Matthew Silverman has been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years. He has authored, coauthored, and edited numerous publications pertaining to baseball, football and sports in general. He lives in High Falls, New York.
To many New Yorkers who came of age in the 1980s as Mets fans, Keith Hernandez is the Mets. Two decades after his last game, he is still with them, literally. He's spent most of the last decade in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium watching the rise and fall of the club and he recalls Shea Stadium both fondly and matter-of-factly in its last year of existence, lamenting the loss of the stadiums he knew, replaced with flashier bandboxes that favor home runs and negate strategy. He looks at the 2008 season and how much of the optimism went out the window with the team's stumble out of the gate, speaking frankly on the taint of steroids in the Mitchell Report and how the game has been compromised, as well as the firing of Willie Randolph.
A one-stop record containing everything Met fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia and photos.