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The Mets jersey in Yankee Stadium

The Babe has a presence I finally made it out to Yankee Stadium ’09 yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mid-70s afternoon and I didn’t even need a seat in the shade to feel comfortable, but I had one, and I was. After emerging from the D train, I walked around Babe Ruth Plaza to pick

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Trying really hard to craft that silver lining

As I sit here going back and forth between being frustrated at the Mets’ offseason (leading to doubts about the coming season) and letting the fan in me have hope, let’s take a look at some forced parallels and other good omens that might serve as a precursor to a successful season in 2010. Just

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Random thoughts during a scoreless extra-innings classic

While watching the beginning of what has become this amazing pitchers’ duel between the Red Sox and Yankees (it’s now in the 12th, still scoreless), I wondered when the last time was that a team pitched a no-hitter against its chief rival. At the time, Josh Beckett hadn’t allowed a hit, though it was only

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Surely some not-so-free agents

If money were no object, some team in baseball could potentially add nine future Hall of Famers to its roster this offseason, including what is obviously a baseball first: available sluggers who have reached the 700, 600, 500, 400 and 300 home-run plateaus. First, the possible — not all probable — Hall of Famers: Barry

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Sox appeal

There it is. 12:06 a.m. on the East Coast and Jonathan Papelbon has just struck out Seth Smith to end the 2007 World Series and the baseball season. As I have every year for as long as I can remember, I made sure I stayed up to watch the final out, to see the last

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