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Michael Pineda and the marsupial world of baseball

The Michael Pineda incident reminds us that the "rules" of baseball make sense in baseball, and nowhere else in the world.

Let's Go to the Videotape: Jay Howell Gets Bounced

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The Mets did not prevail against the Dodgers in 1988, but they did play host to the only incident of a pitcher getting ejected for doctoring a ball during a playoff game.

This Date in Mets History: May 20

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Robin Ventura hit a pair of record-setting grand slams on this date in 1999. Thankfully, Todd Pratt allowed him to touch home both times.

This Date In Mets History: January 30

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Happy 70th birthday to Davey Johnson, who leads all Mets managers with 595 wins and a .588 winning percentage. He led the Mets to a World Championship in 1986, a feat that can be better appreciated...

This Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 2

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In episode two of This Week in Baseball, Dennis Eckerskey is chased by a ghost (literally), the Mets kill Davey Johnson, and Mel Allen goes nuts for Fred Lynn.

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Davey Johnson and Lessons Learned

Much like in the mid-1980s, Davey Johnson is managing a flamethrowing young phenom. Will he handle Stephen Strasburg differently than he handled Dwight Gooden?

This Date In Mets History: July 14 — Robin Ventura's Birthday, Bobby Valentine's 1,000th Win

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Robin Ventura's Birthday, Bobby Valentine's 1,000th Win, and more!

New York Mets Baseball Card of the Week: 1987 Topps Davey Johnson

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Check out the softer, fuzzier 1980's version of Davey Johnson as well as one of the strangest statistical anomalies you'll ever see.

Pitching Bias in Mets Hall of Fame

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The Mets Hall of Fame only includes four pitchers from all 50 years of the team's existence. There has to be more than four great Mets pitchers in team history, right?

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