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Mets Opening Day 2013

David Wright smiles after the Mets defeated the

David Wright smiles after the Mets defeated the Padres, 11-2, on Opening Day. (April 1, 2013) Photo Credit: David L. Pokress

Scenes from Queens as the Mets open the 2013 MLB season against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

A Met fan wearing an oversized cap looks
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A Met fan wearing an oversized cap looks on during the Mets' home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Jonathon Niese gets a high-five in the dugout
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Jonathon Niese gets a high-five in the dugout after coming out of the game in the seventh inning. (April 1, 2013)

Collin Cowgill follows through on a grand slam
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Collin Cowgill follows through on a grand slam in the seventh inning of the Mets' Opening Day game against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

Jonathon Niese gets a high-five in the dugout
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Jonathon Niese gets a high-five in the dugout after coming out of the game in the seventh inning. (April 1, 2013)

Collin Cowgill follows through on a grand slam
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Collin Cowgill follows through on a grand slam in the seventh inning of the Mets' Opening Day game against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

Met fans Robert Passero and his son Paul,
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Met fans Robert Passero and his son Paul, 9, of Morganville, N.J., watch the Mets' home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fans look on during their home opener
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Mets fans look on during their home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Scott Rice delivers a pitch in his major-league
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Scott Rice delivers a pitch in his major-league debut on Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Collin Cowgill hits a grand slam in the
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Collin Cowgill hits a grand slam in the seventh inning of the Mets season opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

David Wright smiles after the Mets defeated the
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David Wright smiles after the Mets defeated the Padres, 11-2, on Opening Day. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fans look on during today's Mets' home
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Mets fans look on during today's Mets' home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

At Citi Field for the Mets' Opening Day
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At Citi Field for the Mets' Opening Day against San Diego. (April 1, 2013)

Met fan Jerome McCroy, center, of Glendale wearing
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Met fan Jerome McCroy, center, of Glendale wearing his Captain America mask to go with his Met jersey while attending the New York Mets' home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 1, 2013.

Bay Ridge residents Chris O'Nara and Patrick Harkin
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Bay Ridge residents Chris O'Nara and Patrick Harkin enjoying the New York Mets' home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013).

John Buck races home to score on Ruben
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John Buck races home to score on Ruben Tejada's second inning double on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

David Wright loosens up before his at-bat in
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David Wright loosens up before his at-bat in the first inning on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

David Wright pops up after stealing second base
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David Wright pops up after stealing second base in the first inning on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets manager Terry Collins on Opening Day against
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Mets manager Terry Collins on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

John Buck slides across home plate to score
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John Buck slides across home plate to score on Ruben Tejada's second inning double on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Jonathon Niese pitching in the first inning
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Jonathon Niese pitching in the first inning on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Justin Turner stands on the dugout steps just
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Justin Turner stands on the dugout steps just before the game on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Bill Shea Jr., left, and Bob Ryan present
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Bill Shea Jr., left, and Bob Ryan present a flower horseshoe to the Mets on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

John Buck is greeted in the dugout after
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John Buck is greeted in the dugout after scoring on Ruben Tejada's second-inning double on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Latroy Hawkins and David Wright low five during
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Latroy Hawkins and David Wright low five during player introductions on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Emily Rossum sings the National Anthem on Opening
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Emily Rossum sings the National Anthem on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Anthony Recker and Rusty Staub pose for photographers
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Anthony Recker and Rusty Staub pose for photographers after the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Rusty Staub throws out the ceremonial first pitch
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Rusty Staub throws out the ceremonial first pitch to catcher Anthony Recker on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets manager Terry Collins applauds his team's effort
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Mets manager Terry Collins applauds his team's effort in the second inning when they scored two runs on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

The Mets and Padres line the baselines after
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The Mets and Padres line the baselines after the player introductions on Opening Day at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

David Wright waits to bat on Opening Day
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David Wright waits to bat on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets catcher John Buck and pitcher Jonathon Niese
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Mets catcher John Buck and pitcher Jonathon Niese confer in the first inning on Opening Day against the Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

A base sits on the grass prior to
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A base sits on the grass prior to the opening day game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day
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Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

Joe Bota and his 7 year-old son, Joe
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Joe Bota and his 7 year-old son, Joe Bota Jr., from Smithtown, at Citi Field for Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day
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Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day
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Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

Mets outfielder Collin Cogwill stretches before Opening Day
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Mets outfielder Collin Cogwill stretches before Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day
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Mets fans at Citi Field for Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

Rusty Staub delivers the ceremonial first pitch before
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Rusty Staub delivers the ceremonial first pitch before Mets' Opening Day at Citi Field against the Padres. (April 1, 2013)

New York Mets third baseman David Wright chases
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright chases a ground ball hit by San Diego Padres' Jedd Gyorko during the first inning at Opening Day at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets first baseman Ike Davis tags out San
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Mets first baseman Ike Davis tags out San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera during the first inning at Opening Day at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Daniel Murphy
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets hits an RBI single in the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres on opening day at Citi Field on April 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Met fans Ryan Cullen, left, and Charles Gainey
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Met fans Ryan Cullen, left, and Charles Gainey of Westchester play catch before the start of the New York Mets' home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fan Chris Krafczek of Copiague at Citi
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Mets fan Chris Krafczek of Copiague at Citi Field for Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. (April 1, 2013)

A Mets fan at the ticket window before
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A Mets fan at the ticket window before the start of Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets fan Luis Rodriguez of Bridgeport, Conn., at
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Mets fan Luis Rodriguez of Bridgeport, Conn., at Mets Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

New York Mets' Lucas Duda waits his turn
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New York Mets' Lucas Duda waits his turn to bat during batting practice before the Opening Day baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field in New York, Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Mets fans enjoying their tailgate party before the
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Mets fans enjoying their tailgate party before the start of the New York Mets' home opener against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Met fans from Woodbridge, N.J, are excited for
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Met fans from Woodbridge, N.J, are excited for Opening Day at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

David Wright warms up during batting practice before
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David Wright warms up during batting practice before Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

David Wright, left, and Ike Davis pose with
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David Wright, left, and Ike Davis pose with fans in the rotunda before Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

New York Mets' Justin Turner smiles during batting
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New York Mets' Justin Turner smiles during batting practice before Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

David Wright runs on the field for batting
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David Wright runs on the field for batting practice before Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

Mets manager Terry Collins waves to staff as
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Mets manager Terry Collins waves to staff as he enters the field for batting practice before Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

A handful of New York Mets take batting
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A handful of New York Mets take batting practice before Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. (April 1, 2013)

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