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Fred Wilpon and Terry Collins

Mets owner Fred Wilpon and Mets co-owner Saul

(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Greetings from Port St. Lucie, spring-training home of your New York Mets. I lucked into a good first day, as principal owner Fred Wilpon spoke while the team took the field for its first full-squad workout.

He didn't offer much new, besides some details on the four-percent shares they are trying to sell (and perhaps will actually finalize someday). Otherwise, he pledged that his family would...

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Rest in peace, Gary Carter

Former major-league players gathered at a charity event

We knew this was coming, but it nonetheless stings: Gary Carter passed away yesterday, at the too-young age of 57.

How dynamic was Carter as a player? I grew up in New Jersey, and my brother selected Carter as his favorite player - when Carter was on the Expos. Shoot, we took a family trip to Montreal in 1982 largely so we could see Carter and the Expos play in person. 

(Unfortunately...

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