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1999: Bobby Jones blasts, Franco gets 400

In part two of our 1999 retrospective, Bobby Jones goes deep on opening day, Shea renovations are undone by faulty plumbing, and John Franco earns save number 400.

When the Wilpons met the Dolans

Back in 1999, the Mets were almost bought by Cablevision. Would they be any worse off than they are today?

Fare thee well, house of horrors

On the Braves' hurried abandonment of Turner Field, a house of Met horrors, and a flashback to the surprisingly dry 1999 NLCS

Callan: Setbacks and signs in the stands

Matt Harvey's injury gives you two options: Wallow in despair, or remember why you root for the Mets.

From the upper deck to the depths with Mike Piazza

In honor of Mike Piazza Day, a story about how the catcher showed that Field Level was no place for the likes of me.

The Mets and the great rally cap orthodoxy failure

The Mets all but invented the rally cap in the 1980s. In 1987, they tried to codify its use. It didn't work.

This Date in Mets History: April 19

Al Jackson, default ace of the early Amazins, pitched like legit one on April 19, 1964 to earn the first-ever win by a Mets pitcher at Shea Stadium.

This Date in Mets History: March 16

The New York State Assembly voted to Shea OK to a new stadium for the Mets on this date in 1961.

Bruno Sammartino: How much will he get for HoF?

Apparently, Bruno Sammartino drove a very hard bargain in return for legitimising the WWE Hall of Fame with his presence this year - he's believed to be getting a main event level "WrestleMania" payoff.

Embiggen This 8-bit blast from the past is what you see on Street View if you search for Citi...

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Embiggen This 8-bit blast from the past is what you see on Street View if you search for Citi Field on Google's latest April Fool's prank, Google Maps Quest
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