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  • 01:27

    Rising Apple Report, Ep. 121 - 2015 New York Mets Recap, & a Look at What's Next

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    The offseason is officially upon us, and it began much later than we Mets fans are used to. Before we look forward to 2016, The Rising Apple Report and some of it's most senior veteran writers will gather to discuss the good, the bad, and the eventual follies of the 2015 New York Mets season.

    What were some of our favorite moments? Any player that stood out? With a season filled with so many memories, we look forward to discussing the best season in Citi Field history.

    And we will also briefly discuss the players to wear 21 in New York Mets history.

    So, make sure to join us at 9:30pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!

  • Ep. 120 The Rising Apple Report: 'Twas the night before Game One; NLDS Preview

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    We have reached the eve of the New York Mets first playoff game in nine years.

    Senior staff writer Michael Lecolant will host Friday evening's Rising Apple roundtable discussion, with site editor Danny Abriano, staff veteran Rich Sparago, and recent additions to the team Jack Irving and Devin Lintao, providing all the Mets analysis, opinion, and insight one could reasonably ask for.

    Allowing us to share her omniscience in all thing Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers will be my friend and our featured guest, Emma Amaya from A Dodger Blue World at MLBlogs.

    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 intertwined.

    Generational differences finally 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.

    Friday evening, and for only the third time in their respective histories, the New York Mets will oppose the Los Angeles Dodgers in post-season play.

    Family feuds are usually the worst kinds.

    Welcome to the 2015 NLDS folks.  And welcome to the 120th episode of the Rising Apple Report.

    The show starts at 9:00pm (ET) sharp!  Of course, you're welcome to participate.  The number to call is 646-929-0337.

  • 01:53

    Ep. #119 Rising Apple Report: Calm Before The Storm; Next Stop, Los Angeles

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    The Mets 2015 regular season ended on a high note thanks to Curtis Granderson.  

    The N.L. East champs did not, however, wrap up their final week of play in optimal fashion as fans would have preferred.

    On the west coast, the Los Angeles Dodgers took care of business winning 5 of their final 6 games to secure home field advantage through the upcoming NLDS.  

    The Mets, meanwhile, lost 5 of their last 6 games, as well as their last four home series, posting a 4-8 record in their final 12 games at Citi Field.

    The 2nd place Nationals also earned a measure of consolation over the Mets.  In a brilliantly dominating performance, Max Scherzer no-hit them in the first game of Saturday's (make-up game) double-header.   Washington then completed a sweep in the nightcap.

    Some question Terry Collins' strategy and implementation down the stretch, while others point to Yoenis Cespedes' decreased production as potential explanations for the team's recent slide.

    The crew at Rising Apple will attempt to make sense of it all.

    The omniscient Rich Sparago will host this evening's 119th episode of the Rising Apple Report.  He'll be joined by site editor Danny Abriano, senior staff writer Michael Lecolant, and the Converted Mets Fan Sam Maxwell.

    Together, they'll review the season that was, and discuss their major concerns as the Mets head into the post-season.

    The show starts at 9pm (EST) sharp.  As always, you're welcome to call and participate.  The number is 646-929-0337.

  • Rising Apple Report, World Series Special - The Mets Play Baseball Tonight

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    I don't feel right now as if I'm living in reality, but sure enough, though it feels surreal to type, the Mets are playing in the 111th Fall Classic this very evening, and I can't be any more pumped, prouder and happier in this moment. Whatever comes next is up to the fates, but to echo what Terry Collins has been saying, take nothing for granted and soak it all up. That's what the New York Metropolitans will be doing, and that is what this fanbase will be doing as well.

    The folks from Rising Apple will gather briefly on the fiber-optic airwaves to bask in the moment pre-game, while discussing all the things on our mind about the baseball the Mets are about to play.

    Take a deep breath, take it all in, and get pumped for the Mets to play World Series baseball. We will convene here at 6pm ET.


    LET'S. GO. METS.

  • 00:32

    Neil and Craig preview the 108th Apple Cup

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    Tune in as CougCenter's Craig Power's and Neil discuss the 2015 Apple Cup, and what the No. 20 Washington State Cougars need to do to secure their ninth win of the season.

  • 00:00

    Virtual Reality: Reviewing the New Samsung Gear VR

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    WSJ's personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler reviews the brand new Samsung Gear VR headset. Could virtual reality finally go mainstream?

  • Rising Apple Report, NLCS Special: 2 Down, 2 to Go, Off to Wrigley...

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    The playoffs march on, and so do the Mets! AND The Rising Apple Report! Sitting pretty up 2-0 on the Chicago Cubs, Mike Lecolant, Sam Maxwell, Devin Lintao and Taryn "The Coop" Cooper all know it ain't over till it's over!

    We'll recap the 1st two games of the series, as well as preview the following taking place on Waveland Avenue. Will the pitching continue to be filthy? Will Curtis Granderson continue to be an ex-factor? Will Daniel Murphy continue to be outrageous? Can the bullpen hold up? So many things to discuss, SO AMPED UP FOR IT!!!

    So, listen in at 8pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!

  • 00:54

    Tutwiler--Interviews on the Films from the Big Apple Film Festival 2015

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    Tutwiler is a film that sheds light on the treatment of inmates at Julia Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka, AL. It's based on actual events that have happened within the prison. It follows Lori, who is serving twenty years for vehicular manslaughter while drunk driving. While she is incarcerated she is raped by a security guard and becomes pregnant. The film picks up with Lori trying to navigate her relationship with her daughter Shay, while surviving life in unbearable conditions.

    I had the pleasure of screenind and doing Q and A for this film. This topic must be discussed and explored. So join us we are takling call ins. 

    Screened at the Big Apple  Film Festival To learn more http://www.tutwilermovie.com is the website andtwitter & instagram is @tutwilermovie

    If you'd like to support the "This is Diana Show"  purchase her books on this link.Thank you 

  • 01:54

    Canelo vs. Cotto Recap & Scorecard Debate! Klitschko vs. Fury Predictions!

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    The show begins with Recap from a busy weekend in boxing that featured a huge win by Canelo Alvarez over Miguel Cotto! Recap from fights in the US including HBO PPV card Vargas vs. Miura and from the UK as well! Plus, Preview and Predictions for the Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury Fight! Also, Preview & Predictions for the Showtime card topped by the main event between James Degale and Lucain Bute! Other Topics For Discussion- Preview the other fights on a busy schedule this week! -Danny Garcia vs. Robert Guerrero on January 23 PBC on FOX. - Debate the scorecards for the Canelo vs. Cotto fight. Were they too wide? Plus, More Current Fight News and discuss items in the Rumor Mill. Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio Call 646-381-4990 Listen Live or Join The Roundtable!

  • 00:18

    Russia vs Egypt plus Trump vs the media

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    We look at the growing rift between Russia and Turkey......the problem is that Turkey is a NATO member and we may have to get involved........Putin may also be testing NATO......on the domestic side, Trump is once again in an argument with the media.......the issue this time is a statement about people celebrating in New Jersey celebrating 9-11............the movie "Casablanca" premiered today in 1942 and the Dallas Cowboys had a very bad day....

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  • 03:42

    Atascocita Eagles vs. Rowlett Eagles vs Rowlett Ealges Play-by-Play

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    Atascocita Eagles vs. Rowlett Eagles vs Rowlett Ealges Play-by-Play

    Round Three of the 2015/16 Texas State High School Football playoffs

    Sonny Clark and Bill Serna - ON THE CALL!