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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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Falling short once again

I’ve let time pass and decided I’m ready to write this post. It’s hard to watch your team come so close to the postseason and not close the deal. It’s particularly tough when your boys have it in their control — all they have to do is win — and it still gets away. But

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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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No complaints with Haren, Peavy to start

Can’t find much to argue with in the All-Star Game starters. Dan Haren has had an amazing run and been consistent all season, while Jake Peavy has been just as dominant. And as a National League fan, I’m hoping Haren’s uncharacteristically “rough” outings in his last two starts carry over. Peavy may have lost his

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For Maine, right may be wrong

The All-Star Game selection show on TBS yesterday had the feel of CBS’ annual NCAA basketball tournament selection show. TBS did its best to drag out the blasted thing, revealing the American League starters, then “breaking it down” with Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn, then moving on to the AL pitchers (and breaking it down),

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