacob deGrom was himself. The Met offense was itself. The 2022 postseason is still in progress. Greg and Jeff process all that went right in Game Two of the National League Wild Card Series; get past all that is wrong …

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