The Phillies Cometh Applesauce - Manuel wants Mets investigated, Turk videos, Strasburg's first runs

Even with an offday the Mets are able to find plenty of ways to make headlines.

Meet the Mets

In case you had forgotten, the Phillies are coming to town and Charlie Manuel is already finding ways to piss off Metstradamus.

But, Howard Megdal just can't get excited about this series because of the way this team is structured. Ted Berg elaborates.

Matt Cerrone was able to chat with Turk Wendell during the recent Met Alumni festivities over the weekend. The conversation encouraged me to search YouTube and it was well worth it. Turk is apparently a spokesman for the National Honey Board

Brian Mangan argues that the Mets have actually had a good year with personnel decisions

Meanwhile, Buffalo keeps cruising with some pretty solid career minor leaguers.

Around MLB

Stephen Strasburg finally gave up some runs in Triple-A. Steve Phillips says it's time to trade him, especially since the Nats are interested in Roy Oswalt.

Bill Baer tries to explain what happened with Roy Halladay against Boston.

All of a sudden, some of the worst contracts in baseball are looking a little less bad.

Omar Vizquel passed his hero, Luis Aparicio, on the all-time shortstop hit list. He's still behind Derek Jeter.

John Fogerty's song "Centerfield" will be the first song inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Rockies will sign second baseman Kaz Matsui.

Dottie Kamenshek, one of the major inspirations for Geena Davis' character in A League of Their Own passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Kamenshek hit .292 during her career in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Outside of MLB

In what is now my favorite story of all time, the Today Show's Ann Curry gave the commencement address at Wheaton College on Saturday. Unfortunately for her and all the Wheaton grads, she didn't realize which Wheaton she was speaking at.

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