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Mets Morning News: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

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

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Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

With no Mets games being played, having no additional positive COVID-19 cases is the crown jewel of Sunday.

Sure, ARod and JLo can afford to buy the Mets, but being able to afford running the team is an entirely different story.

As of Sunday, the Marlins haven’t been notified of how their upcoming series against the Mets will play out, but it is assumed that at least one day is going to feature a double header.

World Series Champion and noted fan of being shirtless, Brian Dozier, was released one week after being designated for assignment.

I sincerely hope you like the subway series because there’s a chance that we get a ton of it in the next week.

Lenny Dykstra is currently on a historic streak that rivals those of Cal Ripken Jr. and Joe DiMaggio.

Around the National League East

Anibal Sanchez and the Nationals secured a 9-3 win over the floundering Marlins.

Three early home runs against Josh Tomlin was enough to give the Phillies a 5-4 victory over the Braves.

With the two of them facing off on Sunday Night Baseball, it’s only fair to consider whether the Phillies and Braves can overcome their flaws in order to succeed in October.

Bryce Harper honored Kobe Bryant on what would’ve been the NBA legend’s 42nd birthday.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels will square off in Williamsport in the 2021 Little League Classic.

The San Francisco Giants designated Hunter Pence for assignment, but despite the bad news, the quirky veteran remains as happy as ever.

The Pirates took special care to make sure that their “Beautiful Boaters” got the rain delay updates that they needed.

A little farther down the coast of California, the Angels designated Michael Hermosillo for assignment.

The Toronto Blue Jays and Canada have gained a new Large Adult Son in the form of Daniel Vogelbach.

Move over Honus Wagner, Mike Trout is the new king of the sports card market.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2015, David Wright brought himself back into the lineup....with thunder.