METS HALL FALLS SHORT

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The New York Mets 53-year history has more than 100 years worth of memories. The people (owners, managers and players), the games and the legendary success (and failure) are enough to fill an enormous amount of space and time.

On Friday I walked through the gates of Citi Field for the first time. I intentionally wanted to experience what a fan experiences, not a member of the media, so I bought my tickets online and planned my visit ever so carefully.

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THE BOTCHED AND BUNGLED

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stepped out of a black sedan. Wearing stylish sunglasses, a black suite and black tie, he looked dressed for a funeral. Brady hustled past the media and into a lower Manhattan courtroom. … more

WORDS ARE WERTH-LESS

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There was a time when opinions in Washington mattered. But, then came the lies and cover ups: Kennedy (and Marilyn), Watergate, Iran-Contra, Clinton and Lewinsky, the debate over weapons of mass distruction in Iraq, [insert your favorite lie here]. … more

HALL OF FAME STORYTELLER

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Veteran baseball reporter Tom Gage has witnessed a lot of baseball history. He has covered over 5,000 games and wrote over 11 million words. In a video presentation during Saturday's ceremony, Gage's stories were described as "the novel for the city … more

WHAT DOES CONTENTION LOOK LIKE?

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Within a few hours of Friday's post Seeing is Believing, the New York Mets promoted Michael Conforto, acquired Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves, designated John Mayberry Jr. and Danny Muno and moved David Wright to the 60-day … more