Welcome to OnTheBlack.com – A NY Mets Video Blog Providing News, Opinions and Analysis
My name is Kerel Cooper and I am the owner and operator of this blog. I began OnTheBlack in September of 2008 as a way to give myself the opportunity to voice my opinions about the team I love, the New York Mets. Over time the site has evolved into a video blog. 90% of the posts are video and the other 10% are written posts such as “Mets News” or “Photos“. My long term goal is to create a daily webshow that is all about the New York Mets.
As the site has grown, I have been fortunate enough to have had some of my blog post featured on such industry leaders as Metsblog.com and various other Mets Sites. I have also had the opportunity to work with Modell’s to promote some of their Mets related events. As a reward, I was able to be a part of an interview session featuring Dwight Gooden.
Where did the name OnTheBlack come from? I have been often asked this question. If you look at homeplate, it’s outline with a black strip. During a baseball game, if there is a close pitch, sometimes you will hear the announcers say, “that was on the blackpart of the plate”. So that’s were I got the name OnTheBlack.com.
What others are saying about OnTheBlack.com:
Joe Janish of Mets Today says: “Kerel is way ahead of the curve with his motion picture blog.”
Joe D. of Mets Merized Online says: “your Mets video blogs are great to listen to when multi tasking; always on point and well articulated.”
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This website is not affiliated with the New York Mets baseball club or Major League Baseball in any way.