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Ever wondered what a guy that just worked a 10-hour shift as he watched his team completely bumble a trade sounds like? Boy do I have a podcast for you!

But seriously, I was going to bring the podcast back in a few days anyway and then this all happened after I had brought the microphone downstairs. So if you want to hear what I think of the trade that never was, check it out. The podcast will be about anything/everything you want. Sports, pop culture, music, random nonsense, etc. Tweet ideas to me at @TheClemReport on Twitter or email them to me at TheClemReport@gmail.com. And thanks for listening!

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I didn’t realize how much I missed Vlady Daddy’s swing until I saw the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game last night. The Home Run Derby’s new format worked like a charm and owned the night, but seeing Vlady just hacking like he was back in Montreal was the cherry on top. No batting gloves and a strike zone from his nose to his toes. Just the coolest player in baseball.

I am still upset that the Mets didn’t sign him as a free agent back in 2004. They elected to go the Mike Cameron/Kaz Matsui route, which I think we can all agree was a mistake, even if Vlady was coming off of a back injury and Ray Ramirez had just become head trainer of the team.  But still, just a typically brutal decision by the Mets.

And lets not forget Vlady’s absolute cannon in right field.  Ahhh screw it, lets just stop fighting it and go down the Vlady Guerrero wormhole together.

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(That last video had it all. Pedro and Vlady on the Expos. Carlos Baerga, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Todd Hundley on the Mets. What a blast from the goddamn past).

Three home run game be damned, if I was Sandy Alderson I would cut Kirk Nieuwenhuis and sign Vlady Guerrero tomorrow.  Better bat, better arm, and a slight disadvantage in running  (JK, Vlady always ran like one leg was 18 inches shorter than the other).

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In honor of the Mets’ home opener, I am going to re-run this blog that I wrote in November.  As I did in 2014, I broke down the best promotions of the schedule.  This may be the first Mets season in a long time where the product on the field is better than the products given out for free off the field.  On to the rankings:

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If you wear a fedora, you are an asshole.  If you wear a fedora that was given away at a Mets game, you should probably kill yourself*

*This does not hold true for Bruno Mars, who is the only person in the world that can successfully pull off a fedora.

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After appearing on the podcast a few weeks ago, I rejoined the Put It In The Podcast show to talk about Mets seasons predictions and discuss the recent moves (Lagares contract and actually acquiring living, breathing left-handed pitchers for the bullpen) in this episode. Oh yeah, and things get kind of weird.

Listen to the episode below and check out all episodes of the podcast on iTunes by clicking here. Happy Opening Day to all*!  (*Mets fans only)

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Final Rating: 8.7/10.  As a Mets fan, I have no beef with Red Sox fans.  We have a common enemy in Yankees fans and there is really no overlay.  Plus, one of the greatest moments in Mets history is an all-time testicle kick (the 1986 World Series).  This goes double for the Patriots and their fans.  Anyway, Red Sox fans have a deep love for the Fenway Franks.  I enjoyed them when I went to Fenway in 2005, but I never thought in a million years I would see them in a grocery store in suburban New York.  

The Fenway Franks are more Ballpark frank than Nathan’s, Sabrett, or Hebrew National.  A good amount of flavor and a compact dog.  Thank GOD that grilling season has started again, which is officially anytime after St. Patty’s Day in the Clem household.  It also means you cannot wear a winter jacket again until November.  But that’s the responsibility that comes with the honor of grilling.  Screw the Yankees, Lets Go Mets (and Red Sox too, especially times where it will piss off Yankees fans).  And for the record, I am pretty sure that Fenway Franks were better than Dodger Dogs.

To view the rest of my 15-second food reviews, simply click the word Playlist at the top of the video below and choose a review.

 

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The people that brought you Podcast Award nominees (and hopefully winners. Go on and vote, people!) KFC Radio and Mailtime have done it again.  Us Mets fans finally have a podcast that is for the common fan, by the common fan.  It is called Put It In The Podcast and is hosted by Jesse Funk and Greg Niemczyk.  Jesse and Greg will be putting podcasts up weekly, and also record whenever a big game/trade/something randomly heartbreaking that can only happen to the Mets occurs.

I joined them for this week’s episode.  We talked about the hot Mets topics of the week, including the Dillon Gee trade rumors, Zack Wheeler’s struggles, the insanity of 2 Billy Beanes in baseball, Daniel Murphy’s gay-fearing comments, Wilmer Flores vs. Matt Reynolds, getting slapped on the ass by Edgardo Alfonzo, and Lucas Duda’s dongs (it’s not how it sounds).  Listen to the episode below and check out all episodes of the podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

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NY Post- Matt Harvey unleashed 25 pitches in batting practice on Monday, displaying a curveball he had abandoned in recent years, and focus immediately turned to the Mets’ exhibition home opener on Friday.

The Mets ace is scheduled to take the mound for 35-40 pitches over two innings against the Tigers in what will mark Harvey’s return to competitive action, just over 16 months removed from Tommy John surgery.

 

Oh…my…lanta.  So Matt Harvey was the best pitcher in baseball in 2013 despite barely using his curveball?  That is insane.  I honestly don’t even know what to expect from Harvey this season.  Super-competitive, super-talented, and getting better?  Yikes.  That would be like giving John McClane a bazooka instead of a handgun in Die Hard.

Luckily I have special metrics and a state-of-the-art statistics machine to help me translate what Harvey’s stats will be this season armed with good health and a nasty curveball.

Here are Harvey’s 2013 “Awesome but with an arm injury and not much of a curveball” stats.

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I will now place them into the machine……

 

 

 

BEEP BOOP BEEP BOOP (That’s the sound the machine makes as it’s working)

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, here are your 2015 Matt Harvey numbers.

 

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I am kind of surprised at the numbers.  For one, I was thinking that he would have a few saves or holds this season.  He is the Dark Knight and I am sure the Mets will need some saving during the season.  Secondly, K/9 should not be infinity.  It should be 27.00.  But I guess Healthy Matt Harvey With A Curveball broke my revolutionary machine.  Time to go back to the drawing board with Doc Brown.  #jiggawatts