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Alex Rodriguez, who was a Mets fan growing up, talks about his favorite World Series memory with Tyler Kepner of The New York Times.

Susan Lulguraj of The Press of Atlantic City has Pedro Martinez’s thoughts about the 2003 Don Zimmer incident, which he shared with reporters at today’s World Series press conference.

Beckett unveiled Topps’ plans to produce a $9.99 commemorative baseball card set for whichever team wins this year’s World Series. I’m glad to know Topps will still crank out a card set even if the Yankees don’t win, but I don’t want either of them.


fernando-martinezThe Mets are close to finalizing their coaching staff, according to’s Marty Noble.

Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog reports that rehabbing prospect Fernando Martinez is running the bases

Toby Hyde at The Mets Minor League Blog takes a look at the grades Baseball America gave the Mets 2009 draft.

Adam Rubin of the Daily News has the Mets instructional league rosters.

Shannon Stark of The Mets Police asks if black is ok for civilian Mets wear. My thought? The average Mets fan looks a lot better in the team’s black jerseys than they do in the pinstripes.

The Real Dirty Mets Blog remembers 1970s reliever Tom Hausman.

Atlantic League

Von-HayesThe Camden Riversharks will introduce Von Hayes as their new manager tomorrow at a World Series Meet & Greet Party

The York Revolution have announced a partnership with the York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for the 2010 baseball season. Among other aspects of the partnership, the team will wear special uniforms for select games, which will be auctioned to benefit the charity.


Baseball Cards

The Collective Troll talks about the price of freedom… from clutter. I think it may be time to find a similar solution for some unwanted cards in my own collection.

Rod at Padrographs has an issue with Topps over one of the propaganda inserts in this year’s Topps Update set. Whether this was a legitimate error or a gimmick, it’s pretty weak, Topps.

Bo at Baseball Cards Come To Life has an interview about baseball cards with former minor leaguer Clay Snellgrove.

Jeff of New Card Smell posted a retro review of 2008 Just Minors Mystery Jersey. Interesting to get a look at a product like this, but I’m not really sure where random signed minor league jerseys really fit into people’s collections.

Wrigley Wax offers a World Series preview that focuses on the ex-Cub factor.

Cards on Cards posted his favorite Yankees, while Night Owl Cards posted his least favorite Yankees. If I had to pick, I’ve got grudging respect for Mariano Rivera and Hideki Matsui and Derek Jeter is my least favorite. Everybody else is just sort of there.



Hufflepuff. Level 43 entertainment junkie and Mets fan. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind.