Amazin’ Conversations with Jay Horwitz

Mets PR Legend of 40 years and current V.P. of alumni relations and team historian, Jay Horwitz, talks to some of the most interesting people he can find.

Amazin’ Conversations is a weekly opportunity for listeners to not only hear stories from Mets alumni you would never get anywhere else, but interviews with some incredible people outside the world of baseball.

Ron Darling Talks 2023 Mets
Ron Darlings stopped by to talk some 2023 Mets baseball. Ron covers the two things he thinks will get this team back in the playoffs and who his MVP prediction is. The two also reminisce about their decade's long friendship, how they met and Lee Mazzilli’s feelings on being traded for Ron.
26 min
Glendon Rusch And His Upcoming Doc On The Four ...
Former Met Glendon Rusch is now a film maker currently in production of a documentary that will be showcasing the four pitchers who have struck out 20 batters in a game
19 min
Howie Rose on His Mets Hall of Fame Induction
Ahead of his induction into the Mets Hall of Fame, Howie Rose sits down with Jay at Spring Training to talk about his broadcasting career with the Mets and what the Hall of Fame means to him. Howie also tells a story about going to the World Series in 1969 as well as his first time meeting Tom Seaver and some other classic moments over a long life in baseball.
20 min
Roger McDowell on Amazin' Day in NYC This Satur...
Jay and Roger McDowell get together ahead of this Saturday's Amazin' Day festivities! Roger also reflects on how special it was to be a Met and some memories with HoJo, Turk Wendell and other Mets alumni that will be joining Mets fans all across the city this weekend. Go to Mets.Com/AmazinDay for more info and your chance to win a one-of-a-kind VIP game experience!
24 min
Ty Kelly Talks About Playing In The World Baseb...
Ty Kelly reflects on his career and talks about how important it is for him to play in the World Baseball Classic and Olympics for Team Israel as well as his time on the Mets and having a front row seat to a very memorable moment in Mets history.
19 min
Buck Showalter on the Importance of Alumni, R.A...
Buck Showalter joins Jay at the Mets spring training facility in Port St Lucie during Spring Training
15 min
David Wright Talks About Being Back With The Me...
David Wright is at Spring Training with the Mets and is excited to be back as an alumni. David talks about his career, getting the nickname Captain America at the WBC, and the pranks he used to pull at spring training during his time at Port St Lucie
24 min
Ian Kinsler on 2023 World Baseball Classic & Te...
Jay is getting back to work this year at the World Baseball Classic and working press for Team Israel, before getting to Miami Ian Kinsler joins the show to talk about his experience playing for Team Israel, getting to actually visit Israel and his incredible career.
16 min
Bill Pulsipher Talks About Mental Health In Sports
Recorded at the Mets spring training facility in Port St. Lucie Florida, Bill Pulsipher talks about his struggles with mental health and being one of the first athletes to be open with their problems. Bill also touches on growing up a New York Mets fan and being a part of Generation K.
13 min
Doc Gooden Talks About The Mets Spring Training...
Recorded at the Mets spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Dwight Gooden joins Jay Horwitz to talk about the K Corner and how much he loved it, the Mets 2022 season, how much the town of PSL has changed since his first spring training and so much more!
18 min
Howard Johnson Says David Wright is a Hall of F...
Howard Johnson stops by to talk with Jay about his upcoming 2023 Mets Hall of Fame Induction, David Wright's chances for Cooperstown after Scott Rolen's induction and his incredible Mets career!
21 min
Sarah Langs Talks About Her Incredible Career a...
Sarah Langs joins Jay Horwitz to talk about the incredible career she’s built for herself, her relationship with Buster Olney and Karl Ravech, and more.
22 min
Al Leiter on Being Inducted into The Mets Hall ...
Al Leiter joins Jay Horwitz to talk about his 2023 induction into the Mets Hall of Fame. Al is a lifelong Mets fan who talks about his excitement and appreciation for being given the honor. Al and Jay also discuss Al’s son Jack and his young pitching career, how it was to watch games as a dad, and the work the Mets team did after 9/11.
23 min
Nelson George & Colin Hanks Talk About Their Do...
Nelson George and Colin Hanks have a conversation with Jay about their documentary, “Say Hey, Willie Mays” that is streaming now on HBO Max.
17 min
Cliff Floyd on Damar Hamlin, Injuries, the ’06 ...
Cliff Floyd talks with Jay about what still bothers him the most about the Mets ’06 playoff run, how he felt watching the Damar Hamlin injury in the moment, his own injuries, and his relationship with a young David Wright.
22 min
Duffy Dyer, Mackey Sasser, and Barry Lyons
What do Duffy Dyer, Mackey Sasser and Barry Lyons all have in common? They’ve all caught pitchers who won a Cy Young.
17 min
Doug Flynn Talks Mets Fantasy Camp Alongside Ca...
Jay Horwitz speaks with Fantasy Camp commissioner Doug Flynn alongside two campers
14 min
Santa Claus Talks About Brandon Nimmo and The M...
Santa Claus stops by to talk to Jay about his favorite baseball team, the New York Mets! Does that voice sound familiar? Tweet @Jay_HorwitzPR to guess who it could be!
12 min
Kim Harrelson Talks About Bud Harrelson’s Fight...
23 min
R.A. Dickey on Being Nominated To The Hall of F...
R.A. Dickey talks to Jay Horwitz about his recent nomination to the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
24 min
Mookie Wilson on Legacy Catering and His Friend...
Recorded outside in Port St. Lucie during Mets Fantasy Camp, Jay Horwitz sits down with Mookie Wilson but this time the conversation isn’t just baseball, it’s focused on Mookie’s new career, Legacy Catering
21 min
Billy Wagner and Mike Pelfrey on Coaching Baseball
Jay Horwitz checks in with Billy Wagner and Mike Pelfrey, former teammates, and current baseball coaches at different levels. Mike is currently the pitching coach at Wichita State (his alma mater) and Billy is the head baseball coach at The Miller School in Albemarle, Virginia. Billy and Mike give their take on coaching and how facing adversity as a player is the only way to really get through to the kids playing today. They also reflect on their time playing for the Mets and Jay mentions some tough losses for Mike, including the fact that he gave up a home run to the first batter to every get up at Citi Field. The latest round of Hall of Fame candidates has been revealed and Billy Wagner remains on the ballot after a few years of getting closer and closer, Billy tells Jay what the hardest part of that process has been. So much more in this one, check it out for yourself!
29 min
Ed Hearn Talks About Fighting For His Life, His...
Ed Hearn talks to Jay about how he stays so positive while he’s currently fighting for his life and in need of a kidney transplant. Ed talks about how he’s been able to remain positive during this battle and has even used it to inspire others.
22 min
Jerry Blevins on Transitioning to Broadcasting
Jerry Blevins joins Jay Horwitz to discuss life after baseball and how he’s been adjusting to his new career in broadcasting.
24 min
Lorraine Hamilton Talks Tom Seaver, Historic Ce...
Lorraine Hamilton has spent close to 30 seasons working for the New York Mets and on Sunday, November 13th, she will be inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame. In her role as Executive Director, Broadcasting & Special Events for the New York Mets, Lorraine has worked hard to put together incredible ceremonies including the Shea Goodbye, the 9/11 anniversary tributes, and number retirements. Lorraine was involved in the inception, build and execution of the newly unveiled Tom Seaver statue. Her dedication to the project was motivated by her close and longstanding professional relationship with Seaver. Before Lorraine retires later this year, she sits down with Jay Horwitz to talk about memories of working at Shea Stadium in the 80s, helping to organize Mike Piazza's number retirement, Cooperstown induction and the importance of honoring the Mets long history.
22 min