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1999: Up, up while away


In our latest look back at 1999, the Mets get All Star snubs galore, then take their revenge out on the road

1999: At weak's end

This week in 1999: When the Mets go winless at home, Bobby Valentine finds himself on the seat of heat.

Are Nats Considering This HOF SS As Next Manager?


Plenty of names are out there as potential candidates to replace Davey Johnson on the bench in the nation's capital, but Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo has been unwilling to confirm or deny any of the...

This Date In Mets History: July 23

Jose Reyes' three-run homer beats Phillies and puts Mets back in first-place tie in 2008.


The Enemy Speaks: Phillies Series

Welcome to this Phillies Series edition of The Enemy Speaks (formerly known as From the Opponents' Feed). Here are the interesting tidbits gleaned from NOT listening to the Brennemen, but...

Barry Larkin will manage Brazilian National Team in World Baseball Classic


Newly-minted Hall of Famer Barry Larkin has been hired to manage the Brazilian team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Given the short and relatively scant history of baseball in Brazil, I'm pretty confident in saying that their best hope is having him bat lead-off and play SS.

Hall of Fame Results


By what logic can Roberto Alomar be named on 90 percent of the writers' Hall of Fame ballots while Alan Trammell is named on fewer than 25 percent? (AP) The Hall of Fame results are...

Hall of Fame Hierarchy


Hall of Fame voters can't logically vote for Roberto Alomar or Barry Larkin without also voting for the similarly deserving Alan Trammell. Jay has the Hall of Fame pretty well locked...

This Date In Mets History: July 23 — Miracle Met All-Stars, Kenny Rogers Roasted


July 23 was a good day for Met All-Stars in 1969 and 1974. It's also the day a Met nemesis stuck it to the team for the first time.

Eric Davis produces, featured in BET's "Harvard Park" documentary


Tomorrow at 11 a.m., BET debuts a documentary produced by Eric Davis and childhood friend Daryl Strawberry about Harvard Park, a small park in the bowels of southcentral Los Angeles. ED took Barry Larkin to fair Harvard Park in the offseason once. Said Larkin: "The park was in the 'hood.' There were rocks all over the place, and I'm thinking, 'All right, we're playing in the big leagues and this is where we're working out?' But there was a saying -- 'If you can do it here, you can do it anywhere. If you can field ground balls here, you can field them anywhere. If you can hit here, if you can survive in this situation here, you can survive anywhere.'"

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