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The Mets finally released their ticket refund policy but it only covers individual games that should have been played in April. Season ticket holders will get a credit for those games and could potentially get a bonus credit of 20% should they invest in the 2021 season.

Both the Mets and Yankees refund policies are bad and they should feel bad.

Another potential buyer for the team emerged but billionaire Wayne Rothbaum is only interested if the price drops to $1 billion.

The idea of a universal DH is being floated around for if baseball returns this year, and Yoenis Cespedes could greatly benefit from that rule change should play resume.

Both Cespedes and Robinson Cano generously gave to a fund for the family of the late Anthony Causi, the sports photographer who touched so many lives.

Steven Matz wants to reach out to the youth of the city and have them share how they are coping with this pandemic and how they are helping others.

Jacob deGrom was chosen as part of the staff of Sports Illustrated’s perfect rotation.

On the latest episode of Beyond the Booth, Gary, Keith, and Ron answered fan questions and chatted about David Wright’s career. Hernandez believes that getting hit in the head with a pitch is what derailed the Captain’s career.

Tony Carullo served as the Mets’ visiting clubhouse manager for 44 years and is finally retiring after being in the organization for 51 years.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop took a look back on John Smoltz’s Hall of Fame career. They did not, however, take a look at his more questionable broadcasting career.

The Marlins also unveiled their ticket refund policy which included games that were scheduled through most of May.

The Good Phight came up with their own postseason plan given all of the wild scenarios that are being discussed right now.

Federal Baseball went back in their history and analyzed all their Opening Day starters.

Around Major League Baseball

The Little League World Series was officially canceled for the first time in its history.

Yankees’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton is donating protective equipment to hospitals in California and New York to help hospitals in communities that were hit the hardest by this disease.

The umpires’ union and Major League Baseball could face possible tension over the umpires’ salaries should they be reduced this season.

Every team has some talking point that surrounds them, so ESPN tried to settle every debate for all 30 teams.

MLB hopeful Michael Neustifter lost a season as he battled through sudden vision loss and could now lose another chance to get drafted if the draft rounds get cut down, but he is still hopeful about fulfilling his dream.

The Major League Baseball Players Association rejected the current proposal for the amateur draft that had restrictions they didn’t agree with.

Hall of Famer Andre Dawson is seeing firsthand the amount of pain this pandemic is causing as the owner of a funeral home in Florida.

Effa Manley is the only woman in the Hall of Fame but her life and her legacy are complicated.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of UnforMetable, Robert Wolfe discussed the career of Darren Reed who was acquired from the Yankees in 1987.

Jacob deGrom and David Wright are facing off in the finals of Vasilis Drimalitis’s UltiMet of the Millennium tournament.

This Date in Mets History

Both Tom Seaver and Doc Gooden put in outstanding pitching performances on this date. In 1974, Seaver struck out sixteen Dodgers in twelve innings in an eventual 2-1 loss. Then ten years later, Gooden fanned ten Cubs in a Mets victory.