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Mike SteffanosSaturday, October 22, 2005
By Mike Steffanos

Now that this blog has been up a couple of months I thought I would take the opportunity to tell those of you who might be interested about Mike and Mike's Mets. I started this blog for a couple of reasons -- one, because I got tired of listening to so-called "experts" speak for me as a Met fan; and two, because I came down with Lyme Disease this summer and needed something else to obsess over. I've enjoyed this experience on both counts.

I have no illusion that my writings are devoured by millions, but I was pleasantly surprised that there are quite a few of you out there that stop by and read what I have to say. My old freshman comp teacher taught me that when I was writing an opinion piece to write it like I mean it, so I express my views strongly. This blog's reason for being is to share my personal opinions (hence the name "Mike's Mets), but I do respect those of you that don't share my opinion, and actually enjoy hearing from you when you disagree. I'm really not in love with my own opinions, although I do develop a crush on them from time to time.

As for dealing with the Lyme Disease, writing this has been both therapy and a welcome distraction. My biggest problem -- other than the fact I was misdiagnosed and poorly treated at the stage where Lyme is fairly easy to cure -- is that I deal with constant headaches and dizziness, the kind you get when you come down with a bad flu, except these have lasted for months. I look back at some of my postings and I can tell when I was having a bad day by how disjointed they are, but I really believe the effort to focus mentally and write something coherent is a big help. Also, I don't want to obsess over this stupid disease, writing this blog allows me to obsess over the Mets, which is infinitely more fun.

Me: I'm 47 years old, and have been a Mets fan for over 35 years. I live in Connecticut.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are my own. This site is absolutely "unofficial" and is not affiliated in any way with the New York Mets, Major League Baseball or Sterling Mets, LP.

Comments (14)

(DOnt Post,)

I'm a microbiologist, irony.


Come up with a cure for this damn thing and you'll have my eternal gratitude.

I am tired of B.S. given by Mike and mad dog and in WFAN.We the Met fans and Mets should boycot them to retaliate againt their bias, hate and slurs against us. Please help me to start this boycot camping againt
those racists. I will follow your suggestions to fight this moral war.

Keith, as I mentioned in my latest post, I don't think a boycott works because the publicity generated by it would actually boost MATMD's ratings. We all need to have the discipline to tune out, starting with me.

Dear Mike:
I hope you are all right.God bless you, inspite of little headaches, you are still writing and updating.I read your column every day so as other Mets
fans. Believe me, you know about the game better than lot of Big mouths getting paid have a radio show for exposing their stupidity. Take care, we need you big guy to celebrate 2006 world series vicoty of mets.

Thanks, I appreciate it. That World Series victory sounds real good.

Hey Mike,
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading you. I always go to you first when I go onto the Sports Spyder search. It is evident that you actually care for and like the players you write about.It is very refreshing and admirable in this day of front running and "what have you done fo me lately" fans. Keep up the GREAT work.

Thanks, Jim, that was very kind of you to say.

I enjoyed your 2007 SP write-up; I saw a link posted at The Mets Refugee Message Board.


Thanks, P.

fellow fans - passing along info for a jan. 27th benefit/kids clinic at Chelsea Piers in NYC - your kids can play ball with David Wright, Reyes, El Duque, Paul Lo Duca, Heilman, Maine, Ben Johnson, Howard Johnson and Mazzilli. Here is the link with info and registration - http://www.baseballfantasycamp2007.com/the_event.php

Dear Mike:
I have a ticket for Met's game Reserved Mezzanine for Tuesday 5/15/2007 game. Please email
me your address, I willmail it to you. Either you can go or give it to anybody you like. Remember our NLCS game at Shea. I really enjoyed your company. I hope you are enjoying your new home.

Sam P

I just wanted to say that I am very curious about Willie's choice to pull Phillip Humber yesterday (9/26/07) against the Nats. Humber had one mistake with the Church homerun, I dont know why Willie thought an overused, under achieving, ineffective bullpen could do better then the starting pitcher. I am sure I dont have all the details of his decision, from a fan's standpoint it looked like a bad choice. Anyway, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my disapointment in the Mets end of the season blunders. Thanks for the opportunity to post my rant.

Dear Mike,

I am new to your site and noticed in your Bio that you have Lyme Disease. Also, it mentioned you have been feeling better.

I am writing this because someone in my family was misdiagnosed years ago and has been suffering for many years. He has become almost permanantly disabled. It has ruined his career, marriage and life.

Can you share what you did or used to help yourself. He has been trying some protocals recently that have not helped him. I fear he is getting desperate. He can barely make it through the day.

Any info regarding meds or treatment would be greatly appreciated. I hope this note finds you doing better. I did not know how to reach you personally so I am posting here. If any of your readers know of any info they can pass it along to jpaventi@aol.com.

Joe P.

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