A PERMANENT SCAR

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I have two scars on my body, one just below my elbow and the other at the small of my back.

When I was about 10 years old I was hanging out at a local playground and fell back into a sandpit, landing on my elbows. Little did I know there was a broken bottle hidden just under the surface of the sand. The jagged piece of glass pierced my arm.

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FISH OUT OF WATER

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The Miami Marlins arrive in New York tonight nothing like their mascot, who are known for their power, speed and size. The baseball Marlins are 12 games below .500 (18-30) and 10 1/2 games off the pace in the National League East.

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THE VALLEY OR THE MOUNTAIN TOP

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There is a place west of the Hudson River, just outside Woodstock, New York, called Overlook Mountain. According to hikers, the trails in the valley are “strenuous … a slog … full of rattlesnakes.” After reading that description, why would anyone in their right mind would want to hike Overlook Mountain?

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METS LOSING MORE THAN GAMES

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Last Wednesday, after the New York Mets second blowout loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Terry Collins assured everyone, “there’s no panic here, believe me. Not in the clubhouse. Not anyplace else.” Collins told Adam Rubin at ESPN New York there was no need for a team meeting  … players will start tuning them out. 

“They know what’s going on,” said Collins.

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THE SECRET OF COLON’S SUCCESS

Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon has a secret, but no for long.

When the New York Mets signed Colon to a two-year, $20 million deal prior to the 2014 season, fans and the media scoffed at investing in an aging veteran pitcher. Colon is now 41, but honestly, his physique suggests he’s closer to 55. What we saw — an out-of-shape pitcher with a large waistline and legs like small oak trees — was not what the Mets received.

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