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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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Leaping down the line

The above photo is quite the capture, isn’t it? Joseph Monge of the Greenville Drive after he hurdled through Lakewood BlueClaws pitcher Yoel Mecias (who lost his glove) and first baseman Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins fielded the bunt and threw to the second baseman covering first for the out. But what’s not so great is the previous

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Opening Day optimism

The Mets opened the home portion of their schedule yesterday with a satisfying win over a rebuilding rival on a gorgeous spring day. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year didn’t allow a run despite not having his best stuff, and a pair of emerging young cornerstones drove in the two runs. You couldn’t ask

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Lou Gehrig in Asbury Park

Lou Gehrig, 1927, Asbury Park, N.J. (Personal collection) A couple of years ago, I came across this photo on eBay. It’s small — maybe about 2×3 inches — pasted to a blank postcard. On the back, in pencil, it says, “Lou Gehrig and [illegible] 1927 Ashbury Pk.” The illegible name looks like Janu, but it

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Zack Wheeler’s first Citi Field pitch

Going through some photos from last year and came across this GIF I (OK — Google Photos) made. I’d forgotten about it, even though I took these shots of his first home pitch with this specific plan in mind. Here’s hoping he does even half of what Matt Harvey did last year.