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46 years ago today, the Mets’ only no-hitter *

46 years ago today, on March 21, 1965, the Mets threw their first and only no-hitter. * * Problem is that it came in a Spring Training Game. In St. Petersburg, Fla., that day, Gary Kroll and Gordy Richardson combined … Continue reading

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Tails from the Script yield flashbacks to ’93

I’m sitting here watching a Cincinnati Reds-Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training replay on MLB Network and dealing with some painful flashbacks to 1993. The new Reds’ batting practice jerseys worn during this game have a frighteningly similar look to the horrible … Continue reading

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Mets open with 5-5 tie; Red Sox nearly no-hit Boston College

Just one day into Spring Training and we already have our first near no-hitter. The Boston Red Sox split squad pitching staff took a no-no into the seventh and final inning Saturday … but that’s not entirely impressive because the … Continue reading

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On this day 45 years ago, Seaver signs with Braves

On this day 45 years ago – Feb. 24, 1966 – Tom Seaver signed a $40,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves. Six days later, Baseball Commissioner William Eckert ruled the contract was void because the University of Southern California’s baseball … Continue reading

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The countdown begins: Pitchers and catchers report in 10 days

There are just 10 days left until pitchers and catchers report for the New York Mets’ 50th spring training session, and somewhere in there could be the battery that teams up for the club’s first ever no-hitter. Two of the … Continue reading

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Maine throws solid 5, yielding two solo shots

The Mets’ John Maine had a strong Spring Training outing Thursday, giving up just two runs on three hits, with both runs coming on solo homers during a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Fernando Nieve threw one scoreless … Continue reading

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Mets’ fifth starter spot remains open

Well we’re 16 days away from the start of the season, and here’s what our starting rotation is looking like: Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey, John Maine, Oliver Perez and probably some guy whose last name begins with “N-i-e.” Jon Niese … Continue reading

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Figueroa gets Mets off to good start

Nelson Figueroa threw a pair of scoreless innings and Bobby Livingston got the win with 2 2/3 of no-hit ball Tuesday as the New York Mets topped the Atlanta Braves 4-2 in the team’s first Spring Training contest in Port … Continue reading

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When will we see the new home run apple?

Well, we just completed two exhibition games at Citi Field and we still don’t know what the new home run apple looks like. The Boston Red Sox tagged Oliver Perez for 6 first-inning runs Saturday to top the Mets 9-3 … Continue reading

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Mets shore up roster – let the count start climbing

With the starting rotation now set, the New York Mets shored up their Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The most glaring differences from 2008 are in the bullpen, where only Pedro Feliciano, Bobby Parnell and Brian Stokes held their roster … Continue reading

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