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Hudson vs. Zito, back in Oakland

With their season a loss and their Bay neighbors the Giants in town — starting former A’s great Tim Hudson themselves — Oakland gave former AL Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito one more home start, and it happened to be the game we were attending. Along with Mark Mulder (who was in attendance; the three

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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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Looking back on the 1992 Hall of Fame Game

Like most of baseball, I went about my day last Monday as I normally would. I didn’t take any time out of my day to visit MLB.com and listen to the coverage of the Hall of Fame from Cooperstown, the annual exhibition that used to be played the Monday following Induction Weekend. The Cubs and

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Dusk in Portland

It’s the image of hundreds of photographs, film clips and memories — the golden light and long shadows of dusk in New England. The grass seems a little higher, the hay bales shimmer in the glow and the scent of pine, wisteria, lupine or any number of fragrant foliage wafts on the breeze. And so

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