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COVID Quickly Has Impact on Opening Day

Nationals-Mets game is postponed after a player tests positive

(Newser) - It didn't take long for COVID to make its presence felt on baseball's opening day. Thursday night's game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets has been postponed because of the coronavirus, reports the New York Post . The league made the call after an unnamed Nationals...

New York Mets Fire GM in Sexting Scandal

Jared Porter sent explicit images to female journalist

(Newser) - The New York Mets fired their new general manager on Tuesday after he acknowledged sending explicit images via text to a female reporter in 2016, reports the New York Post . Jared Porter, who was hired during the offseason, got the boot after the story surfaced at ESPN on Monday night....

'Greatest Mets Player of All Time' Dead at 75



'Greatest Mets
Player of All Time'
Dead at 75
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'Greatest Mets Player of All Time' Dead at 75

Tom Seaver died Monday in California

(Newser) - Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher who steered a stunning transformation from lovable losers to Miracle Mets in 1969, has died, the AP reports. He was 75. The Hall said Wednesday night that Seaver died Monday from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver spent his final years...

Why the Mets Pay a 57-Year-Old $1.2M Every July 1

Bobby Bonilla will get that each year through 2035

(Newser) - It's a pretty safe bet that July 1 is Bobby Bonilla's favorite day of the year. That's because it's the day on which the New York Mets pay him $1,193,248.20. Bonilla, 57, hasn't picked up a bat since 2001, when he last...

A-Rod and J-Lo May Try to Buy the Mets
A-Rod and J-Lo 
May Bid on the Mets

A-Rod and J-Lo May Bid on the Mets

Sources say celebrity couple is considering a bid on the baseball team

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are going to try to bid on the New York Mets, sources tell Variety and the New York Post . The engaged couple is reportedly working with JPMorgan Chase to raise capital for the possible bid, though no one has officially confirmed the news. The family...

Tim Tebow Nearly Had It —and Then, Oh Dear Lord

The New York Mets farm player takes a tumble

(Newser) - Tim Tebow was ready to catch the last out in a spring-training game Friday when things went a little awry—or, as TMZ puts it, "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The New York Mets farm player (and former Heisman Trophy winner) was looking up and running across left field in the top...

Cheating Scandal Costs Carlos Beltran Managing Job

Former All-Star had just been hired by the Mets

(Newser) - Carlos Beltran, who was named in baseball's report as an initiator of the Houston Astros' scheme to steal signs from other teams, has lost his job as manager of the New York Mets—before ever managing a game. The Mets and Beltran "agreed to mutually part ways,"...

'See You Tomorrow, Mickey.' Then a Post-Game Scrum

Mets manager, pitcher have run-in with reporter, who says he meant no offense by the comment

(Newser) - The most talked-about baseball moment from Sunday came not on the field but after the post-game news conference at Wrigley Field. Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at Newsday reporter Tim Healey and ordered him thrown out, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be physically restrained from going after the reporter,...

Weep No More, Mets Fans: You Can Get Free Therapy

Amid a miserable season, UMA Health is offering some couch time for Flushing faithful

(Newser) - The New York Mets are having a seasons that the AP describes as "ravaged by injury and boneheaded play," and now fans struggling with their team's lousy season have somewhere to cry besides sports talk radio. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions...

A Baseball Legend Dies on Opening Day
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Dies on Opening Day
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Beloved Baseball Icon Dies on Opening Day

Rusty Staub starred on the field, raised money for families of 9/11 first responders

(Newser) - Rusty Staub, the orange-haired outfielder who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday at age 73. He died after an illness in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., hours before the start of the...

Darryl Strawberry Says He Used to Have Sex Between Innings

'It was a pretty crazy lifestyle'

(Newser) - “Yeah, it was pretty crazy,” the New York Post quotes Darryl Strawberry as telling Dr. Oz on Thursday. “It was a pretty crazy lifestyle.” No kidding. While discussing his sex addiction, the former baseball player says he used to have sex with women in the...

Man Honors Childhood Friend ... by Flushing His Ashes

Tom McDonald has flushed Roy Riegel's ashes at 16 MLB ballparks

(Newser) - "I went to the bathroom, and I was like, I know what to do," Tom McDonald tells the New York Daily News . Roy Riegel, McDonald's childhood friend and fellow New York Mets superfan, died in 2008 at the age of 48. McDonald kept Riegel's ashes in...

Tebow Legend Now Includes Mashed Tater in 1st Pro At-Bat

He didn't Tebow on home plate, though

(Newser) - The legend of Tim Tebow got another chapter Wednesday when he hit a home run (video here ) in his first at-bat as a member of the New York Mets organization, Deadspin reports. Even more impressive, it was on the first pitch the former NFL quarterback saw as a professional...

Tim Tebow Is Officially a Baseball Player

New York Mets sign him to minor league contract

(Newser) - Tim Tebow has indeed found himself a career in baseball —but it's not the major league deal he was hoping for. The New York Mets have signed the former NFL quarterback to a minor league contract, reports NBC New York . He'll join the Mets' instructional league, which...

Royals Win World Series in Extra Innings

They stage yet another rally

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985, rallying in the ninth inning when Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie it and then breaking away in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 Sunday night. The daring Royals capped their postseason...

Huge Error Late Puts Mets in Big World Series Hole

Kansas City goes up 3-1, with help from mistake by Daniel Murphy

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth inning after second baseman Daniel Murphy's error and startled the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday night for a 3-1 lead in the World Series. Mets rookie Michael Conforto hit two home runs, and a sellout crowd kept getting...

Mets Back in World Series With 9-3 Win

They can level it on Saturday night

(Newser) - Two balls launched over the wall, one fired over an opponent's head, and just like that, David Wright and the New York Mets are right back in this World Series. Wright homered and drove in four runs, Curtis Granderson also connected, and rookie Noah Syndergaard set a nasty tone...

Royals Go Up 2-0 in World Series

They beat the Mets 7-1 in Kansas City

(Newser) - Johnny Cueto pitched a two-hitter, Eric Hosmer drove in two more runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 7-1 in Kansas City Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series. Cueto struck out four, walked three, and reinforced why the Royals got the...

Royals Win Longest-Ever World Series Opener

They beat the Mets 5-4 in 14 innings

(Newser) - Alcides Escobar started the World Series with a jolt. Five hours later, he ended the longest opener ever with a jump—into the arms of his joyous Kansas City Royals teammates. Saved by Alex Gordon's tying home run in the ninth inning off Mets closer Jeurys Familia, the Royals...

No End to Cubs' World Series Drought After Mets Sweep

Chicago lost 8-3 on Wednesday

(Newser) - The Back to the Future II prediction was not to be: The Cubs lost 8-3 on Wednesday as the New York Mets wrapped up a four-game sweep in an NL Championship Series that had Chicago's faithful eagerly hoping for more. Instead, the Cubs' World Series championship drought that dates...

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