Personal Catchers: Noah Syndergaard Isn’t Wrong, BUT…

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – Look, the idea of a pitcher having a ‘personal catcher’ is not a new one.  It is not a revolutionary concept. It is also not going away because, quite frankly, for some pitchers, it works. Andy Pettitte, whose #46 was retired in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park in…

Players’ Weekend: Atlanta Braves Put Arctic-White-Wearing New York Mets on Ice

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) QUEENS, NEW YORK- Should a movie of the 2019 Mets be created, All-Star infielder Jeff McNeil has a ‘highly original’ title for it. “Great Comeback… or something like that” he suggested to me with a shrug and a smile. But on this particular weekend, a better title might be “Sweep Dreams”….

Tim Tebow Dons Orange and Blue … Again

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- Today, Tim Tebow, former National Football League quarterback reported for day one of the New York Mets instructional league in Florida. A former Heisman trophy winning Florida Gator, who was drafted by the Denver Broncos, finds himself in an orange and blue uniform yet again.  After an 11-year absence…

Mike Piazza: The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

  By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- September 11, 2001: a date that forever changed the landscape of the global community in which we live.  2,996 lives were lost in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.  Millions of lives were changed forever.  Immediately, first responders, including New York’s Finest and New York’s Bravest, rushed…

My Exclusive, Candid Interview with Doc Gooden

Dwight “Doc” Gooden – A Tragic Hero of Gotham City. By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) YANKEE STADIUM, NY- Hundreds of fans, clutching sentimental memorabilia anxiously awaited Dwight Gooden’s arrival to suite 7, the “Mantle Suite”, at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  The private, VIP event, organized by Mint Pros and J.Irwin Productions, featured many other Yankees…

Citi Procamp: Noah Syndergaard

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BROOKVILLE, NY- Noah Syndergaard, ace starting pitcher for the New York Mets, can now add another title to his resume: coach.  On August 8th, 2016, 250 kids (grades 1-8) attended Syndergaard’s inaugural Citi baseball Procamp at Long Island University’s Post campus.  While throwing batting practice, he even challenged one of the campers…