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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 00:32

    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.

  • 00:46


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    Over the centuries, vinegar has been used for many purposes: making pickles, killing weeds, cleaning coffee makers, polishing armor, cleaning glass and dressing salads. It's also an ancient remedy to relieve any ailment you can think of. In recent years, apple cider vinegar has been singled out as an especially helpful health tonic. While many of the medicinal uses of vinegar are unproven (SO FAR), a few do have medical research backing them up. Some studies have shown that apple cider vinegar could help with several conditions:
    kill head lice ~ reverse aging ~ ease digestion ~ wash toxins from the body ~ obesity ~ diabetes ~ wart removal ~ disinfectant ~ helps with jelly fish stings ~ allergies (including pet, food and environmental) ~ sinus infections ~ acne ~ high cholesterol ~ flu ~ chronic fatigue ~ candida ~ acid reflux ~ sore throats ~ contact dermatitis ~ arthritis ~ gout....just to name a few

  • 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 

  • 01:27

    Rising Apple Report, Ep. 117 - 7.5 up with 16 to Go, But Anxiety Does Flow...

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    The Rising Apple Report returns at 9pm ET for its 117th episode! Jack Ganchrow will host, with site editor Danny Abriano and staff writers Sam Maxwell and Brian Farrell joining them for all the piping hot 1st place Mets talk!

    And 1st place the Mets do still reside in, and how lucky are we that they are only in a position on this offday for that to either change to 7 or 8 up? No matter whether the Mets could blow this, as our anxiety tells us is a potential for them to do, they can't on THIS offday that the Nats are playing, so let's bask in the current glory whilst awaiting the New York Yankees for what will most likely be the most juiced up Subway Series in regular season history.

    On top of the current positives and negatives we wil all go over as we head into this weekend's series, we wil also discuss the the players to wear #17 in Mets history, as well as the 1917 Brooklyn Robins and New York Giants seasons.

    So, join us at 9pm 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.