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New Autograph Acquisitions: 2014 American League Champions (and others)

On Monday, I mentioned winning a World Series contest run by Zach of Autographed Cards. Here are my prizes.

Eric-Hosmer Eric-Hosmer-b

At the age of 24, Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer already has two Gold Glove awards.

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Nightly Newsstand: May 12, 2011

Dillon Gee sports the Mets alternate black uniform (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Paul Lukas of The Uni Watch Blog explores the origin of the Mets’ black alternate uniforms in his column for ESPN’s Page 2. This is the most interesting article I’ve read today.

Carlos Beltran became the 8th player in Mets history to hit three home runs in a game this afternoon. “I feel like a little kid, honestly,” Beltran told New York Times reporter David Waldstein. “I never smile a lot, but I was smiling, I was happy. It felt great.”

Bobby Parnell allowed a 3-run homer to Jesus Montero during his rehab appearance with the Buffalo Bisons today, but he could still re-join the Mets this weekend according to ESPN NY’s Adam Rubin. I’d be tempted to leave Parnell on the Bisons roster a little longer – the major league bullpen has been one of the Mets’ strengths in May and there’s no one I’d really want to cut to give him a roster spot right now.

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Nightly Newsstand: May 7, 2011

Book cat
Photo credit: raider of gin

At Metsgrrl, Caryn is urging Mets fans to show up at the ballpark more often. She’s also campaigning for Jose Reyes to stay. (If you support the cause, you can buy your own “Don’t Trade Reyes” t-shirt from The 7 Line.

I like Jose Reyes – he’s a fun player to root for. I’d like to see the Mets win with Reyes and David Wright, but it’s more important for me to see the Mets win. If the fastest path to winning baseball is the trade of one or both players, do it. Just don’t get suckered into over-valuing somebody else’s prospects.

Steve of the Eddie Kraneppol Society writes that we need an owner that won’t drive us crazy. I’ll go one further – we need an owner that we don’t even think about, except when he or she accepts the World Series trophy from the commissioner in November. I have my doubts that Steve Cohen can be our guy, but I guess we have to wait and see what happens.

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