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Mets Morning News: Pouring one out for Foley’s

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

National League Championship Series - New York Mets v. Chicago Cubs - Game Three

Meet the Mets

Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News interviewed New York baseball fans about the potential return of baseball and their opinions on the divide between ownership and players.

New York City’s famous baseball bar Foley’s is sadly closing its doors for good—another business that has fallen victim to the coronavirus crisis.

“Racism is engrained in our society/culture and the world seems incapable of change. To change the world we must begin with ourselves,” Marcus Stroman tweeted in response to current events.

Around the National League East

The Phillies are among teams committed to paying their minor leaguers through at least the end of June.

The Braves have already cut 30 minor league players and plan to make more cuts this week. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution lists all of the players who have been released.

Around Major League Baseball

Each day as the impasse between MLB and the players continues, it becomes increasingly likely there won’t be baseball in 2020. It’s all part of a culmination of a bad week for baseball.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reviewed seven key questions involved in the ongoing negotiations to save the 2020 baseball season.

Unlike many teams who have already made cuts, the Pirates will continue to pay their minor leaguers until at least the end of June. Cuts are still being considered, but none have been made as of yet.

This Date in Mets History

Ed Kranepool had perhaps the longest day (and night) of his career on this date in 1964.