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The Mets celebrate after winning Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. (Credit: Mandatory Credit: Allsport/ALLSPORT)

Coutinho: Has It Really Been 26 Years Since Game 6?

It’s hard to believe that it has been over a quarter of a century since the 1986 Mets captured an entire city with a World Championship, but I was thinking a lot about that season this week.

10/26/2012

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Tom Seaver: Reggie Jackson ‘Sometimes Turns The Logical Part Of His Brain Off’

Just like “Manny being Manny” was used for years to explain the antics of former Red Sox star Manny Ramirez, the Mets legend explained to the Buffalo News that “Reggie is Reggie.”

07/12/2012

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Wally Backman: Reggie Jackson’s Comments On Gary Carter ‘A Disgrace’

When you mess with late Mets great Gary Carter, you mess with fiery former teammate Wally Backman.

07/09/2012

Chris Young #55 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Chris Young Dominates In Triple-A; Return To Mets’ Rotation Could Be Around The Corner

The 33-year-old — who signed a Minor League deal with the Mets on March 26th — tossed six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks. He struck out two and threw 50 of 87 pitches for strikes.

05/31/2012

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Keidel: Lenny Dykstra’s New Uniform

For some reason, we always expect the newly rich to live well, not well beyond their means. But the 1986 Mets were ultimately the latter, and yet another one of their studs has been put to pasture.

WFAN–03/07/2012

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On WFAN: Doc, Darryl And More Remember Mets Great Gary Carter

Carter could always be counted on for a smile, a timely hit — and in 1986, a championship. Those close to the catcher joined WFAN to remember “The Kid” shortly after his passing.

WFAN–02/17/2012

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Ojeda: Gary Carter Continues To Fight, But Update ‘Obviously Not Good’

According to former Mets teammate Bobby Ojeda, Carter’s battle with cancer has become more and more of a struggle.

WFAN–01/25/2012

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Mets’ Wally Backman Named Manager Of Triple-A Buffalo Bisons

It’s not Flushing, but hey, chilly Buffalo is still New York. And for 1986 champion Wally Backman, it’s still the Mets organization.

WFAN–11/17/2011

Wally Backman (credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Report: Mets’ Wally Backman ‘Considering The Possibility’ Of Job With Nationals

Is it too soon to call the Nationals “’86 South”? According to the New York Post, Wally Backman is “considering the possibility” of teaming up in Washington with former Mets manager Davey Johnson.

WFAN–10/11/2011

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Mets’ Alderson: Terry Collins ‘Earned’ 2013 Option

Terry Collins will have more time to try and turn around the Mets. “He’s done just a terrific job,” GM Sandy Alderson said. “He’s earned it.”

WFAN–09/28/2011

Carlos Beltran (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Schwei: Looking At Carlos Beltran’s Place In Mets History

Carlos Beltran’s tenure with the Mets will very likely come to an end this week as the July 31st trading deadline approaches. Here is where Beltran ranks in some of the Mets’ all-time offensive categories.

WFAN–07/25/2011

Terry Collins (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Keidel: Meet The New Mets

If you told me in mid-April that the Mets would be the surprise story of the National League, over .500 with several players poised to play in the All-Star Game, I would have (justifiably) demanded a urine sample.

WFAN–07/01/2011

Wally Backman (credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Mets’ Backman ‘Certain’ He’ll Manage In Majors

After being passed over for Terry Collins this offseason, Wally Backman is “still absolutely confident and certain” he will land a managerial position in the majors. But first, the Mets’ new manager of Double-A Binghamton will try to lead his minor-league youngsters on their own trek to New York.

WFAN–02/14/2011

Frank Viola of the New York Mets looks on during a game in the 1990 season. ( Photo by: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ex-Met Frank Viola Named Cyclones’ Pitching Coach

Ex-Mets starter Frank Viola is returning to professional baseball, agreeing to become the pitching coach for the Mets’ Class A Brooklyn Cyclones. The Mets also said Monday that Rich Donnelly will take over as manager.

WFAN–01/31/2011

New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), Mets owner Fred Wilpon watches on from a private box during the game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Mets at Citi Field. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Time For Sandy To Be Handy

To the jaded and jilted Mets fan, the recent revelations about the Mets, Madoff, and money create a portal through which opulent and competent people will buy the team from the limping Wilpons. If only it were that easy.

WFAN–01/31/2011

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