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.

Seth Greenberg Talks About NIL Solutions and Th...
With the college basketball season a little over a week away. Seth Greenberg joins longtime friend Jay Horwitz to discuss the state of the sport, their time together at FDU, and Seth’s current job at ESPN.
29 min
New York In The 80’s With NY Rangers Great Ron ...
New York Rangers great Ron Greschner takes Jay through what the 80’s were like in New York City in the 70’s and 80’s, going to Studio 54 and seeing some Mets there, as well as late nights with Rusty Staub that ended with Golf Balls flying down Third Avenue.
14 min
Mike Breen Previews 2023 Knicks and Talks Mets ...
Voice of the Knicks Mike Breen talks with Jay about being a lifelong fan of the Mets, all the way from his first game at Shea Stadium as a kid being enticed by the green to being at playoff games throughout the years. Mike also previews the 2023 Knicks and explains why Jaylen Brunson could be the key piece of this offseason.
20 min
Doc Gooden Talks Number Retirement and His Rela...
As Doc Gooden gets ready to see his number retired next season, he sits down with Jay in the Cadillac Club at Paysons in Citi Field to talk about his career, what the honor means to him and some incredible stories from his time with names like Mel Stottlemyre, Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez. Doc also talks about his time with the Yankees where he pitched against the Mets at Shea.
22 min
Breaking Down The Greatest Moments In Baseball ...
Jay welcomes New York Times best-selling author of Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments Joe Posnanski. Joe goes over the hard choices he made over his best moments while Jay proving he’s the Forrest Gump of baseball finds a way he is tied in with almost every story on the list.
27 min
Looking Back on the Mets Amazin' 1973 World Ser...
1973 National League Champions Cleon Jones, Ron Hodges, and Félix Millán catch up with Jay Horwitz to discuss their incredible season. They cover the off the wall catch, their big comeback in the standings, the Ya Gotta Believe speech and some memories of playing with Willie Hayes.
25 min
New York Giants Voice Bob Papa Talks Eli Mannin...
Voice of the New York Giants Bob Papa talks with lifelong Giants fan Jay Horwitz about his time working with the team, comparing David Wright to Eli Manning, some of the Giants greatest moments and what it’s like to call games like you see it.
20 min
Remembering 9/11 with Former Police Officers St...
Steve Dillon, a member of the ’63 and ’64 Mets left the game behind to become a police officer which is almost the vice versa of his son who went from being a police officer to Director of Security Operations at Citi Field. In this conversation with Jay, the pair talk about 9/11 and what they think 22 years later and Steve Jr.’s experience helping identify bodies and look through remains.
23 min
Learn About What Makes REAL Italian Pizza With ...
Mike Pizza sits down with Jay Horwitz in the Mets Hall of Fame museum to talk about a whole lot of topics including Pizza and Meatballs. The conversation also covers Mike’s feelings about Francisco Alvarez, 22 years since 9/11 and Mike’s life in Italy.
21 min
Notre Dame Football Coach Marcus Freeman
Lifelong and diehard Notre Dame fan Jay got the chance to speak with head coach Marcus Freeman about the Fighting Irish! The conversation covers some early growing pains Coach Freeman faced, the eventual success that has come, Rudy, and what it’s like coaching one of the most legendary franchises in sports.
13 min
Joe Buck Talks About The Mets-Cards Feuds of th...
Joe Buck joins Amazin’ Conversations to talk about a whole list of topics ranging from the heated feuds between the Mets and Cardinals of the 1980s, some standout memories from calling World Series games over the years and his predictions for the Jets and Giants in this upcoming season.
28 min
Jay Horwitz Tries The Foods of Citi Field With ...
Jay is joined by Jason Eksterowicz and a ton of food as he gulps down a milkshake and learns about all the different food Citi Field has to offer! Make sure you get out to Citi Field to try these yourself and VOTE FOR THE METS at the link below
20 min
Terry Collins Talks About Bartolo Colón, David ...
Terry Collins stops by ahead of Bartolo Colón’s official retirement ceremony to talk about big sexy’s important and what it was like to coach him on multiple teams.
25 min
Battle of the Badges at Citi Field ft. Jose Vas...
David Wright will be back at Citi Field for the Battle of the Badges this year at Citi Field and jay sits down with Jose Vasquez (NYPD) & Chris Torres (FDNY) ahead of the games to talk about how much this means to them. The conversation also covers the rivalry between the two departments, the charity aspect of the game and the contributions Mets like Rusty Staub have made to the betterment of our first responders!
18 min
Steve Gelbs Talks Gary, Keith and Ron, Sausage ...
Steve Gelbs talks with Jay about similarities Jay feels they have in their respective careers, Steve’s career with the Mets so far and some of his most beloved moments like the Milwaukee sausage race, when he met a cup snake in the bleachers or Wrigley and his fabulous salsa performance!
23 min
Mets Radio Broadcasters Keith Raad and Pat McCa...
Keith and Pat join Jay to talk about their first year being in the booth with Howie, what building that chemistry is like, Howie’s latest movie suggestions and much more! Pat talks about the lessons he learned from his dad, former Mets radio announcer and current Phillies voice Tom McCarthy. Keith shares some insight of growing up in the Mets system alongside names like Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez
18 min
Darryl Strawberry Talks All Star Game and Gives...
8x All-Star Darryl Strawberry stops by to talk with Jay ahead of the mid-summer classic and share his experience at the games. Darryl also talks about the advice he would give to the Met rookies like Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez, the pressures of being a high draft pick and if he thinks the name Strawberry had to do with his media attention.
16 min
Mets Clubhouse Manager Kevin Kierst
Jay talks with Kevin Kierst about his job with the Mets of over 10 years managing the clubhouse and equipment for the team. Kevin also talks about his time with the Norfolk Tides and his extensive bobblehead AND movie poster collection!
20 min
Wally Backman on Helping Daniel Murphy on His C...
Wally Backman has spent the last few seasons managing the Long Island Ducks, where he hopes to give players one more chance at making the big leagues, in this episode he talks about two players with that goal this season. Daniel Murphy and Ruben Tejada, National League Champions, and teammates who both believe they have more to give the game.
17 min
Daniel Murphy Talks About Coming Out of Retirem...
Mets playoff legend Daniel Murphy has come out of retirement and is making another run at being a major league player.
21 min
Keith Hernandez Talks Hall of Fame and Becoming...
Keith Hernandez’ road to his number being retired for the Mets started 40 years ago this week and Jay sat down with his longtime friend to discuss what it was like before and after Keith arrived in New York City.
26 min
Ed Lynch And Mike Vaccaro Reflect On 40 Years S...
1986 World Series Champion Ed Lynch and acclaimed NY Post columnist Mike Vaccaro reflect on Keith Hernandez’ impact upon being traded to the Mets in 1983. The trio discuss his ill will toward New York before arriving, the magic of a team that had Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden on the horizon and so much more!
24 min
David Cone Talks Broadcasting and Playing For T...
Jay and David Cone have been close for decades and that chemistry really shows in this conversation.
20 min
Gary Cohen on Going Into The Mets Hall of Fame
Beloved Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen is part of the Mets latest class of Hall of Fame inductees. In this interview with Jay, Gary talks about how he never in his wildest dreams thought he would get this honor. Their conversation spans Gary’s whole career, from his first day with the Mets during the famous Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry fight at photo day, to his time in the radio booth with Howie Rose, working alongside Bob Murphy and then becoming a part of the now legendary trio known as “Gary, Keith and Ron” on SNY.
18 min
Brendan McKeon Talks Mets Control Room and The ...
Brendan McKeon’s story with the Mets began in 2006 when he was an intern at Shea Stadium. After working the Brooklyn Cyclone control room for a few years he started working full time for the Mets in 2009, helping open Shea Stadium.
20 min