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NY Mets talk of the town for one day, recreate memories for die…

NY Mets talk of the town for one day, recreate memories for die-hard fans like NJ governor Chris Christie

nydailynews.com Updated Apr 1, 2013
The Mets were stretching their lead now against the Padres, doing that on this day when they were the better baseball game in New York, scoring three in the bottom of the fourth and making the start of this season sound and feel and look so much better …
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  • Former NY Mets manager Bobby Valentine, now athletic director a…

    Former NY Mets manager Bobby Valentine, now athletic director at Sacred Heart, ready for limited parternship with SNY televsion

    nydailynews.com Apr 1, 2013
    There was about an hour left before his SportsNet New York debut, giving Bobby Valentine plenty of time to stick the proverbial needle in Terry Collins. “I just saw Terry for the first time. I told him I’m going to kill him every chance I get. So at l
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  • After rare simultaneous Opening Day in New York, Yankees fans b…

    After rare simultaneous Opening Day in New York, Yankees fans bummed out while Mets have plenty to cheer about

    nydailynews.com Apr 1, 2013
    The first disturbingly negative words were uttered on this bright and glorious Monday morning at the north end of the parking lot under Macombs Dam Bridge, from the tailgating Bleacher Creature who goes by the name of Ubsey. “I guarantee the Mets will f
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  • Mets win Opening Day laugher behind Niese

    Mets win Opening Day laugher behind Niese

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 1, 2013
    The Mets cranked out an 11-2 Opening Day victory over the Padres behind Jon Niese's strong pitching and Collin Cowgill's first career grand slam.
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  • For a Mets Usher, an Opening Day Streak Continues

    For a Mets Usher, an Opening Day Streak Continues

    nytimes.com Apr 1, 2013
    Luke Gasparre, 88, celebrated his 50th opening day as a Mets usher on Monday.
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  • Sandy heroes honored during Citi Field festivities

    Sandy heroes honored during Citi Field festivities

    MLB.com Apr 1, 2013
    Opening Day at Citi Field took on a decidedly local flavor Monday, as the Mets elected to honor some of the region's great heroes during their pregame ceremony.
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  • Yankees, Mets Live: Follow Opening Day Action

    Yankees, Mets Live: Follow Opening Day Action

    nytimes.com Apr 1, 2013
    Times reporters and editors at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field offer live analysis and updates on the Yankees' and Mets' opening day games.
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  • Video - Mets Rout Padres 11-2 00:35

    Mets Rout Padres 11-2

    Apr 1
    Collin Cowgill hit a grand slam in the Mets' 11-2 win over the Padres.
  • Video - Fill In The Blanks: Mets fans at Citi Field 00:58

    Fill In The Blanks: Mets fans at Citi Field

    Apr 1
    Brad Blanks plays "Fill In The Blanks" with Mets fans outside Citi Field.
  • Video - Fill in the Blanks: MLB Opening Day 01:29

    Fill in the Blanks: MLB Opening Day

    Apr 1
    Brad Blanks traveled all over the Big Apple to cover the Yankees' and Mets' opening day games from every possible angle.
  • Video - Matt Harvey Ready To Take The Mound 02:15

    Matt Harvey Ready To Take The Mound

    Apr 1
    Matt Harvey sits down with ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin to discuss his preparations for the 2013 season.