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Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers waves to the crowd as he runs off the field at Candlestick Park.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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.

12/22/2013

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after he is presented with a surfboard, a bottle of wine and a check for his foundation by Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin and team president Michael Crowley. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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.

06/13/2013

Jonny Gomes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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.

10/22/2012

Ex-Mets Darryl Strawberry (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Wally Backman (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Strawberry: Backman ‘Will Be’ Next Manager Of Mets

Wally 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.

WFAN–01/26/2011

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Mets Promote Backman To Manage Binghamton

The Mets have tapped Wally Backman to replace Tim Teufel as manager of New York’s Double-A Binghamton farm team.

WFAN–01/25/2011

New York Mets new manager Terry Collins speaks to the media during a press conference  at Citi Field on November 23, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

New Mets Manager Terry Collins On The FAN

Terry 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.

WFAN–11/23/2010

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Heyman: Hale, Warthen To Remain With Mets

Chip 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.

WFAN–11/22/2010

(Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Source: Mets Hire Terry Collins As Manager

Terry 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.

WFAN–11/21/2010

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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.

WFAN–11/19/2010

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson with Paul DePodesta, vp of player development and amateur scouting, and J.P. Ricciardi, special assistant to the general manager (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Alderson: Mets Could Decide On Manager By Sunday

New 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.

WFAN–11/18/2010

Chip Hale (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images), Terry Collins (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images), Wally Backman (AP Photo/Ed Betz), Bob Melvin (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: The Mets’ Final Four

Forget 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.

WFAN–11/17/2010

Terry Collins (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images), Wally Backman (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Backman, Collins Among 4 Finalists For Mets Manager

Terry 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.

WFAN–11/17/2010

Ken Oberkfell with David Wright (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Oberkfell Next On Mets’ Interview List

The Mets’ search for a manager is headed to the Dominican Republic. General manager Sandy Alderson is flying south to meet with Triple-A manager Ken Oberkfell.

WFAN–11/11/2010

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mets Begin Interviews, Backman Scheduled

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson began interviewing candidates for the team’s managerial opening, meeting with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss.

WFAN–11/05/2010

Bob Melvin (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images), Wally Backman (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews), Chip Hale (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: Mets’ First Interviews

The Mets will commence the managerial derby on Thursday and Friday of this week. Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman and third base coach Chip Hale are at the top of the internal list.

WFAN–11/04/2010

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