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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    A Funny, Sad Tale of How The Mighty Fell

    Amazingly for a book written by sportswriters (the masters of condensation) this book is a well written, riveting tale from end to end. The authors, having had intimate connections with the Mets from the 1980s onward, were firsthand witnesses to the fall of the franchise from its 80s domination to a cellar dwelling laughingstock. While the subject of the book is centered around the dreadful, boring 1992 Mets, the authors show how that team came about ¿ and why the Mets, from World Champions with a robust farm system in 1986, came to such a low point only six years later. This in depth look also lets some Mets off the hook (the rape charges against Gooden were bogus, as was the infamous accusation about David Cone¿s ¿bullpen show¿) while taking others to task (Eddie Murray was every bit as bad as his reputation said, Vince Coleman was a turf monster). Every baseball executive ¿ or at least the Mets front office ¿ should consider this book required reading, as should any Mets fan. A great gift if you can get your hands on a copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2003

    Lousy base team, but a great read

    The authors give an inside glimpse at the great powerful Mets teams of the late 80s (when the Mets ruled New York) and that team's sad decline. Chock full of inside tidbits and funny stories, it's a great read for every Mets fan. Despite the tabliod nature of the book, the authors go out of their way to put to rest trumped up charges- such as the famous David Cone in the bullpen story- which time has proven to be false. Highly recommended.

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