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  • 01:30

    The Rising Apple Report: Ep. 104

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    The Rising Apple Report turns 104 today as Sam Maxwell and Michael Lecolant bring you the latest AND BEST Mets talk on the internet!


    The Mets bounced back after a terrible series in Pittsburgh to sweep the other Penn squad, pushing their record to 27-21. We'll break down the current Mets state, including the recent surge of Wilmer Flores. We'll also discuss the afternoon's trade of Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Angels for cash considerations.


    And we'll break down the players to wear #4 in Mets history, as well as the '04 squad. Yay.


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

  • 01:41

    Ep #106 - Rising Apple Report: Night Flight; Here Come The Champs

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    Welcome to the Night Flight from Phoenix...


    The Mets are off today, flying home from Arizona where they gained a series split with the Diamondbacks.


    On Tuesday, they begin a series against the defending world champions, San Francisco Giants.


    For tonight's 106th episode of the Rising Apple Report, the Converted Met Fan Sam Maxwell and the Brooklyn Trolley Blogger Michael Lecolant will review the Arizona series that was, and preview the upcoming set against the incoming Giants.


    They'll additionally analyze the Mets' standing as they enter their 2nd trimester of the season, as well as take a look back at the 2006 season, and players who've worn #6 in Mets history.


    As an extra added feature the boys will take a retrospective look at the 1915 New York Giants baseball club, and the Giants  overall time spent in upper Manhattan.


    Should be a lot if fun.


    As always, you're more than welcome to join the conversation.  The number to call is 646-929-0337.  The show kicks off at 8:00pm ET sharp.

  • Series 1- ''The Heart Of Nehemiah '' Rising Above Discouragement''

    in Religion

    Scriptures: Nehemiah (book); Joshua 1:6-8; Romans 8:35-39


    We invite you to join us every Tuesday and Thursday for the teaching of God's Word. Join us @ 10:00 Am Est.  call in and listen @ 347-237-5593 or join us on the web @ www.blogtalkradio.com/in-his-presence-ministrywe


    May God bless you as you take time out  to share in His Word!

  • Ep. 111 - Trade Deadline: 3 Days Left For Another Mets Move

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    We're juiced up for the potential possibilities in the coming days after the Mets and we're gonna keep getting on air to talk about it. Mike Lecolant and Sam Maxwell bring you all the up-to-the-date action on the 111th episode of the Rising Apple Report.


    Joining us tonight is Jaron, a 13-year-old kid who runs the extremely popular Instagram account @NYM_News. He was trying to get on air last night on our Metsian Exhale (Episode 110 1/2) So, we'll give him room to vent on all the movement around the league, including the Troy Tulowitzki/Jose Reyes trade.


    Along with the Mets/Padres game that will hopefully be wrapped up, we'll discuss the number 11 in Mets history, as well as the 2011 season.


    So, join us at 11pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!


    As always, you can join in the conversation at 646-929-0337!

  • 01:31

    Episode 94, The Rising Apple Report: Camp Bravado is open for business

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    The caleder still says February, the temperature in the northeast is still below freezing, and for many the winter snow has been relentless.  However, nothing advertises a changing of the season quite like Spring Training.


    Port St. Lucie is finally open for business.  All position players were due by Tuesday, and today marked the first day of full squad workouts.


    Over the winter, the Mets contracted a strong case of confidence.  Tonight's 94th episode of the Rising Apple Report will swing the gates open to Camp Bravado, and debate the merits of their words.


    If the Mets indeed seem emboldened to you, perhaps the return of Matt Harvey is one reason why.  On March 6th, he will tentatively take the mound and face live competition for the first time since 2013.


    Also up for discussion are the potential crowding of the bullpen and a lack of another lefty, Lucas Duda's injury, the never ending quest to rectify shortstop, the 1994 regular season, and much more.


    Rising Apple staff writer Rich Sparago will host this evening's discussion, and will be joined by fellow staff writer Michael Lecolant.  As always, you are most welcome to call the show and join the conversation.


    The number is 646-929-0337.  The show starts at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.

  • 01:26

    Epidode 91 - The Rising Apple Report: A Winter of Dissatisfaction?

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    The Mets hot stove is failing to generate sufficient heat.  That's the sentiment among a growing number of fans.


    While the N.L. East has worked itself into a trading frenzy this winter, the Mets lone off-season acquisition remains outfielder Michael Cuddyer.


    With a shortstop situation screaming for resolution, and a need for a lefty in the bullpen, Mets boosters are growing increasingly perturbed with the lack of front office activity.


    Clearly then, ownership's financial straits continue to hamper team operations.  Ticket prices are rumored to be going up this coming season, yet, there's been no uptick in payroll.


    How is it possible then, Fred Wilpon was named to head Major League Baseball's finance committee?


    Tonight, the 91st episode of the Rising Apple Report will try and make sense of it all.  Rich Sparago will host what is sure to be a spirited roundtable discussion, and will be joined by fellow Rising Apple staff writers Michael Lecolant and Kevin Baez.


    Joining the crew to share his insights will be special guest, John Coppinger, from MetstradamusBlog.com.


    Tonight's opening pitch is at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.


    Of course, we'd love to have you call in as well.  Please do, at 646-929-0337.

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  • 00:32

    Rising Costs for Employees - Sport of Winning

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    Rising costs of employees is always a big concern for any business owner; and especially a start-up.  Listen in to Video Broadcast Services President, Marcia Hawkins and Vice President, Kyle Clouse and learn how to navigate the rising costs of employees.  Insurance, taxes, benefits, pay and time off are all aspects of an employee that business owners must consider.  Learn new strategies that will help you in making the best decisions when hiring new employees.

  • 00:16

    Rising Coaches Elite

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    Rising Coaches Elite

  • 00:48

    Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening - DA Roberts

    in Books

     DA Roberts was born in rural Missouri to a working class family.  His early life centered around family, the farm and school.  Early on, his mother instilled in him a deep love of reading, which continues to this day.  His mother always encouraged his writing, even as a child...when it wasreally bad.   Hopefully, it’s gotten better. 
        Throughout a diverse career, DA has been a soldier, a factory worker, a security officer, a bouncer, a lab technician, and most recently... a Corrections Officer.  DA loves being a C.O. almost as much as he loves writing.  Ragnarok Rising gave him an outlet for both.
        DA has been married to his wife, Annette, for nineteen years.  They have three great sons, Nathan, Nicholas and Noah.  They also have an English Mastiff named Xander.  He thinks he’s one of the boys, too.
         When not playing C.O. or writing, DA enjoy geo-caching, role-playing games, reading, riding my mountain bike, cooking, camping and most of all...spending time with his family.
    Connect with DA http://ragnarokrising.weebly.com

  • 01:17

    Rising Apple Report Episode 99- Let The Games Begin!

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    It's Easter Sunday. We are in the midst of Passover too. And in the sports world, it's the first day of baseball season! Though the Mets begin play for real on Monday, April, 6th, the Major League season begins tonight as the Cardinals take on the Cubs in Chicago.


    The Rising Apple team will be conducting a special roundatable discussion of all things Mets. We'll chat about the 8-man bullpen, innings limits for Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, the team's 19-12-2 Spring Training record, the roster, and much more as we're on the eve of the Mets' 2015 season. We'll even let you know who we think is going to win the World Series.


    Join Danny Abriano, Mike Lecolant, Dan Haefli, and maybe more writers from the Rising Apple staff to engage in some fun Mets dialogue at 9 pm, Sunday, April 5th. I (Rich Sparago) will be your host as we count the hours until Mets baseball.


    So listen in, give us a call, we'd love to hear from you! Let's celebrate the return of Mets baseball with the 99th edition of the Rising Apple Report!