No Ike, but Justin Turner Applesauce - Beltran is my hero, Mets get Bubba


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Three pitch walks, the third different everyday second baseman knocking in five runs, and a 4-2 road trip to boot. A pretty nice way to end the weekend. I am still pretty worried, though, about RA Dickey continuing to struggle, even though he insists that he can get better all on his own. We shall see. 

Carlos Beltran was the star of the week for me. At the rate that he is going, he is helping the Mets on the field while also sending his stock soaring for potential suitors. We really do need to savor all the at bats he has left with this team. His performance this year has been a tremendous and inspiring story so much so that, for me, I almost wouldn't mind him going to the Yankees so that he has a shot at a World Series (that he deserves) AND I will get to see more of him play. 

The Mets have acquired a guy named Bubba Bell. That is pretty cool.

1962 was not a good year and the members of that team would like you to stop reminding them about it.

Finally, the story behind how the Mets started wearing those black uniforms.

The Apple may have figured out why Terry Collins continues to insist on batting the second baseman second in the order.

Doc Gooden joined Twitter.

Around MLB

Philadelphia dropped a series against Atlanta, but the Braves have lost Chipper Jones for a while to a torn knee meniscus.

Bryce Harper has already hit nine home runs and is in the middle of an 18 game hitting streak

So, Jorge Posada made some waves for one of the few times in his career over the weekend. David Ortiz came to his Yankee rival's defense.

Mike Carp alert! Three home runs for AAA Tacoma.

Pete Rose would like to manage again. Ha.

And, finally, sad news over the weekend as Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew has entered the final stage of his battle with cancer.

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