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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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]. Truth? Honesty? Ha! Welcome to the Nation’s Capital where lies are spun faster than cotton candy at the local fair.

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THE LONG JOURNEY AND SHORT MLB LIFE OF YOENIS CESPADES

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is making the most of his time in the United States. Type his name in Google and tap the search button.

See what I mean?

His professional baseball career starts and ends quickly. It begins in 2012 with Cespedes signing a four-year, $36 million contract with the Oakland Athletics. Three years and some change later, Cespedes has played in three major league cities — Oakland, Boston, Detroit — and, on Saturday, he will begin a new chapter in New York.

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HALL OF FAME STORYTELLER

Tom Gage

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 of Detroit.”

His most memorable words were written in 1989. On a day off between games, with the Giants trailing the Oakland Athletics, Gage wrote the only thing that can save the Giants now is an act of nature rendering the field unplayable.

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