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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.
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!
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.
Let the countdown begin!
Pitchers and catchers report to camp on February 19th, and the first full squad workout is scheduled for February 26th.
Until then, it's time to heave another log into the old Hot Stove.
Michael Lecolant will be hosting tonight's 92nd episode of the Rising Apple Report. Joining him from the RA staff will be the Converted Mets Fan, Sam Maxwell.
Their guests will include Stephen Keane from KranepoolSociety.com, and John Pielli, host of the Passed Ball Show at JohnPielli.com.
Sandy Alderson still has work to do. That will kick off the evening's discussion.
If his mind is truly focused on contending in 2015, he'd still be trying to resolve an unsatisfactory situation at shortstop, pursuing another established left-hander for the bullpen, and avoiding a logjam in the starting rotation.
They'll also discuss the appearance of six Mets on Keith Law's top 100 prospects list, and the interview that took place between Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Commissioner Robert Manfred regarding the Wilpons financial condition.
The show kicks off at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.
As always, your participation is most welcome. Please call the Rising Apple Report at 646-929-0337.
What is the recipe for a successful life? Do all little boys have to play baseball? Are hotdogs good for us? How much sugar is in apple pie? Is life a picnic? Do you think people are really happy in life or pretending to accept the world around them?
What do you think reflects a person's success in life? Let's talk about it all. If we don't look at what success is how can we expect our children to reach a level of sucess to be self-sustainable?
Great day everyone. Apple shared with the world a new device that a lot of people are going to get. ? Watch is set to change the lives for everyone willing to pay the price for this completely luxury accessory. I will discuss some of the things that wasn't discussed during the keynote and I'll answer teh most important question, should you buy one?
Tonight will mark the 90th episode of the Rising Apple Report. Senior staff writer Michael Lecolant will hos this evening,
Joining the show for a first time will be a recent, and welcome addition to the Rising Apple staff, Justin Weiss.
Returning to share anecdotes from their recent QBC experience will be Mets fan extraordinaire/photographer Sharon Chapman, and “A Gal For All Seasons” Taryn “the Coop” Cooper.
This evening, the Rising Apple Report will also feature ruthless baseball analysis from the best writer you’ve never heard of, author Paul Lebowitz.
Together, they’ll continue discussing the recent Queens Baseball Convention, how recent transactions have shaken up the N.L. East, share some retrospective thoughts on the 1990 season, and stray anywhere else the conversation may lead.
Of course, you’re always welcome to join. Give the show a call tonight at 646-929-0337. Rising Apple would be happy to hear from you.
Tonight’s podcast starts at 9:00pm EST.
With two weeks remaining before pitchers and catchers are due to report, the New York Mets still have unsettled business.
The failure to trade Dillon Gee thus far poses a log jam in the starting rotation, and potentially crowds the bullpen with yet another right-hander. Unless something changes, it seems then, southpaw Josh Edgin is destined for an abusive workload.
Meanwhile, the general manager down ticked his personal expectations this season by one game, to 89 victories, yet is formulating a tentative plan to monitor Matt Harvey's innings in order to have him pitch into October. In much clearer terms, Terry Collins is also making pretty bold playoff predictions for the upcoming season.
The 93rd episode of the Rising Apple Report will discuss these matters, and more. Hosting this evening's roundtable discussion will be Rich Sparago. He will be joined by fellow staff writers Michael Lecolant and Chris Schubert.
Tonight's special guest will be Greg Prince, from FaithAndFearInFlushing.com.
They'll also discuss the recent departure of SNY's pre and post game analyst, Bobby Ojeda, and of course, revisit the 1993 regular season.
The show starts at 9:00pm (EST) sharp. You're always welcome to call and join the discussion. The number to dial is 646-929-0337.
Tynicka and Liz discuss how the Apple Watch redefines the category and makes predictions on it's success. Spoiler alert: the don't agree! Check back here for show notes and links to resources.
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This episode begins with Recap from a very busy fight weekend full of close fights from the PBC on NBC featuring Garcia vs. Peterson & Quillin vs. Lee! -Also, Recap the PPV War between Rocky Martinez and Orlando Salido from Puerto Rico! Plus, Preview, Debate, & Predictions for HBO Doubleheader Main Event between Lucas Matthysee and Ruslan Provodnikov! (Including the Co-Feature Crawford vs. Dulorme!) Also, we Preview & Predict the Chavez Jr. vs. Fonfara Main Event on Showtime! Other Topics For Discussion-The plot thickens in the Kovalev vs. Stevenson Drama after Kathy Duva pulls Sergey Kovalev out of a planned purse bid this Friday because of his HBO contract. -Quick Recap of The Fight Game with Jim Lampley on HBO. -Cotto vs. Geale & Khan vs. Algieri both official at the Barclays Center! Plus, More Current News Topics! Call 646-381-4990 Listen Live or Join The Roundtable! Your Voice Will Be Heard! Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio!
This Just In ... Rick Tamlyn is riffing with the world in his new series, This Just In with Rick Tamlyn.
The concept for this program came about because Rick has always given the world his inspiration, and - in his own words - he sees a world that doesn’t focus on the “bad” news of the day, he sees a world that celebrates the power of human potential, a world in which people tap into their own creative power and create a bigger game – no matter how public or personal - that benefits not only them - also their community and ultimately the world at large.
Expect just about anything in this series, which premieres on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8 AM ET, and airs bi-monthly. The second April program airs on April 20th.
Did you miss last year's special on "Class vs Ass...The Definition of True Beauty", where we discussed exactly what being a beautiful, respectable and classy woman is all about and how men view women who do things like: twerk, make duck faces, play sexual games, flirt and have sex on the first night? If so, tune into "The BEST of The Dedan Tolbert Show" TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST for a special rebroadcast. Listen 7 nights a week by calling 646 200 0366 or online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com..."Real Radio that Matters".
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