The New York Mets have experienced over 50 years of successes and failures, and veteran baseball author Bruce Markusen relives some of their most important moments. Golden Earphones Award recipient Tom Parks lends his vibrant performance to the stories that range from the team's rough start in the early 1960s, their struggles as a team of highly-paid underachievers in the '80s and '90s, to their recovery in the 2000s. Parks's expressiveness will help listeners get into the mood of the anecdotes, whether they're about dramatic sports moments or little-known, personal stories about the players.
The best stories about New York's beloved baseball team, the Amazin' Mets, newly updated through the 2010 season.
In over 50 years of existence, the New York Mets have experienced almost every phase of success and failure that can be encountered by a major league team. Written by veteran baseball author Bruce Markusen, Tales from the New York Mets Dugout relives some of the favorite moments in Mets history while also telling an array of little-known stories about the players. Stand on the mound with Tom Seaver, watch from the dugout with Davey Johnson, and kneel in front of the umpire with Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Tales from the New York Mets Dugout is the perfect book for anyone who believes in something amazin’.
Would you try another book from Bruce Markusen and/or Tom Parks?
No...Probably not... maybe for free... will not pay for one that's for sure.
What was most disappointing about Bruce Markusen’s story?
In the whole book, there was maybe two or three things that a normal Mets fan would not know. It seemed that the whole book was a history of transactions the Mets made. And not even up to date.
Would you be willing to try another one of Tom Parks’s performances?
Maybe! The man constantly mispronounced players names. It was so annoying. So bad that at one point I didn't even know who the heck he was talking about. His reading wasn't bad, but as a Mets fan I would like the reader to know how to pronounce the players names.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Tales from the New York Mets Dugout?
To many to mention... There would be no book left. It would end up a pamphlet.
Any additional comments?
Don't waste your time.
If you are a Mets fan and want to read something good try the new Mike Piazza book, or the Keith Hernandez book "If at First" Keith Hernandez also wrote a book called "Pure Baseball" This is a fantastic pitch by pitch account of 2 ballgames where he goes into every little nuance of what is happening at one time or another.
Finally, I am very disappointed in "Tales from the New York Mets Dugout" It is definitely not A Collection of the Greatest Mets Stories Ever Told
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