Baseball Poetry: Tebow at the Bat

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By Dave Mitchner – Last Word On Baseball On May 28, 2017, the Lexington Legends hosted the Columbia Fireflies in a traditional double-header, scheduled for two seven-inning games. The Fireflies are the New York Mets Single-A team. Tim Tebow plays for the Fireflies, and his presence to a sellout. Seven thousand people were at this […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 45: The Extra Innings Problem

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Sunday night’s Chicago Cubs-New York Yankees contest on ESPN turned into a marathon. The game finally ended in the 18th inning when the Yankees pushed across a run to end the impromptu double header. This brought the discussion of extra innings to the forefront thanks to the national television […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 44: Mets Injury Crisis and Beanball Wars

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Joe Hojnacki begins by expressing his embarassment to be a Boston Red Sox fan amidst the racist jeers aimed at Adam Jones from a small minority of the Fenway crowd. He and Greg Hessen eventually go over the worsening New York Mets injury crisis, as they lose […] READ MORE


Jeurys Familia Suspended 15 Games

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By Josh Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball The New York Mets will be without their closer for the first 15 games of the 2017. On Wednesday, the Major league baseball handed down their decision in relation to a domestic violence incident involving Familia and his wife that occurred back on October 31 of last […] READ MORE




Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with the New York Mets

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By Sean Couch – Last Word On Baseball Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with the New York Mets One of the top free agents this offseason is now off the market. Sources have confirmed that Yoenis Cespedes has resigned with the New York Mets for a four-year deal worth $110 million. The deal is reported to be […] READ MORE


MLB Sleeper Prospects: Part 2

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By Marc Nolan – Last Word On Baseball Every year in Major League Baseball, teams have one or two prospects come out of obscurity to become legitimate Major League prospects. Whether through the development of an additional skill or maybe just seeing a player figure out some plus potential in a tool they already possess. […] READ MORE



Jacob deGrom Out For Season

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By Daniel Sperry – Last Word On Baseball Just as the New York Mets were jumping into the thick of the playoff race, they get some troubling news on one of their marquee starters. Jacob deGrom has been scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, and will be shut down for the […] READ MORE