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For once, not the last game

For several years now, in addition to Opening Day, I’ve gone to the final Mets home game of the season. A few times alone, often with Mom, Casey or others along (like this time). After each game, the players have come out and saluted the fans along the first- and third-base sides. In 2013, when

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Hudson vs. Zito, back in Oakland

With their season a loss and their Bay neighbors the Giants in town — starting former A’s great Tim Hudson themselves — Oakland gave former AL Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito one more home start, and it happened to be the game we were attending. Along with Mark Mulder (who was in attendance; the three

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Ryan Howard looks back

Looking back on his time in Lakewood As a Mets fan, it’s tough to see Ryan Howard do well. As a baseball fan, it’s a treat. The big man (who, to this point, has managed to avoid a nickname that’s stuck, as far as I know) is a bonafide superstar and a personable fellow who

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Photo Flashback: Meeting the Mets home and away

Night at Oriole Park I’m finally catching up after a whirlwind weekend. After working long into the morning on Thursday, I went to that afternoon’s Mets-Padres game before going back to work that night. And who would’ve thought that of the two matchups — Mat Latos vs. Johan Santana and Jon Garland vs. Jon Niese

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Photo Flashback: Take me back to the aughts

Chance Corgan Not much time for a more in-depth post because I’m off to the Mets game today (Johan!) and have to catch my train in less than an hour. [Expanded below.] Yesterday morning I drove up the road to see the Pittsfield Colonials face the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium mainly to

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