New York Mets http://wamc.org en Ed Lucas http://wamc.org/post/ed-lucas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For the last several weeks, we have had a terrific team of interns helping with the task of putting this and other WAMC programs on the air. Throughout the semester, you have heard from our other interns - Patrick Garrett and Josh Natoli. This morning you will hear from Blaise Bryant.</p><p>Blaise is a senior at the College of St. Rose in Albany and is a Communications major. He is also blind. With a lifelong interest in sports and sports broadcasting, Blaise speaks this morning with one of his heroes, Ed Lucas.</p><p>For nearly 55 years, journalist Ed Lucas has proven there are no true handicaps in life. Despite his dreams of making baseball's big leagues, Lucas lost his sight at the age of 12 after being hit in the face with a line-drive. While unable to play the game, he has been a presence in the New York sports scene for more than half a century as a reporter covering the Yankees and Mets.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Blaise Bryant 80118 at http://wamc.org Ed Lucas Dallas Green and "The Mouth That Roared: My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball" http://wamc.org/post/dallas-green-and-mouth-roared-my-six-outspoken-decades-baseball <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From profanity-laced clubhouse tirades and outspoken opinions on the state of the game to tears at an emotional funeral for his murdered granddaughter, Dallas Green tells his story for the first time in this autobiography. In his nearly 60 years in baseball as a pitcher; manager of three franchises, including both New York squads, the Mets and Yankees; general manager; and executive, Dallas Green has never minced words or shied away from making enemies.</span></p><p>This larger-than-life baseball personality shares insights from the mound, the dugout, and the front office as well as anecdotes of some of the game’s biggest stars and encounters with the press, player agents, and the unions.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70848 at http://wamc.org Dallas Green and "The Mouth That Roared: My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball" Robert Ostertag - 50 opening days with the New York Mets http://wamc.org/post/robert-ostertag-50-opening-days-new-york-mets <p>Making it through 50 of anything is quite an accomplishment. Going to 50 baseball games in a lifetime, for people not in the industry, is a feat likely held by a slight percentage of fans. Going to 50 opening days for a single team is an accomplishment shared by a chosen few, the fan elite. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 16:40:01 +0000 61640 at http://wamc.org Robert Ostertag - 50 opening days with the New York Mets Vox Pop : Open Forum – Baseball : 4/4/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-baseball-4412 <p>It is finally here; tonight marks the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, otherwise known as opening day.</p><p>We&rsquo;re talking baseball today and we want your take on the upcoming season. Will the New York Yankess re-take the crown and continue their overall winning record? Can the Boston Red Sox pull another coup and take the American League East pennant? Will the New York Mets&rsquo; wins add up to double digits?</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 36215 at http://wamc.org