Steve Dalkowski

Steve Dalkowski Today they would say he was an urban myth. A kid who threw harder than the hardest throwers of all time. He was legendary without being a legend, just like the movie Bull Durham. Steve Dalkowski. If you were young and impressionable in the early 1960s...

Before and After Don Larsen

Before and After Don Larsen – Observations by JP Stanco Sandy Koufax didn’t do it. Greg Maddux didn’t do it.  Tom The Franchise Seaver never did it. Negative for Jim Palmer and Juan Marichal the Dominican Dandy. Warren Spahn won 20 games 13 times(!) and 363...

Andy Esposito Talks About Betances Deal

“He wants to dominate. He expressed that clearly.” So stated Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen at the presser welcoming his latest acquisition, former Yankees bullpen battler Dellin Betances. Since Christmas Eve Mets fans have been excited at the notion they’ll now be able...

Mo, Mike & Martinez Meet the Media

 Mr. 100% and his fellow new members of the Hall of Fame gathered in Manhattan on Wednesday to meet the media as they basked in the glow of their new status as immortals from the baseball field.     The glass barrier has been broken as Mariano Rivera elicited the full...

David Wright Retires: Esposito’s Take

Esposito: Wright Time, Wright Place, Wright Way To Go By Andy Esposito The Captain finally had to acquiesce to the reality of his physical limitations. His body, which had so skillfully allowed him to accrue the greatest quantity of hits (1,771), runs (949), doubles...

Good Night Dark Knight

Good Night to the Dark Knight By Andy Esposito  In what was described by Mets GM Sandy Alderson as the “end of an era,” he announced prior to the Friday night series opener against the Rockies that Matt Harvey had refused an assignment to the minor leagues and would...