(Cesar Hernandez approaching the plate after his first-inning home run – Photo by Jason Schott)
Marcus Stroman’s time with the Mets has not gone as well as they hoped since they made the shocking move to acquire him at the trade deadline in late July.
Continue reading Stroman Stun By Phillies, Who Hand Mets First Shutout in 7 Weeks
(Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz on the mound searching for answers Friday night – Photo by Jason Schott)
When the Mets acquired Edwin Diaz in the offseason, they thought they were bringing in one of the top closers in baseball after he saved 57 games with the Seattle Mariners last season.
Continue reading Callaway: Diaz “not getting the ball where he wants to”
(The celebration was on after the Mets’ walk-off win on Friday night – Photo by Jason Schott)
Friday night’s Mets game against the Phillies at Citi Field was a typical one for them in this crazy season.
Continue reading Mets Literally Get Walk-Off Win Against Phillies
The Brooklyn Cyclones won their New York-Penn League Semifinals Series in the third and final game over the Hudson Valley Renegades, 4-3, on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth on Friday night at MCU Park.
Continue reading Cyclones Beat Hudson Valley On Walk-Off To Win NYPL Semis
(Pete Alonso returning to the dugout after hitting his historic home run – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Mets announced that the organization has reached a historic game-used merchandise agreement with rookie first baseman Pete Alonso.
Continue reading Mets, Alonso Reach Merchandise Agreement
Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Borders
By Jo Boaler
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover; $26.99
Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the faculty director of youcubed, an education resource that has reached over 230 million students. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning, as well as nine mathematic books and numerous research articles.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: “Limitless Mind” By Jo Boaler
(James Paxton was throwing heat on Tuesday night – Photo by Jason Schott)
James Paxton had a phenomenal August, and he kept it rolling in September, as he threw seven shutout innings to lead the Yankees to a 10-1 win on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Continue reading Yankees’ Paxton Pushing It At The Right Time
(Aroldis Chapman fires one in earlier this season – Photo by Jason Schott)
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been voted the American League Reliever of the Month for August, and Felipe Vázquez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been named the National League Reliever of the Month honors.
Continue reading Chapman Claims Second Straight Reliever Of Month Award For Yankees
The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius
By Bob Batchelor
Diversion Books; hardcover, 400 pages; $27.99; available today, September 3
When people think of the 1920s and Prohibition, the name Al Capone comes to mind immediately, but there was a bigger player on the scene, a man many believe accumulated more wealth than the notorious gangster, and he did it with a lot more sophistication.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Bourbon King” On Prohibition’s Evil Genius
The Glass Woman
By Caroline Lea
Harper; hardcover, 392 pages; $27.99; available today, September 3
The Glass Woman is centered on a young woman caught in a loveless marriage faces dangers real and imagined in 17th-century Iceland.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Glass Woman” By Caroline Lea