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Philadelphia Phillies v. New York Mets Photo by Anthony Causi

Meet the Mets

Anthony Causi, the man behind the camera for some of the most iconic photos in New York sports, passed away at 48 from the coronavirus.

Naturally, tributes poured in almost immediately for the beloved Post photographer. Even Jeff Wilpon released a statement Sunday night on behalf of the Mets organization.

A GoFundMe was created on behalf of Causi’s wife and two young children to deal with the financial burden thrust upon them.

Daniel Kim, the former Mets interpreter for Jae Weong Seo, spoke with Newsday’s David Lennon about life and the return of baseball in South Korea.

Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso played a game of MLB: The Show practice before the squirrel represented the Mets in MLB’s Show Players’ Tournament. Future games can be viewed at McNeil’s Twitch channel.

Around the National League East

At The Good Phight, the virtual Philliestroubles and frustrations continued as Easter came and went.

Nationals General Manager gave his reasoning for displaying his World Series trophy for the city of Washington D.C. to enjoy.

Around Major League Baseball

Even with baseball gone, Dusty Baker is still around to provide sage words of wisdom when called upon.

The Chinese Professional Baseball League became the first organized baseball league to play a game in 2020.

With plans either shoddy or impossible, a vaccine not within sight, and players objecting to league ideas, should baseball come back at all in 2020?

The pain of being a Mets fan usually doesn’t result in much more than a migraine and a desire to sleep forever, but the pain of being a Yankees fan sparked creative genius from the mind of Larry David.

Four-time All-Star and former Chicago Cubs second baseman Glenn Beckert passed away at 79.

Bert Thiel, one of two surviving Boston Braves, filled the void left by baseball with some stories of the olden days.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2013, Matt Harvey carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins in what was the longest start of his career to that point.