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Saturday February 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. Central/ 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Join us for a little bit of everything. Cast your line and see what you catch with free gift, giveaways. Reel in some fun times. Keep your bow lines steady, as we head into turbulant weather fighting Domestic Violence. Put your sails up to glide through the sunshine with awesome guests, great music, tall tales, writers, and anyone that has a story to tell. Join Leesia Parrish- formerly Leesia Champion.
Stay tuned for a schedule of future programs, Down By The River in Tennessee!
The 2015 Winter Meetings are upon us. Coming off of their fun and improbable run to the championship of the National League, the Mets have several decisions to make that will impact the look of the 2016 team. How will they replace Yoenis Cespedes and Daniel Murphy? Is Ben Zobrist the answer? Is it wise to put everything else on hold, pending Zobrist's decision on where he will play next year?
How will the Mets handle center field? Is Denard Span the answer as the left-hand hitting part of a platoon with Juan Lagares? Should the Mets target a non-platoon option, such as Dexter Fowler? And then there's the bullpen. Having lost out on Darren O'Day and Joakim Soria, who is the current target? Jerry Blevins? Tony Sipp?
There are so many more decisions to make, with whether or not to bring Bartolo Colon back among them. So, let's try to sort it all out. Please join me, Rich Sparago, as I host the Rising Apple report tonight, December 7th, at 9 pm. I'll be joined by Sam Maxwell, Danny Abriano, and possibly Mike Lecolant. Greg Price from Faith and Fear in Flushing will be our guest, and we may even have another surprise or two.
You can access the show by the link below. Or you can give us a call at 646-929-0337.
We look forward to talking Mets Hot Stove Baseball with you!
With the Mets suprising and elation-inducing signing of Yoenis Cespedes, here at Rising Apple, we just HAD to continue the audible conversation. Spurred on by @NYM_News, Jaron and his father joins us for another Yo Special at 8pmET!
This time, we will be taking callers, so make sure you get your voice heard at 646-929-0337.
Talk to you at 8pmET!
Well, as the snow buries the northeast today, we here in New York City are fine getting snowed in, because we have La Potencia fire to gather 'round.
Today at 2:30pmET, the folks at Rising Apple gather on this special edition of the Rising Apple Report to discuss the Mets signing of Yoenis Cespedes, what this means for the franchise, what he has so far meant for the franchise, and some of our favorite moments from his stretch run. It's going to be a Cespedes Love Fest.
So, make sure you join us at 2:30pmET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
As 2016 veers in, The Rising Apple Report waves goodbye to an exciting (albeit ultimately disappointing) 2015 New York Mets season!
Sam Maxwell, Rich Sparago and Mike Lecolant get together on the eve of the eve of the eve to discuss their favorite moments from this past season, some underappreciated times less talked about, and their thoughts on where the Mets are going from here.
So, make sure you join us at 8pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
Today, Dellani and Christina welcome back Sue Senden, author of Clara's Wish, Lethal Boundaries, A Death of Convenience and more. So glad to have you back, Sue!
They also welcome two new voices to the show:
Terra James, author of Immortal: The Soulmate, Immortal: The Chosen, Chaotic Evolucion: Inception, Speaking Emotions. Welcome to the show, Terra!
Their third guest is Jake Combs, author of Haunted by Shadows.
We look forward to a super show with these three talented authors. As always, guests and listeners are welcome to join us in the chat room for the full BTR experience.
Happy New Year, Metsian Folk! The Rising Apple Report returns for its 1st episode of 2016! Brooklyn Trolley Blogger Mike Lecolant hosts, with site editor Danny Abriano and writer Rich Sparago joining them for all the piping hot Mets talk! Joining them as well will be long-time friend of Rising Apple and blogger Metstradamus, Mr. John Coppinger.
Well, after 4 years of waiting, it finally happened: Mike Piazza, the greatest hitting catcher of all time, has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame! AND as expected, he will don a Mets cap on his plaque. We'll discuss his career, our favorite memories, and what this means for the era of the 90's and 00's overall in future HOF voting.
Most fans have wished for a more active offseason following a pennant-winning year, but that has not occurred. Whether it's the debt the Wilpons are still living under, Sandy Alderson's reluctance to dole out long-term 2nd generation contracts, or both, we'll discuss the offseason so far, as well as options the Mets should still be considering, whether realistic they will pursue them or not.
So, join us at 6:30pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
We're starting off 2016 with a bang with some great authors. Two familiar voices and one new!
Whit McClendon joins us once more to talk about his book, Mage's Burden. It's a pleasure having him back on the show.
Also with is is author Marsha Casper Cook. Not only is she an author, but an editor and a Blog Talk Radio show host with her network, The World of Ink. Welcome back, Marsha!
Third is a new voice, Hebby Roman, author of Princess and the Templar, Tempt Fortune, Summer Dreams, among others.
Join us for a fun filled afternoon!
As we've done for the last few years, Christina Gigeure and Dellani Oakes are taking the day to chat together. We spend so much time talking to other authors, it's easy to put aside the fact that we both write. It also gives us a chance to relax after the holidays. So, tune in for Dellani's Tea Time and enjoy!
We hope you had a lovely holiday season and are ready to gear up for a great 2016! May it treat us all better than 2015!
Dellani and Rachel welcome the holiday season. Romance is in the air with these three lovely ladies.
First up is Paty Jager author of Husband for Christmas, Laying Claim, Doctor in Petticots, among others.
Next, they welcome Kristen Holt, author of Second Hand Bride, Drifter's Proposal, The Cowboy Steals a Bride and many more.
This is going to be a great show, with lots of books to choose from for holiday gifts -- and lots of laughs, as our gift to you.
And remember books make great gifts!
On Thursday, January 28th at 4PM EST - 6PM please join Barbara Ehrentreu for Red River Radio Tales from the Pages. My guests for this first show of the new year will be Rebecca Jaycox and Alonna Williams who writes for children and has written sci fi too. This looks to be a show you won't want to miss. Rebecca Jaycox has written The Other Inheritance, a YA book that delves into the realm of fantasy. Alonna Williams has written several books, Pirates of the Lost Cove: Journal of the Red Skull Book 1 and Pirates of the Lost Cove: The Skeleton Key - Book 2. and The Last Borns. Also there is always the possibility of guests calling in on any of my shows. Learn all about their lives and their writing as I interview both of these new authors.
Set your clocks back to Pacific Time folks. The NLDS between the Mets and Dodgers is knotted at two games apiece, sending everyone back to California for a decisive Game 5 at Chavez Ravine.
Rising Apple continues their coverage Wednesday evening at 9:00pm ET, with senior staff writer and host Michael Lecolant talking Mets baseball with featured guest Gary McDonald from MetsMusings.com.
The Mets' and Dodgers' intertwining New York histories, marvelous pitching performances, and hard play, have so far made for a fascinating four games.
Back when the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants eloped hand in hand to California, they left behind a lovechild whom the jilted citizens of New York City named the Metropolitans, or Mets for short. The histories of these three teams, therefore, will forever remain linked.
Generational differences first came to a head when the old establishment Los Angeles Dodgers took their expansion era junior to task during the 1988 National League championship series.
After 18 mostly trying seasons, the Mets finally exacted their revenge upon the Dodgers during the 2006 NLDS.
Last Friday, and for only the third time in their respective histories, the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers revisited their unresolved post-season rivalry.
They say family feuds are usually the worst kinds, and Game 2 proved it.
The Mets are traveling back west for one more night in Hollywood.
The Rising Apple Report will discuss it all tonight at 9pm sharp. The number to call is 646-929-0337.
Let's Go Mets!