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Meet the Mets

The Mets announced that the long-awaited Tom Seaver statue dedication will occur on July 22nd this year at Citi Field.

Brandon Nimmo has served as a catalyst at the top of the Mets lineup thus far.

If the velocity increase that Taijuan Walker demonstrated in his season debut on Thursday proves to be permanent, he could prove to be an even more impactful signing for the Mets than initially anticipated.

Do you want to read a recounting of the recording of the 1986 “Get Metsmerized” rap? Of course you do.

Noah Syndergaard continued his relentless Twitter assault on a certain wifeless Mets writer.

Around the National League East

The Nationals got a few players back from the IL following their COVID exposures.

Joe Ross tossed five scoreless innings, but the Nationals bats were blanked by Walker Buehler and the Dodgers bullpen en route to a 1-0 loss.

The Braves honored the late Henry Aaron and Phil Niekro in a pre-game ceremony last night.

Ronald Acuña Jr. got four hits, including a 456-foot homer, to lead Atlanta to an 8-1 victory over the Phillies.

Rhys Hoskins stated that he would be getting the COVID vaccine when it becomes available to him.

Fish Stripes argued that Sandy Alcántera deserves more recognition as a burgeoning ace for the Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

The big story in baseball from last night was Joe Musgrove, as the righty pitcher threw the first no-hitter in Padres history against the Rangers.

We’re now a week into the season, which means it’s time for some early hot takes based on the small sample size of the first few games.

The Dodgers will be without Cody Bellinger for a little while, as the Los Angeles star has been placed on the injured list with a left calf contusion.

In happier news for the reigning champs, the team received their World Series rings in their home opener yesterday.

Dexter Fowler had to be carted off the field last night following an awkward play at second base.

The Blue Jays are tentatively planning on returning to Buffalo for their home games at some point this season, with the Triple-A Bisons opening their season in Trenton, New Jersey as a result.

Slowly but surely, women are beginning to have more opportunities to pursue baseball.

Free agent pitcher David Carpenter, who last pitched in the big leagues in 2019, has been suspended for a year following a violation of the league’s drug prevention and treatment program.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane praised Francisco Lindor and the other Mets who publicly received their COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday.

Joe Sokolowski provided the first This Week in Mets Quotes post of the 2021 season.

Christian Romo assessed the state of the Mets infield in the wake of J.D. Davis’s injury.

This Date in Mets History

Tommie Agee hit perhaps the most impressive home run in Shea Stadium history on this date in 1969.