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MetsBlog: Getting to know rookie Vic Black, a man of the people

Vic Black's 2014 Topps baseball card
Vic Black’s 2014 Topps baseball card

I’m going to guess that most of my readers are Mets fans & already saw this over at But I’m going to share it anyway, because how often do you see a current baseball player interviewed about his subway riding habits?

“To me, it’s cool, especially after games. You hop on and especially late, Mets fans are everywhere, and they’re still talking about the game,” Black said. “I love being around people, which is why I think New York fits me, personality-wise.”

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Stepping into the subways of the past (a sort of baseball-related break from the Mets)


I visited the New York City Transit Museum on Saturday afternoon, and it was a lot of fun. They have some nice exhibits exploring the history of mass transit in New York City, but the best part is seeing all of the old subway cars set up along the tracks at the now-inactive Court Street subway station. I wasn’t planning to post any pictures here, but I changed my mind after stepping onto an old car that was running on the IRT Flushing line during the 1964 World’s Fair and seeing some baseball-related ad reproductions displayed in other cars.


If you have any interest in New York’s subway system or old railroad stuff in general and you have the opportunity, check out the museum.