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Opening Day tickets still available

Leading up to Friday’s A’s and Braves home openers, each team still had tickets available. The Pirates and Nationals open on Monday and are still pushing tickets. The Nationals are so hard up for buyers that the team president has gone on the radio in nearby cities like Richmond, rival Baltimore and even Philadelphia —

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The time is Wright for a walk-off

David Wright’s walk-off homer, Aug. 7, 2008 Originally uploaded by NJ Baseball On Wednesday night, I turned to a co-worker after David Wright committed the error that allowed the Padres to tie the game. “He needs a day off tomorrow,” I said. After baserunning blunders the last two nights, some limp at-bats in clutch situations,

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Shea Goodbye: 73 to go

Thoughts and scenes from Game No. 8 at Shea… The Mets had a moment of silence for the fan who fell from an escalator after yesterday’s game, though they didn’t say that he died. “Heartfelt condolences” and “prayers” went out to the man’s family regarding the “tragedy.” I also noticed a small bouquet of carnations

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At Shea, the future looks bright — it has to

The Mets are celebrating 45 seasons at Shea Stadium this summer before they open the sparkling new Citi Field in 2009, and as the new ballpark takes its final shape behind the giant scoreboard in right-center field, it’s hard not to long for the future. Yet it becomes easier if you dwell even briefly on

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These are the fans of the Mets

Overheard outside Shea Stadium while I waited for a friend before going inside: Mother to boy, presumably at his first game:“No, it’s not air-conditioned. It’s outside.” Woman on the phone, explaining where she was standing:“It’s between Gates C and D — cat and David.” Certainly a big-time Mets fan who will no doubt become that

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