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Mets Exclusives: WFUV Talks to Mets Stars

by Mike Watts

Matthew D. Britt | Flickr

With extensive inside access to Citi Field during One on One, the crew caught up with some of the Mets best players.

Matt Moro caught up with OF Curtis Granderson, C Travis d'Arnaud, RP Vic Black, SP Zack Wheeler, and RP Jenrry Mejia.  Outfielder Eric Young Jr. called into the show and joined Moro, Kris Venezia, Nick Logerfo as well.

Listen to the exclusive interviews below:

Murphy Selected as All-Star for First Time

by Matt Moro

Keith Allison : Flickr

The Mets are used to sending a talented infielder to the summer classic in recent years, but time missed due to injury and a lengthy slump kept the team’s captain David Wright from being picked to the National League All-Star team this year. Instead, Mets second Baseman Daniel Murphy gets the honor of representing the New York Mets at the All-Star Game in Minnesota next week.

Life in the Minors: Chapter 3 - Coming Together

by Drew Casey

Anthony Pucik : WFUV Sports

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week,  Drew Casey and Brendan Bowers talk about the importance of coming together. 

Yankees Remember Lou Gehrig

by Nick Logerfo

Nick Logerfo | WFUV Sports

July 4th often brings memories of summer barbeques, American flags waving and baseball. This year marks a special occasion in history, and it’s not the birth of the nation. It’s also one of the most memorable events of baseball history. In 1939 the New York Yankees honored their leader and Captain Lou Gehrig during Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day.

New York Mets Get Good News on Injuries

by Kris Venezia
David Wright

Keith Allison, Flickr

The New York Mets received good news on Monday as third baseman David Wright will not go on the disabled list. 

Manager Terry Collins said the seven time All-Star will miss the three game set with the Atlanta Braves, but should return soon after. Wright had missed the previous three games with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder. 

Dillon Gee Rehabs in Brooklyn

by Drew Casey

Drew Casey : WFUV Sports

Since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 with a right lat strain, New York Mets opening day starter Dillon Gee has been rehabbing to rejoin the Amazins as soon as possible. He made his second rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones, the short season affiliate of the Mets, on Sunday night in Coney Island. 

Life in the Minors: Chapter 2- The Road Here

by Drew Casey

Anthony Pucik : WFUV Sports 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week,  Christian Goewey and Drew Casey talk about what it took these young ballplayers to end up making it to the minor leagues. 

A Son's Dedication Honored to Wrap Up Hope Week 2014

by Matt Moro

Matt Moro : WFUV Sports

When looking back on the amazing stories and gestures that come together during HOPE week, its not really fair to compare each one. But what is fair to say, is that the story of Quai and Vaida Jefferson may be one of the most inspiring stories you will ever hear.

When Quai Jefferson was just 6 years old, his mother was diagnosed was Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. This is devastating news for any family, but is especially tough when it affects a single mother and her young son. For Quai, his mother was everything to him.

Yankees Help Musicians Bring HOPE to Sick Patients

by Kelly Kultys

Kelly Kultys/WFUV Sports

Sometimes, when it seems the darkest, all you need is a little light – or a little music – to fix it. That’s the goal of an organization, titled Musicians on Call. Founded in 1999 by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwany, Musicians on Call performs for sick patients in hospitals in an attempt to brighten their day.