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.

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
Marc Luino & James Schiano from Metsd Up
17 min
Bobby Valentine and Bob Masten Remember John St...
Ahead of the celebration of life being held for John Stearns at the University of Colorado campus on November 7th, Jay speaks to Bobby Valentine, who coached the Mets alongside John for years and Bob Masten, who grew up with John and played football with him at the University of Colorado.
17 min
Bobby Ojeda Talks About the Biggest Games of Hi...
Jay talks with longtime friend and 1986 World Champion Bobby Ojeda! Jay starts the episode by bringing up how Bobby almost got him fired in the mid 80’s and the stories don’t stop there! Bobby also details what he considered the two biggest games of his life and what the mentality you need to have is like in those moments. Listen for more!
27 min
Phil Simms Talks About Being an Athlete in New ...
Jay sits down with 2x Super Bowl champion and New York Giants legend Phil Simms. They discuss the struggles young athletes face in New York with media scrutiny, the 86’ Giants listening to Mets games on the radio and everything from Phil’s playing days to his current role as a broadcaster on CBS. Giants’ fans won’t want to miss this, and Jets fans will be happy to hear Phil Simms wants you to be happy too!
17 min
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. Discusses His Father’s Legacy
Marlins pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr., son of former Mets pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre, joins the podcast to talk about his dad’s impact on the 1986 Mets pitching staff, how he uses the principles his dad taught him in his current role and much more.
13 min
Strawberry Talks Postseason and 2022 Mets
Strawberry Talks Postseason and 2022 Mets
9 min
Granderson, Delgado Discuss Clemente Day
Roberto Clemente Award winners Curtis Granderson and Carlos Delgado join Jay to discuss Clemente’s legacy, the honor of winning the award and their service to the community.
18 min
Chris Mullin Talks Mets Fandom, St. John’s Bas...
In this episode of the Amazin’ Mets Alumni Podcast, former St. John’s basketball star Chris Mullin joins Jay to discuss his lifelong Mets fandom, his basketball career and his current role as a broadcaster for the Golden State Warriors
25 min
Mets Remember 9/11
Al Leiter, John Franco and Todd Zeile join Jay Horwitz at Engine 55 in Lower Manhattan for a very special episode of the Amazin’ Mets Alumni Podcast. These members of the 2001 Mets discuss the team’s tradition of visiting a firehouse in New York for the past 21 years, an annual visit they vowed to maintain following the tragedy of September 11.
18 min
Willie Mays’ Son Discusses No. 24 Retirement
Willie Mays’ son Michael joins Jay to share his Mets memories and discuss his reaction to his father’s No. 24 being retired by the Mets at Old Timers’ Day.
15 min
Mets Old Timers’ Day Draft
Willie Randolph and Terry Collins select the players for each of their teams.
23 min
Mike Hampton and Glendon Rusch Discuss Mets Old...
Members of the 2000 National League champion Mets, Glendon Rusch and Mike Hampton reminisce about their playing days and discuss their excitement for taking part in this year’s Mets Old Timers’ Day.
24 min
Lee Mazzilli Talks Mets History, Old Times’ Day
Lee Mazzilli reminisces with Jay about the Mets history and discusses some of the elements of this year’s Mets Old Timers’ Day.
14 min
Kim Ng’s Trailblazing Career
Kim Ng joins Jay to discuss her trailblazing career path leading up to her historic hire as general manager of the Miami Marlins.
16 min
Cleon Jones and Ron Swoboda Talk Gil Hodges HOF...
On site in Cooperstown, Cleon Jones and Ron Swoboda discuss what it means to see their former manager Gil Hodges inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
29 min