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A look back: Mets openers

Soon, Casey and I will be riding the rails out to Flushing for another Mets opener (and a Mr. Met bobblehead!). In celebration of baseball coming back to Queens for the season, I’ve pulled some photos from past openers. I don’t have photos from each of the past 12 openers I’ve been to, but here’s

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Fresh outta the pack

So just like Keith Olbermann, the first 2011 Topps card I laid eyes on after opening my first pack of the year was that of Russell Branyan. And the one beneath it was also Alex Rodriguez. But things got quite a bit better from there in the one $4.99 rack pack I bought at Target.

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For the love of … the game

Enjoying BP I haven’t felt an urge to write here in a few weeks because football — specifically, college; more specifically, Notre Dame — has begun and I find myself somewhat playing out the string when it comes to baseball. I’m still invested in it, seeing if the Rays can outlast the Yankees for the

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The shadows are creeping in

Some fans and beat writers are looking at this road trip to Atlanta and Philadelphia as a make-or-break stretch of six games in the Mets’ season. But I think it’s already broken. This isn’t just about yesterday’s debacle against the D-backs, which, had things been a bit different (say, New York had won five out

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Ike’s rookie power

Ike Davis’ 14th home run last night marked the most by a Mets rookie since David Wright hit 14 during his rookie year in 2004, when he also was an in-season callup. Wright hit his 14 in 69 games (283 plate appearances), Davis needed 84 games (344 PAs). The current corners of the Mets infield

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