We recently filmed Met poet Frank Messina performing at the Cornelia St Cafe, accompanied by the famed David Amram Quintet. Frank read On ’86 and “Playing” for the New York Mets, which you can see in all its glory in the below video! Frank Messina the Mets Poet from Heather Quinlan on Vimeo.
Writer Paul Auster, famous for the films Smoke and Blue in the Face, is also a Met fan who watched Game 6 with his friend Bill Corbett, a Sox fan. They’re still friends. We interviewed them last week where they shared their thoughts on the game as well as what makes baseball a literary sport.
Like WOR-TV, The Bill Webb Fan Club, and Banner Day, Ralph Kiner was an integral part of my Mets childhood. Kiner’s Korner on Sundays was just as important to the game as the game itself. (Which sounds like something Ralph Kiner would’ve said.) So I’ve decided to dedicate the ’86 Mets movie to Ralph Kiner […]
Shelly Palmer, writer and producer of the ’86 Mets theme song, Let’s Go Mets! (or Let’s Go Mets Go!, depending on your preference), talks about why the first day of shooting the video did not go as planned.
Met fans still debate why the ’86 team did not become the dynasty that everyone predicted. Was it because Frank Cashen wanted a genteel ballclub? Did the players burn out? Was it just not in the cards? In the second clip from our Jeff Pearlman interview, he talks about how trading Kevin Mitchell for Kevin […]
Jeff Pearlman, author of The Bad Guys Won, talks about the most valuable player on the New York Mets. And it’s not Carter, Hernandez, or even Ray Knight.
NESN Nation’s Fitzy proclaims that the ’86 Mets and the ’04 Sox are the two teams that deserve a feature-length film. We agree with the sentiment! And love the accent. We’re Almost There! Donate on Kickstarter and Help Make the ’86 Mets Movie a Reality ->
The ’86 Mets were the last championship team in New York to reflect the true identity of the city that never sleeps. They were the perfect sports eulogy of a pre-Bloomberg New York. They fit their time, the Ivan Boesky era, hand in glove. The city kids had taken over. It was not a team […]
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