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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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The Mets’ zero-sum games

It hasn’t happened in the Majors in six years and hasn’t been done by the Mets since September 1969, but it was completed tonight: A three-game shutout sweep. Amazing. In some ways, I was as nervous heading to the ninth as I get during no-hit bids going into the final inning (or, if it’s a

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Photo Friday: Padres vs. Phillies, 1994

Brawl at the plate It was a Monday afternoon in May 1994 and I was a senior in high school. My dad was on the board of education in our town, so he knew the administration well, so when the principal of my elementary school called to say he had extra tickets for the Phillies

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Banking on the signing of Bay

I like the Mets’ signing of Jason Bay. I really do. I know they need a starting pitcher, because Oliver Perez has a long way to go to prove he’s anything more than a cash suck and Jonathan Niese is probably not the No. 5 starter they need right now, but Bay was another big

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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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