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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Pitcher Grant Roberts takes it easy with his pooch, Petey,
Pitcher Grant Roberts takes it easy with his pooch, Petey,
Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets tweeted out their condolences and best thoughts to Pin Man following the loss of his mother and his father’s current battle with COVID-19.

SNY’s Fake Mets have clawed their way back to a .500 record.

Newsday’s position-by-position breakdown of the New York teams reached shortstop as Amed Rosario represented the present while Andres Gimenez and Ronny Mauricio represent the future of the position.

Around the National League East

Chipper Jones revealed that the Mets-Braves game on 9/21/2001 was the top game in his Hall of Fame career.

Thanks to an ill-timed wager and a virtual home run, Cole Tucker’s first-born child will be named after Rhys Hoskins.

Mike Rizzo assured the Washingtonians that the NationalsWorld Series banner and rings will not be revealed until fans return to the stadium.

Around Major League Baseball

Over in South Korea, it is expected that the KBO season will start on May 1 without fans in the stands.

Mark Teahan and April 2013 Mets Legend John Buck had a pleasant quarantine catch.

In the latest move relating to the delay of the season, Rob Manfred will allow teams to furlough or reduce the pay of non-playing employees.

According to Joe Kelly, the Red Sox wouldn’t have lost a single game if they had actually cheated in the 2018 postseason.

His dad may have hit two grand slams off of Chan Ho Park in a single inning, but Fernando Tatis Jr. hit seven virtual home runs against Matt Carpenter, so who’s the real winner here?

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1967, Tom Seaver smoked the Cubs for his first major league victory.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The Mets’ weekend series against the Brewers in the latest edition of the Amazin’ Avenue Out of the Park Baseball Mets Simulation was...not what you want