Loyal reader Chris Swann sent cool pictures taken Thursday that document big news at the increasingly Mets-centric Citi Field.

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The old home run apple is moving to the plaza outside the stadium, where everyone can see it and pay proper respect.

Perhaps the Mets will do a better job of getting the new apple to appear this season by executing more forceful blows with their bats.

That's all for now, WatchDog Nation.

I have to write some stuff for our baseball preview section.

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