About/Staff

Welcome to Rising Apple, the New York Mets news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Rising Apple is dedicated to providing top-notch Mets news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Tim Boyle,Expert

Tim Boyle is a lifetime baseball fan, former autograph hound, and three-time Little League Baseball Champion passionate about trade rumors and surprising MLB statistics.

Elizabeth Muratore,Contributor

Proud graduate of the University of Virginia and a die-hard Mets fan from Port Washington, NY. I love all things related to the Mets, baseball history, and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Let's go Mets!

Michael Calascione,Contributor

I am a 23 years old electrical engineer and die hard Mets fan. I have been following the Mets since 2004 and look forward to seeing a Mets championship one day!

Bernie Kastner,Contributor

I have been an avid Met fan since 1962. I am a Psychotherapist and an author of several books, one of them on baseball entitled "Out of My League" (iUniverse 2011). It is a humurously entertaining true story about playing in a competitive softball league in Brooklyn. My most memorable Met play was Ron Swoboda's incredible catch in the 1969 World Series. Through my writings, I try to bring life lessons that can be learned through the lens of baseball.

Nicholas Kyriacou,Contributor

Nicholas Kyriacou is a contributor at Rising Apple and GMEN HQ. For more from Nick, check out his articles and follow him on Twitter @nickckyriacou

Matthew Cacace,Contributor

Lifelong and die hard Mets fan. Ya Gotta Believe

James Richards,Contributor

Never trust a man with two first names.

Michael Griffin,Contributor

I have been a Mets fan since 1980 - I remember when those “Baseball Like It Oughta Be” signs first adorned Shea Stadium. I am a writer and an artist who lives in Queens with my wife, son, crazy cat, and bearded dragon.

Jake Giblin,Contributor

Lifelong Mets fan with hopes of working full time in the world of sports. Currently a student at Montclair State University majoring in Television and Digital Media.

Leen Amin,Contributor

Die-hard Yankees fan from Manhasset, NY who loves baseball and knows too much about the Mets because of my father and brother. THE Ohio State University Class of 2017.

Steve Malik,Contributor

Avid sports watcher and a big NY Giants, LA Lakers and NY Mets fan. Enjoy traveling and good movies too. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown broken down into nine innings." - Earl Wilson

Allen Settle,Contributor

Allen Settle covers the New York as a sports writer at Fansided. He has covered the New York Mets at Rising Apple since 2018 and the Knicks at Daily Knicks since 2020. He also previously contributed to Golden Gate Sports, covering the Bay Area teams in California. Use settledownsport@gmail.com to contact Allen for business inquiries or comments

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