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By the numbers: Mets home openers

    We all know the success the Mets have had on Opening Day since losing eight of their first nine. But having attended the last 18 home openers, and 19 overall (the Mets are 14-5 when I’ve been there), I wondered how they’ve done in their first home game over the years. So I crunched

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Mets’ Opening Day opponents — and sites — through the years

Some various facts about the Mets’ Opening Day opponents through the years… In 2015 and ’16, the Mets opened in Washington and Kansas City, the first time they’ve opened a season in either city. Those two straight seasons opening on the road came after hosting Opening Day for three years in a row. The Mets

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Bringing the hammer on Opening Day

To no one’s surprise, Noah Syndergaard will be the Mets’ Opening Day starter this year. What I find more significant is that he’s the seventh different pitcher to start the first game in the last seven seasons, a record for the franchise. The previous record of six was set from 1980-85 and the pitchers, starting in

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Bartolo Colon is so old …

Sometime during the first week of April, Bartolo Colon will begin his 20th season in the Major Leagues. Then, somewhere around his ninth or 10th start (based on his outings last year), he’ll turn 44 years old (his birthday is May 24). His first start, unless he’s one of Atlanta’s top three starters (unlikely), will

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Have you ever wondered how London covered the 1969 Mets?

For a delightfully irreverent take on the Mets’ 1969 NL East-clinching victory, check out this newsreel clip from British Movietone: It’s part of a big collection of baseball footage hidden in plain sight among the millions of clips on YouTube. And it’s meant to make the Mets’ feat understood to British viewers: “Imagine a non-league

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