Say Goodbye To Nostalgic Candlestick Park "The Stick" says its last public goodbye after a run of Super Bowl success; baseball greats like Willie Mays and home run king Barry Bonds; the 1989 earthquake that interrupted the Bay Bridge World Series; and even The Beatles' farewell concert.
Mariano Rivera Gets Surfboard, White Wine As Retirement Gifts From A's Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.
Coleman: Might The Mets Target Slugger Jonny Gomes If Scott Hairston Departs?After a down year in 2011 -- which was split between Cincinnati and Washington -- Gomes bounced back to hit 18 home runs and drive in 47 runs in 279 at-bats, along with his best-ever .377 on-base percentage for the A's.
Strawberry: Backman 'Will Be' Next Manager Of MetsWally Backman was passed over for Terry Collins as the next manager of the Mets, but the fiery Double-A manager still has a firm believer in Darryl Strawberry.
Mets Promote Backman To Manage BinghamtonThe Mets have tapped Wally Backman to replace Tim Teufel as manager of New York's Double-A Binghamton farm team.
New Mets Manager Terry Collins On The FANTerry Collins chased jobs all the way to Japan and China in the 11 years since he last managed a major league club just to find a place in a dugout. Rejuvenating the New York Mets, though, might be his toughest challenge of all.
Heyman: Hale, Warthen To Remain With MetsChip Hale will remain with the Mets as third base coach after finishing a "close second" for New York's managerial job, according to WFAN's Jon Heyman.
Source: Mets Hire Terry Collins As ManagerTerry Collins is a major league manager once again, hired by the New York Mets to help revitalize a franchise that has struggled on the field and at the gate.
Decision Time: Alderson, Mets Finish 2nd Interviews After completing second interviews with four finalists, the New York Mets plan to select their next manager no later than Monday.
Alderson: Mets Could Decide On Manager By SundayNew general manager Sandy Alderson conducted second interviews Wednesday with Bob Melvin and Chip Hale, accompanied by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and three other front-office staff.
Coleman's Corner: The Mets' Final FourForget the external candidates and bring on the in-house boys - the Mets' Final Four is down to Terry Collins, Bob Melvin, Chip Hale and Wally Backman.
Backman, Collins Among 4 Finalists For Mets ManagerTerry Collins, Bob Melvin, Wally Backman and Chip Hale became finalists for New York Mets manager when the team narrowed the field Tuesday night to four candidates who all worked for the organization this year.