Photos & Video

May 22, 2018: Rain and Jose Bautista

Rain washed out batting practice and Sandy Alderson had an impromptu press conference to announce signing of Jose Bautista before the Marlins downed the Mets 5-1.

April 16, 2018: 71 Years Plus One Day After Jackie Robinson’s Debut

I interviewed pitcher Robert Gsellman and visited the Jackie Robinson Rotunda before the Mets fell to the Nationals 8-6 and are the 1969 and 1986 Championship trophies looking for company?

 

March 31, 2018: Opening Day and the Mickey Callaway Era Begins

The festivities of Opening Day and a moment of silence for Rusty Staub preceded a 9-4 Mets win over the Cardinals.

September 9, 2017: Around the Cage With the Mets and Reds

Something has Zach Cozart and Scooter Gennett’s attention…Patrick Kivlehan plays in front of hometown crowd…d’Arnaud strikes a pose…Matt Reynolds flings it…and Terry Collins before 6-1 Mets win

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August 19, 2017: Rosario’s BP, Dom Smith in the field, and Ichiro Reflects

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August 5, 2017: Amed Rosario arrives, David Peterson is introduced, and Dodgers dominate 7-4

Yu Darvish, Corey Seager, and Justin Turner before the game

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July 15, 2017: Conforto interviewed, Mets top Rockies 9-3, like father like son, and how about the new expanded netting at Citi Field

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June 30, 2017: The Baseball Veteran and the Basketball Rookie

Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson meet the press and we chat with Larry Bowa and Jarrett Allen before the Mets squeeze past Phillies 2-1

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June 12, 2017: The Cubs Come to Town

Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, and Joe Maddon before the Mets top Cubs 6-1

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June 2, 2017: Chat with bench coach Dick Scott

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May 19, 2017: Mike Trout, Jay Bruce, and actor Christian Navarro

Mike Trout creates a buzz at Citi Field and we interview Jay Bruce and actor and Bronx native Christian Navarro of “13 Reasons Why” before the Mets quiet Angels 3-0.

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November 2016: Interview with broadcast legend Bob Wolff

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September 16, 2016: “Put the accent on it” and Colon Picks up win #14 over the Twins”

Mets mark Hispanic Heritage Month and the Ponie Acento Campaign…photos of Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubel Cabrera, Jose Reyes, and T.J. Rivera

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August 26, 2016: Mets Top Phillies 9-4

deGrom runs wind sprints, the pitchers stretch, and then there’s Familia, Warthen, and even Taxi Dave of WOR 710AM

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July 30, 2016: Mike Piazza’s Retired # 31 Is Unveiled

Video by Joe Rini

July 30, 2016: Mike Piazza Night at Citi Field

As when the Mets franchise honored the 1986 championship Mets team in May, the ceremony retiring Hall of Famer Mike Piazza’s number 31 was also a joyful night celebrating the team’s past (also, like the night in May it was joyful until the game started as the Mets lost to the Rockies 7-2). I was able to ask Piazza at the pregame press conference about his experience playing for Tom Lasorda and Bobby Valentine (chuckling, he said, “Maybe Tommy prepared me to play for Bobby.”) and he seemed genuinely touched by the honor of having his number retired by the Mets. He was joined by former teammates Edgardo Alfonzo, Cliff Floyd, and Al Leiter, and Leiter joined him for the ceremonial first pitch. As Mike crossed the wet white tarp stretched across the Mets infield on this drizzly night, he had the look of walking across the snow and I was glad he didn’t slip in the “snow” on his big summer night. Photos by Joe Rini

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July 30, 2016: Mike Piazza’s Pregame and Terry Collins’ Postgame Press Conferences

You can hear my question to Mike Piazza at about the eight minute mark and my question to Terry Collins is about three minutes into the video.

 

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July 2, 2016: Fred Wilpon Inspects the Troops

Mets owner Fred Wilpon  isn’t typically on the field prior to a game so it was a pleasant surprise to see him with the team, the fans, and even the FOX broadcasters on July 2. Photos by Joe Rini

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July 2, 2016: Pre-Game Routines

I was able to capture some pre-game activities prior to the Mets 4-3 win over the Cubs on July 2 and chatted with Brandon Nimmo a day after his first major league home run. Photos by Joe Rini

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June 18, 2016: The Rookie and the Veteran

Prior to the Braves topping the Mets 4-3 on June 18, I chatted with veteran James Loney and rookie Ty Kelly. It was interesting to hear the perspectives of someone who’s been in the majors for a decade versus someone who had already made two trips between the majors and Triple-A in less than one month. As for Mets batting coach Kevin Long, he keeps a close eye on veterans and rookies in the batting cage.

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May 26, 2016: Mets Honor 1986 Champs (Part III): When Final Became the First

Perhaps the most touching moment of the evening occurred when Jesse Orosco threw out the ceremonial first pitch to D.J. Carter, the son of the late Gary Carter, by re-enacting the final pitch of the 1986 World Series. Photos by Joe Rini

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May 26, 2016: Mets Honor 1986 Champs (Part II): Meeting the Mets

A classy touch to the festivities honoring the 1986 Mets was having 2016 team greet their predecessors on the field. Photos by Joe Rini

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May 26, 2016: Mets Honor 1986 Champs (Part I)

The 1986 Mets were honored before the May 26 game against the Dodgers. While the 2016 Mets lost 9-2 that night, it was fun catching up with the 1986 team in the press room before the game and the on-field ceremony  was well done (even long-time Mets fan Glenn Close sang the National Anthem) with the individual player introductions capped off by Jesse Orosco and D.J. Carter, the son of the late Gary Carter, re-enacting the triumphant final out of the 1986 World Series. Photos by Joe Rini

 

 

 

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May 19, 2016: Curtis Granderson, Kevin Long, and Dusty Baker

Before Matt Harvey and the Mets fell to Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals 9-1, I chatted with Granderson, Long and Baker. Photos by Joe Rini

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April 8, 2016: Home Opener and “Hamilton”

Some sights from the home opener at Citi Field on April 8, 2016 included meeting  cast members Anthony Ramos and Chris Jackson from Broadway’s “Hamilton” before they sang the National Anthem. The Mets topped the Phillies 7-2. Photos by Joe Rini

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