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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
57
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
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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
59
Larry and Lindsay Berra Talk about Yogi Berra &...
A champion with both the Mets and Yankees, Yogi Berra is one of the greatest baseball players to come through New York City. Larry and Lindsay Berra are hoping the documentary "It Ain't over" can remind people of that. In this interview with Jay Horwitz, Yogi's son and daughter share the story of how Yogi came to the Mets, how a few of his famous sayings came to be and how they've felt seeing their grandfathers name not be included in conversations he absolutely should be. “It Ain’t Over” features interviews with Billy Crystal, Mariano Rivera, Joe Torre and many others
20 min
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Davey Johnson Reflects on His Time With The Mets
World Series champion manager, Davey Johnson joins Jay to talk about his time with the Mets and remembers those incredible playoff series’ vs the Astros, and Red Sox. Davey also talks about getting a young Doc Gooden called up to the major league team and his own impact on building that championship group.
18 min
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Anthony DiComo on Covering The Mets and Writing...
Recorded inside Clover Park at Port St. Lucie, Jay Horwitz sits down with Anthony DiComo whose been covering the Mets beat for over a decade! Anthony shares some stories about his time covering the team, what it was like for him to be following the team for their 2015 playoff run and his relationship with David Wright, who he co-wrote David’s memoir “The Captain” with.
16 min
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John Franco on Sports Illustrated the New York ...
Sports Illustrated has released a new Mets book chronicling the team’s six decades. In this conversation with Jay Horwitz, recorded at the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum at Citi Field, John reflects on his career with the Mets and how it felt to play for the team he grew up a fan of. John talks about getting traded to the team and thinking he was a Yankee initially, his friendship with Al Leiter and all the pranks he has pulled on Jay over the years.
12 min
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Evan Roberts Talks About His Mets Fandom and Ra...
Evan Roberts joins the show
19 min
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Bob Kendrick Reflects on Jackie Robinson and Th...
Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum joins the show to discuss Jackie Robinson and his relationship with his first major league team, the Kansas City Monarchs. Kendrick also talks about how Jackie came to be the first and who almost beat him to it, the museum itself and how important of a piece of American history it is.
28 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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