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Oct.22.2013
  On today’s Phil Naessens Show Segment 1: Blogging Mets Mark Berman joins Phil to discuss the amazing MLB Championship Series’ between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals as well as the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox plus much more. Segment 2: Phil replays an...
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Sep.28.2012
  On Friday's program Phil welcomes back the NFL referees, makes a case for why New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey should win the National League Cy Young Award and is later joined by author Steven Travers to discuss his book The Last Icon; Tom Seaver and His Times. You can listen to the...
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Jul.04.2012
  I’ve been a huge Tom Seaver fan for most of my life so when I discovered that there was a new book out about his career I immediately snatched it up….yes, that’s correct my friends. Phil Naessens actually bought a book rather than waiting for the publisher or author so send him one for a...
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Jul.04.2012
I went through a range of thoughts when it was first announced on Sunday that New York Mets 3B David Wright would not be starting the 2012 All-Star game; 1). My first thought was there must be some mistake because there is NO WAY that Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval would ever be selected over...
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Mar.08.2012
  When I was in HS I used a pay phone to call Shea Stadium, billing some random name in the phone book. I could always do imitations (Reagan, George Patton, Slim Pickens) and effected the Southern accent of Giants GM Spec Richardson. I asked for Mets GM Joe McDonald who greeted me, "Spec, what...
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Sep.15.2011
1967-68   On the morning of April 12, Seaver awoke in his Queens apartment filled with butterflies. He was scheduled to start against Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates that day. Nancy fixed some bacon (modern dietary rites were not yet established), but her husband just nibbled on a...
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Jun.24.2011
Taylor Trade, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, announces the upcoming release of Steven Travers's 18th published book, THE LAST ICON: TOM SEAVER AND HIS TIMES, in late October/early November, in conjunction with the World Series, Christmas and the 50th anniversary of the New York...
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Nov.11.2010
What was happening to Seaver was less a phenomenon and more common than many realize. The high school blue chipper is accorded great attention, but many times he has physically matured sooner than his peers have. Sometimes he peaks at the age of 17 or 18. Others, like Seaver, grow, gain strength,...
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Oct.21.2010
Steven Travers is in final negotiations with Taylor Trade and Rowman & Littlefield publisher Rick Rinehart to write the biography of former New York Mets superstar pitcher Tom Seaver.
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Oct.11.2009
Fall from grace   “There are two sentences inscribed upon the Delphic oracle, hugely accommodated to the usages of man’s life; ‘Know Thyself,’ and ‘Nothing too much’: and upon these all other precepts depend.”   - Plutarch, Greek philosopher   “A man’s got to know his limitations.”   - Clint...