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FAN IN THE BOX, AS IN, THE PRESS BOX

My name is Joe Rini and after a lifetime of being a New York sports fan, in 2012 I started covering the New York Mets as a member of the press for the Rockland County Times. In the years since then, I’ve tried to bring other fans along with me on this journey, whether by asking the manager questions you’d want answered, chatting with players about how they prepare to compete and handle success or failure, or catching up with some former New York sports heroes. Its been a privilege covering the Mets and New York sports, and I hope to add to that privilege with “Fan in the Box.”

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FAN IN THE BOX, AS IN, THE PRESS BOX

My name is Joe Rini and after a lifetime of being a New York sports fan, in 2012 I started covering the New York Mets as a member of the press for the Rockland County Times. In the years since then, I’ve tried to bring other fans along with me on this journey, whether by asking the manager questions you’d want answered, chatting with players about how they prepare to compete and handle success or failure, or catching up with some former New York sports heroes. Its been a privilege covering the Mets and New York sports, and I hope to add to that privilege with “Fan in the Box.”

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September 30, 2020: A Sentimental Guy’s Mostly Fond Farewell to Fred Wilpon

By: Joe Rini The fans were desperate for new ownership to take over a moribund franchise and new ownership came to the rescue. The new owners were Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday. I admit it, besides being a life-long Mets fan, I’m also a sentimental and nostalgic guy; I left a job I hated 23 …

September 10, 2020 – Rockland County Times: A Journey Through Life with Tom Seaver

By Joe Rini His laughter was a high pitched cackling laugh of joy. The uniform number 41…the steaming fastball powdered by his locomotive legs with his drop and drive delivery punctuated by a dirt stained right knee..yet to me, the foremost image I have a Tom Seaver is the image I saw on TV as …

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