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People still come, Ray

I’ve been to heaven. Twice, in fact. I first learned you could go there on your own time during my junior year of college. A friend of mine from western Illinois, Joe, had a photo of himself with several friends, a few I knew, together on the ballfield in the cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa. Until

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Photo flashback: Enjoying the meat of the sweep

Frenchy’s follow-through A busy weekend has made this look back at Saturday’s win over the Braves a little outdated by now, but it’s still fun to look back on the middle of a sweep sandwich involving one of the Mets’ biggest division rivals — especially when one Larry Wayne Jones Jr. played such a big

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Diving into Mets history

’69 pins Earlier this week, I went to the Mets’ website and searched for tickets to last night’s game on Stubhub. I considered two seats in the front row of the Pepsi Porch — I can’t wait to sit there, hanging over right field — but then when I checked the weather and saw 50

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How I saw Opening Day

A sunny, warm mid-70-degree day. Is this really Opening Day? Indeed it was, yet we kept pinching ourselves and discussing whether it really was as good as it seemed. My mom and my pal Dave arrived separately from Casey and me, but we all met up in Danny Meyerland in center field before the game,

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Watching the good Doctor work

Late last night, Marty Noble put up a blog post reminiscing about crooner Johnny Maestro and hurler Doc Gooden, and it brought up some memories of my own that I didn’t include in my post about Gooden’s Nike billboard in Midtown. I was 10 in 1986, and the two games I did see that year

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