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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

Rendering of Willets Point redevelopment. (credit: NYC Economic Development Corporation)

State Sen. Avella Joins Activists At Rally For Flushing Meadows Park Land

State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined residents and community activists on Saturday, at a rally to take back the parkland of Flushing Meadows.

03/22/2014

An exterior view of Shea Stadium (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bud Selig Says Oakland Coliseum, ‘A Pit,’ Reminds Him Of Shea Stadium

“It’s a pit,” Selig said. “It reminds me of old County Stadium and Shea Stadium. We need to deal with that. I’ve had a committee working on it for two or three years, and there’s no question we’re going to have to solve that problem.”

09/26/2013

David Wright (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: David Wright’s Legacy, Extra-Inning Games And More Mets Notes

The Mets had an all-time record 46-20 against the Rockies at Shea Stadium, including an 18-2 mark vs. Colorado in the final 20 games between the two clubs at Shea.

08/06/2013

Emile Griffith (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Former Boxing Champion Emile Griffith Dead At 75

Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing, died Tuesday. He was 75.

07/23/2013

Don Larsen (Photo by Vincent Laforet/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Subway Series From A Historical Perspective

Before interleague play, the term “Subway Series” was pretty much reserved for the World Series. But no city has had the number of Subway Series that The Big Apple has.

05/29/2013

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees waves at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Immortal Mariano Rivera — The Final Number 42

Mariano Rivera, the Final 42, sui generis of any generation, the man whose mythology isn’t hyperbole. To list his bona fides is to not only insult him and you, but also his peers, since he has none.

05/27/2013

Mariano Rivera (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Final Subway Series In Queens Will Be Special For Mariano Rivera

Rivera says the Subway Series has become more like a divisional game in recent years.

05/27/2013

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei: Walk-Off Wins, Lots Of Losses, Leadoff Homers At Citi And More Mets Notes

The Mets have dropped to a season-low six games under .500 after going 2-4 on their six-game homestand. The Mets’ 1-0, 10-inning win last Tuesday night against the White Sox was the second extra-inning, one-hitter in Mets history.

05/13/2013

Robin Ventura (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) and Matt Harvey (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

White Sox Manager Robin Ventura: Matt Harvey Is ‘Verlander-Like’

“Harvey was as advertised tonight,” Ventura said after the game. “He was as dominant as anyone they’ve seen. He’s (Justin) Verlander-like — he has velocity, movement and his presence is as good as advertised.”

05/08/2013

David Wright (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Schwei: Game-Tying Homers, Pinch-Hit Blasts, Walk-Off Losses And More Mets Notes

The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.

05/06/2013

Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a solo home run to Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei: Falling Below .500, A Lack Of Hits, Walk-Off Grand Slams And More Mets Notes

The Mets went just 3-6 on their nine-game homestand, dropping two of three to the Dodgers and getting swept by the Phillies after taking two of three last weekend from the Nationals.

04/29/2013

John Buck (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei: Buck’s RBIs, Harvey’s Brilliance, Tejada’s 200th And More Mets Notes

Buck’s 22 runs batted in are four shy of Jeff Kent for the most-ever in club history by the end of April. Overall, 13 Mets have finished the month with 20 or more RBIs.

04/23/2013

David Wright #5, John Buck #44 and Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 3, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: Walk-Off Wins, Grand Slams, Dominant Pitching And More Mets Notes

For the first time since 2006, the Mets have won their first two series of the season thanks to Marlon Byrd’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.

04/08/2013

Mike Piazza (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Mike Piazza, Mets Are Not On The Best Of Terms

Piazza was honored on the final day that Shea Stadium stood in 2008, but since then he hasn’t had much of an association with the franchise. His relationship has, in fact, “cooled some over time,” according to a report.

03/04/2013

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