• 00:03

    Mike Piazza Montage

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    Hear a montage of highlights from Mike Piazza's career in New York on the day he is elected into the Mets Hall-of-Fame. 

  • 00:42

    Ep. 53 - No Piazza Party for the Kids in the Hall

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    The Rising Apple Report reconvenes again for its 53rd episode! Dan Haefeli will be hosting this week, joined by Report veteran Sam Maxwell, as well as returning guest Gary Mack, host of his own podcast, Mets Musings, on which Sam was a guest last month.


    The big news of the day, of course, is the Hall of Fame. We Mets fans are dismayed that former Mets catcher Mike Piazza was not elected, appearing on just 62.2% of the ballots. We'll break down this year's inductees, and project ahead to what continues to look like a stacked ballot for the next several years.


    Last time Gary joined us, we discussed our hopes for the 2014 Mets roster and outfield in particular. Since then, it has shaped up with the signings of Chris Young and former Yankee Curtis Granderson to surround defensive ace Juan Lagares, and the rotation was bolstered by the signing of Bartolo Colon. We'll break down what we'd like to see the lineup look like, and where we'd like to see any additional moves before spring training starts next month.


    So, join us at 6:30PM ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!

  • 00:30

    Ep. 39 - A Closing Day Piazza Induction Special!

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    And we have reached the (unfortunate) finale!
    The Rising Apple Report wraps up its first season with a bonus Closing Day special! Sam Maxwell will host, with Rich Sparago calling in live from the Citi Field parking lot!
    The last series of the season has been a microcosm of how poorly the Mets have played at home all year (32-48). We'll discuss some theories on why they played so much better in other people's ballparks (41-40).
    Terry Collins will receive, as speculated, a 2-year extension. We'll discuss how we feel about this first bit of offseason news.
    And Mike Piazza will be a Mets Hall of Famer in a couple of hours. We'll reminisce on some of our favorite memories regarding the all-time catcher.
    So, tune it at 11:30AM ET for the last in-season episode of the Rising Apple Report!

  • 00:57

    Open Mike: MLB Hall of Fame 2015 Show

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    Tonight we debate the final voting for the 2015 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Up for the Hall this year are Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggo, and the steroid boys of Bonds and Clemens. Who gets in? Who is left out? What does it mean? Tune in.

  • 00:46

    Watchdog HR 3: Yanks Future, Piazza and Puck Talk

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    Mike discusses the future of the Yankees post Mariano Rivera, and remembers Mike Piazza on the eve of his induction to the Mets Hall of Fame. Watchdog contributor Nick Pearl talks about the new NHL playoff setup, and previews the Rangers and Islanders going into the 2013-2014 season. 

  • 02:04

    Weekend Watchdogs: Tank Job, Divisional Playoffs, HOF Reaction

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    Mike Silva and Joe Buono talk to Knick beat reporting Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal about the team's fire sale this week. Nick Kostos of Sirius-XM breaks down the weekend of NFL divisional playoff games, and his thoughts on the progress of the Jets head coach/GM search. The guys react to the snubbing of Mike Piazza by the BBWAA, the upcoming NCAA football championship game and how we can spend our sports winter in New York.

  • 00:40

    Landscape designer Vivian Piazza joins this week's podcast

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    Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we welcome ally, friend and guest Vivian Piazza. Vivian is a landscape designer and owner of Earth Angel Garden Design in Nassau County, NY.    After spending over 20 years in the music business, Vivian left the corporate world and, following her passion for plants and design, re-invented herself.
    At the height of her music business career, Vivian was VP of Media Relations for Epic Records, part of Sony Music.   Spanning 24 years and four record labels, she has handled PR campaigns for Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Bonnie Raitt, Crowded House, and hundreds of other musical artists.  
    In 2003, as the music business was changing and labels were downsizing, Vivian was laid off.  Although music was (and still is) a huge part of her life, instead of staying in a shrinking business, she went back to school (at the age of 44) and studied Horticulture and Landscape Design.   She designs rooftop and terrace gardens, as well as residential and commercial landscapes.   She literally went from having an office with a view of the park to working in the park!  

  • Ep. 89 - New Year, HOF and the Queens Baseball Convention

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    Rising Apple Report took quite the hiatus to end 2014, but we are back strong with a jam-packed episode to kick off 2015! Sam Maxwell (@convertedmetfan) will host, with Editor Danny Abriano (@D_Abriano) along for the ride.


    Joining them as well will be a couple representitives of the 2nd Annual Queens Baseball Convention, this weekend at Citi Field's McFadden's: Keith Blacknick- second in Command over at Metspolice.com and one of the co- founders of the QBC (@Mediagoon) and Dan Twohig, occasional contributor to MetsPolice.com and along with Keith and Shannon Shark (@metspolice), one of the co-founders of the QBC (@dtwohig). They'll give us insight on what to expect from this year's fan-organized Mets celebration and of course their take on all things Orange and Blue.


    Items of interest this week include the continuing shortstop saga...or anti-saga...Mike Piazza's close-but-not-quite-yet Hall of Fame ballot announced today, the resigning of Buddy Carlyle, and of course, the QBC.


    So, join us at 7pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!

  • 01:34

    RTU: #211 - Joe Caporoso From Turn on the Jets.com

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    The boys are back for the first episode of 2015 and it's fitting that the year "kicks off" (see what we did there?) with friend of the show, Joe Caporoso from Turn On The Jets.  Joe Cap will join Cal and Sanpete to talk about the Jets search for a new GM/coach, and if it's necessarily the end of the world as we know it if it's not quite in that order.  The Giants are in search of a defensive coordinator, who's it going to be for Big Blue?  It's also 2 days removed from Sanctimonymania! and the fellas will talk about the baseball Hall of Fame selections and Piazza-Gate. 


    All this, along with a little hockey talk, a check in on Bishop Big Doughnut's eating habits early in 2015, and maybe Bed Bath and Beyond... if there's time, if there's time.  Tonight, 10:00 EST, Ready to Unload with Cal and Sanpete.  Be there!

  • 02:02

    Weekend Watchdogs: Woody and the Jets, HOF Ballot

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    Mike Silva and Joe Buono kick off 2015 discussing Woody Johnson's search for the next GM/Head Coach combo for the Jets. Tuesday's Baseball Hall-of-Fame annoucement is sure to be controversial. The guys gives their preferred candidates and discuss the process with Howard Megdal of Capital New York. Hear some thoughts on the College Football Championship and this weekend's NFL Wild Card Weekend. 

  • 00:41

    Jo Piazza: Hollywood, Writing a Best Seller, Every Day Life

    in Lifestyle

    Jo Piazza is Executive News Director for the magazines In Touch and Life & Style. She is  regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York, Glamour, Gotham, The Daily Beast and Slate. Jo has also appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR.
    She is the author of the highly acclaimed bestseller  “Celebrity Inc.: How Famous People Make Money,” an economic case study of the Hollywood Industrial Complex.
    Jo joins us today to discuss her newly released novel, “Love Rehab: A Novel in 12 Steps.”
    Jo holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and a Masters in Religious Studies from New York University.  
    Visit  http://www.jopiazza.com   @jopiazza
    Connect with Deb:  Website  @GreenSkyDeb

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