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Met Poet Frank Messina

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.

Paul Auster: Met Fan

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.

R.I.P. Ralph Kiner

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 […]

Why the ’86 Mets?

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 […]