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Harvey Moving Day

It started out so promising. The high draft pick, the lofty prospect status, the build of a pitcher with a powerful right arm. There were comparisons to Tom Seaver, and at three inches taller and 20 pounds heavier, maybe there was some resemblance. Things looked great those first two seasons for Matt Harvey. The 12-10

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Going deep in three countries

  When Tom Brady threw his first touchdown pass against the Raiders in a game in November 2017, CBS put up a graphic showing that he’s connected for a score in three countries: the United States, England and Mexico, where Oakland and New England were playing. So it got me thinking: How many players have

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By the numbers: Mets home openers

We all know the success the Mets have had on Opening Day since losing eight of their first nine. But having attended the last 19 home openers, and 20 overall (the Mets are 15-5 when I’ve been there), I wondered how they’ve done in their first home game over the years. So I crunched the numbers

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Mets’ Opening Day opponents — and sites — through the years

Some various facts about the Mets’ Opening Day opponents through the years… Their 2018 opener against the Cardinals is the eighth opener vs. St. Louis, tying them with the Expos/Nationals and the Phillies. Seven times the Mets have opened against the Cubs and Pirates, also former NL East rivals, along with the Cards. Since the

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All-time Sports Illustrated baseball preview issue cover apperances

NOTE: Originally posted on April 1, 2010, this analysis is now updated yearly to show the latest accurate numbers. This all began in 2010, after I posted the Sports Illustrated baseball preview cover on Facebook. My friend Brad left this comment: One of my first SI issues was the 1987 baseball preview issue, with Cory

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