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Mr. Met (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ex-Mr. Met Says Secret Service Warned Him Of ‘Kill Shot’

Advance toward the leader of the free world at your own risk — even if you’re a professional sports mascot, with your giant mitts and huge noggin.

04/17/2014

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the New York Yankees celebrates his run with teammate Kelly Johnson #33 in the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of a doubleheader on April 16, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs are wearing the #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees Win Second Game 2-0, Sweep Cubs In Doubleheader

The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.

04/17/2014

Relief pitcher Jose Valverde #47 of the New York Mets celebrates with catcher Anthony Recker #20 after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in the MLB game at Chase Field on April 16, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mets Complete Sweep, Send Diamondbacks To 6th Straight Loss

Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the New York Mets beat Arizona 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and send the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.

04/17/2014

Plaque honoring Nelson Mandela at Yankee Stadium's Monument Park (credit: Getty Images)

Yankees Unveil Tribute To Nelson Mandela At Monument Park

Mandela’s plaque was unveiled in a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs.

04/16/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Dice-K Is Up, First Base Situation And Chris Young

The Mets made a pitching change on Wednesday, calling up right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas and sending down left-hander John Lannan to make room.

04/16/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tanaka Surrenders 2 Bunt Singles, Strikes Out 10 In Dominant Effort

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory.

04/16/2014

Kelly Johnson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

What To Do, What To Do? Yankees Short On First Basemen

Since Mark Teixiera went on the disabled list on April 5 with a strained right hamstring, the $200 million Bronx Bombers have cobbled together a platoon at first base.

04/16/2014

Mets reliever John Lannan reacts as Anthony Rendon of the Nationals rounds third in the 10th inning during Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Bring Up Daisuke Matsuzaka, Send Down John Lannan

Matsuzaka’s contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.

04/16/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Jeter Hopes Devils Great Brodeur Gets To Go Out On His Terms

I mentioned to Derek Jeter the uncertainty of Martin Brodeur’s future, and the possibility that he could still play next year, but in another uniform. “Man, I hope not,” he said.

04/16/2014

Jerry Seinfeld in Mets uniform (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Cyclones Giving Out ‘Magic Loogie’ Bobbleheads On Seinfeld Night

That’s gold, Jerry! Gold! The Cyclones are hosting a “Salute to Seinfeld Night” on July 5, complete with a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead giveaway and batters in puffy shirts.

04/16/2014

Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets fist-bumps Kirk Nieuwenhuis after scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 15, 2014. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mets Looking To Climb Above .500 For First Time Since April 2013

Looking to add to Brandon McCarthy’s early troubles, the Mets can record their first series sweep at Chase Field in eight years by handing the Diamondbacks a sixth consecutive defeat Wednesday.

04/16/2014

Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter (Scott Iskowitz/ Getty Images)

Palladino: Take A Seat, Captain! Girardi Playing Jeter’s Farewell Tour Right

The real issues come with the fans who are just now showing up, and then heading home disappointed for missing their only chance to see Derek Jeter in person. The question for them is, “Where ya been?”

04/16/2014

Omar Quintanilla (R) of the New York Mets high fives Travis d'Arnaud (L) after both scored fourth inning runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mets Jump On Struggling Diamondbacks Early In 9-0 Win

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks.

04/16/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Juan Lagares Lands On 15-Day DL With Strained Hamstring, Kirk Nieuwenhuis Recalled

Juan Lagares is headed to the disabled list and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up to take his place on the roster. Curtis Granderson will not be placed on the disabled list at this time and is listed as day to day.

04/15/2014

Stephen Drew (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

‘Content’ Hal Steinbrenner Not Expected To Go After Stephen Drew

“I’m pretty content with our infield right now,” Steinbrenner said. “I think guys like Anna and Solarte have been pleasant surprises. Kelly Johnson has been good. Derek’s healthy. So far, so good, but it’s early.”

04/15/2014

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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees is introduced onto the field for his final home opener against the Baltimore Orioles before their game on April 7, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Opening Day At Yankee Stadium

Fans wait to see the players warm up before Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Opening Day At Citi Field

Check out all the memorable photos from Opening Day at Citi Field.

New York Yankees Introduce Jacoby Ellsbury

Yankees Introduce Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury

Photos from Jacoby Ellsbury’s introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium.

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Here is a recap of the first week of the MLB Playoffs.

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