Plattsburgh, New York is a small town, located 60 miles south of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada border and 32 miles north of Burlington, Vermont. The most notable United States city near Plattsburgh is Lake Placid, New York, a modest village and the famed setting for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games where the U.S. men’s ice hockey team upset Russia to win the gold medal, better known as the “Miracle on Ice.”
Flexen, who arrived at Petco Park in San Diego (by way of Binghamton), will make his major league debut against the Padres.
“I don’t think it will be too difficult,” Flexen told the New York media. “The hardest thing is to manage the emotions. Like he [Terry Collins] said, ‘Whatever got me here, stick with it.’ That’s been being confident, attacking guys and that’s what I am going to go out and do. Just stick to the game plan.”
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson hosted a mid-season Q&A with the media prior to the opening of a 10-game homestand.