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Hello Brooklyn

Amazin’ Again, my book that tells how the 2015 Mets brought the magic back to Queens, makes its Brooklyn debut this Tuesday night at 7 o’clock when I join my longtime friend and esteemed blolleague Jon Springer at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint [1] (126 Franklin St., convenient to the G train) for a Metsian discussion many digits in the making.

Amazin' comes to Brooklyn. [2]

Amazin’ comes to Brooklyn.

Jon is the founder of MBTN.net [3], a.k.a. Mets By The Numbers, which also happens to be the book Jon will be talking about Tuesday [4]. The all-new revised edition of one of the truly essential not to mention incredibly enjoyable Met histories [5] — which Jon first co-authored with our fellow Met-loving writer, Matthew Silverman [6], in 2008 — will bring to light what every Met has worn in every game since 1962 and tell the stories behind the intersection of players and numbers. Jon pretty much invented the concept of using the Internet as a repository for timeless Mets information. Come to think of it, the book works well in that capacity, too.

Moderating our discussion on all matters Met, numerical and otherwise, will be D.J. Short [7], one of NBC Sports’ outstanding baseball scribes. We’ll delve into our writing, our team, the whole nine yards, or should I say innings. And when it’s over, we’ll probably seek out an establishment that will allow us to watch the conclusion of that night’s Mets-Pirates tilt (hopefully tilting in our favor by then).

Whether you reside in Brooklyn as Jon and D.J. do, you were born there as I was, or you just happen to want in on an Amazin’ Mets night from wherever you hail, by all means come on down to WORD.

(If you can’t make it Tuesday night, but still want a personalized, autographed copy of Amazin’ Again, you can order one here [8] or make your way to the Queens Library in Briarwood on June 25, details here [9].)