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About This Show
Jay Bushman and Will Stegemann both grew up in New York and have been ardent Mets fans since childhood. Now they live on the other side of the country, but still retain a deep love of their team and the stories that surround it.
Every other week, Jay and Will explore what it means to be a Mets fan: the dizzying heights, the crushing depths, and the deeply weird middles.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Episode 25: Original Sin
2 days ago
This episode digs deep and covers a lot of history. This one owes a big debt of graditude to the teriffic Good Fundies podcast (https://goodfundies.com/). Over at Good Fundies they presented a historical look at the many missteps of the Wilpon regime, which serves as the jmping off point for this episode. We highly reccomend their work.
Some other stuff we talk about that you may want to see:
How MLB proped up the Mets. (https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/sports/baseball/26mets.html)
Almost an owner (http://www.espn.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/6916366/david-einhorn-deal-buy-minority-stake-new-york-mets-dead), no maybe this guy (https://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/sports/baseball/a-mets-owner-and-claims-of-consumer-fraud.html). This guy (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/sports/baseball/bill-maher-now-owns-share-of-the-mets.html)? THIS Guy (https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/sports/baseball/after-madoff-the-mets-other-potentially-risky-investor-steven-a-cohen.html)?
If you haven't seen Billions (http://www.sho.com/billions) on Showtime, fix that.
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr – teaming up on a court case (https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2014/0127/Alexander-Hamilton-and-Aaron-Burr-teaming-up-on-a-court-case).
Roy Cohen - The Original Donald Trump (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/04/frank-rich-roy-cohn-the-original-donald-trump.html)
William A. Shea on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shea)
Ken Auletta - The New Power Game - New York Magazine - January 12, 1976 (https://books.google.com/books?id=PuMCAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=william+a+shea+power+broker&source=bl&ots=VjNq15t1Sd&sig=MlDmgRxPheYwDcai640M7mcoNUQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwje1ZvWpdHbAhXHIjQIHcFaBhM4ChDoAQg8MAU#v=onepage&q=william%20a%20shea%20power%20broker&f=false)
William Shea Law Firm Makes Business of Power (https://www.nytimes.com/1978/12/06/archives/william-shea-law-firm-makes-business-of-power-william-shea-law-firm.html)
Unelected City Power (https://www.nytimes.com/1976/04/08/archives/unelected-city-power-william-a-shea.html)
A Brief History of Michael Cohen's Criminal Ties (https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-cohens-ties-to-russia-crime-and-trump-w518941)
Tom Hagan (http://godfather.wikia.com/wiki/Tom_Hagen)
From Michael Cohen to 'Michael Clayton': A Look at the Fixer (http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/from-michael-cohen-to-michael-clayton-a-look-at-the-fixer.html)
The Moment with Brian Koppelman « Ken Auletta (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slate/the-moment-with-brian-koppelman/e/54765341)
Stark: How MLB expansion could lead to realignment, a new playoff format, a universal DH and more (https://theathletic.com/390737/)Read more »