This is Amazin' Avenue's first installment of "This Date in mets.com History." Thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, here's what the Mets website looked like ten years ago today.
- The appearance of the following names: Jay Payton, Armando Benitez, John Franco, Edgardo Alfonzo and Timo Perez
- The amazing "Al Leits the Way" headline on the third story
- The official clubhouse cap was $22.50 (click and scroll down to see it)
- The praise for Bobby Valentine: "The best of Valentine was on display all evening Thursday, and it was months in the making. Without his preparation, his knack for playing the right hunches and his uncanny feel for his players' psyches, the Mets might very well be staring at a 2-0 hole and the impending end of their season."
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