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METS BEST HITTER WON’T MAKE THE ROSTER, WHY?

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Pete Alonso starts this week with a .414 batting average (12-for-29) with a 1.296 OPS, three doubles, three majestic home runs and six RBI. Among those with 20+ at bats this spring, Alonso has the fourth highest batting average on the team, first in home runs, first in OPS and slugging percentage (.828). Not bad for a kid who’s never taken a regular season swing a major league uniform.

MICKEY CALLAWAY Q & A

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Q. There’s always been a lot of talk about you guys acquiring a free agent or trade in a catcher. As you look at the ways to improve this team, how much do you think catching needed an upgrade from last season? MICKEY CALLAWAY: I think after last season we need to get better at the catcher position. We’re taking a lot of steps with the guys we have in our organization currently...

A BAG OF BALLS, A LOT OF QUESTIONS

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Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated. The rumors started long before the NLCS. In May 1985, during one of Scott’s starts at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham found a piece of sandpaper near the mound, “brand...

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John Strubel

Hi. My name is John Strubel. I am a storyteller. I love to write. My writing is predominantly related to my greatest passion in life: baseball. Thanks for visiting my website.

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