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Mookiee Podcast 55: Galactic Politics and Special Editions (and baseball cards)

Well Mets fans, not so much Mets to talk about this week since the only thing happening in Queens is fans debating Jay Bruce, which we did last week.  We did learn that Jason is crazy when it comes to his Mets baseball cards collection.  On the other hand, we talked politics….and maybe I made some subtle commentary on things not so long ago or far away.  Enjoy.

00:00 Queens Baseball Convention preview
02:45 Back in the day updates (lack there of)
05:30 Oh yeah the Queens Baseball Convention

06:30 The elite political power families of the galaxy
16:00 Lucasfilm has no plans to CGI Carrie Fisher
18:00 20 Years since the Special Editions
30:00 Remember Phantom Menace 3-D?
33:00 Rebels Check In

35:30 Jason is crazy when it comes to baseball cards

44:00 Oh yeah forgot to mention the guy who collected 10,000 items

48:20 All the Mets stuff Shannon doesn’t have space for

The State of the Mets Panel with Rubin, McCarthy & Cerrone looks really cool

Here’s another one of those, “Hey, didn’t he post this the other day?” posts.  Yeah. The original version got lost in the technobabble time loop fix I had to do.


The Queens Baseball Convention is coming up a week from Saturday (on January 28th) and….

Mark Healey will be hosting a new “State Of The Mets” panel this year, made up of a diverse group of folks who cover the Mets: Adam Rubin (ESPN-NY), Pete McCarthy (WOR 710), Matt Cerrone ( and a special celebrity guest!

That’s a pretty solid lineup.  Should be really cool.  Tickets are on sale now, you should come.

HOFer Tim Raines grand slams Orosco & 1987 Mets with Vin Scully on the mike – you’ll watch

1987 Mets. Vin Scully.  HOFer Tim Raines.  Shea.  Kevin McReynolds.  You’ll watch. Watch it before MLB takes it down in anticipation of the Tim Raines Random At Bats Against The Mets blu-ray box set.

It’s gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I met Tim Raines down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had.

I’m happy for Tim Raines who clearly has been a Hall of Famer although it took his outstanding 2016 Season to push his numbers over the top and get the clueless writers to finally vote for him.  Stupid system.

As I was saying….why are you, yes you, in such a hurry for the Mets to get rid of Jay Bruce?

Yes there was a version of this post on the site on Tuesday.  Then I woke up on Wednesday to learn the site had broke.  I did a quick fix but had to use some time machine technology to go back before the original version of the post was created.  And so, I now have to rewrite it…so its kind of the same, kind of different.  Enjoy…..


Hello there! I have a question for you. Why are you in such a hurry to get rid of Jay Bruce?

I know The Narrative has decided that Bruce must go.

But The Narrative also didn’t want Colon here until they did and The Narrative was that Murph sucked and The Narrative doesn’t like Jose Reyes because of some off-field stuff until The Narrative decided it did.

Some thought starters for you:

  • Jose Bautista will get $18M in 2017.  He was .234 22 and 69 in 2016.  Jay was .250 33 and 99.  $13 million.
  • I know you want Conforto to play.  Guess what, he can play.  The manager gets to pick three OFers and could start Granderson, Cespedes and Conforto!  Double so if the General Manager tells the Field Manager what to do.
  • Baseball teams are allowed to pinch hit
  • Baseball teams are allowed to make defensive substitutions (I know some of you also want Willie Mays Lagares out there)
  • And hold on to your caps….sometimes Mets players get….are you ready for this?….sometimes Mets players get injured!  Yes, it can happen.  You could find yourself with Ty Kelly starting in a major league lineup.
  • I’m glad you feel the Mets are spending too much on players.  Remind me of that when you’re complaining about the cheap Wilpons in July.
  • I know Bruce sucked with the Mets.  His stats were .219 8 and 19.  Pretty bad.  Imagine if he had gone .226 7 and 14 AND still had $62 million in contract left.  Then you’d really want him gone!

Keep him.  He doesn’t have to actually play every day.  Nobody does.


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