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  1. Mets hire new PR czar to improve image

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Trying to bulk up their public-relations skills, the Mets have hired Harold Kaufman to the newly created position of executive director, communications. The team writes in a press release: Kaufman will be responsible for the strateg...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Frank Viola resting comfortably after open-heart surgery

    The New York Mets say former pitcher Frank Viola is resting comfortably after heart surgery.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  3. Buzz That Was -- Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir set to talk fashion o...

    D'Arcy Maine

    What makes more sense than Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir covering fashion at the Oscars? How about a disaster movie being filmed at the Mets' ballpark!

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. About Last Weekend: All A-Rod Everything

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy buying gray-market signatures of 20-year-olds off eBay, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he has beleaguered slugger Alex Rodriguez penciled in to start Monday, despite rum...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  5. Bud Selig says MLB won't interrupt season for Olympics

    Major League Baseball won't change its schedule to boost the sport's chances of getting back into the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  6. Jamie Kennedy to promote 'Oh Sit!' at Mets

    Lynn Hoppes

    Die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fan Jamie Kennedy will be donning a New York Mets jersey Sunday at Citi Field to throw out the first pitch against the Atlanta Braves. It's taking a lot for Kennedy to go into enemy territory. "I'm never going to ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  7. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    R.A. Dickey tells Colin about the knuckleball and much more. Mets P R.A. Dickey dishes on why he decided to focus on throwing knuckleballs in 2005, how he prepares to pitch, his success and more. Dickey Three-time Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adr...

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  8. Mets morning briefing 7.28.12

    Adam Rubin

    PHOENIX -- Jon Niese matched a career high by allowing eight runs, wasting homers by David Wright and Ike Davis, as the Mets lost to the Diamondbacks, 11-5, Friday night at Chase Field. The Mets, who are now 2-12 since the All-Star break, send Chr...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  9. June in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. Number of Seattle Mariners who combined to pitch a ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  10. Recalling the work of an iconic sports artist

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Painter and sketch artist LeRoy Neiman, best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, died Wednesday at age 91. Neiman was the official painter of five Olympiads...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  11. Mike Hessman, the real-life Crash Davis

    Doug Williams

    Nobody ever sets out to be the best home run hitter in minor league baseball, and that includes Mike Hessman. But with 367 home runs over 17 professional seasons, Hessman is just that, a 34-year-old veteran with major league pop playing in Triple-...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  12. Playbook's Sports Photos of the Week (6/4)

    Playbook Visuals

    The NBA playoffs, the Stanley Cup finals, Olympics prep and, of course, baseball brought plenty of memorable images in the last seven days. Honestly, you've just got to jump at the chance to see them. Playbook Visuals' Photos of the Week...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  13. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  14. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  15. Mets sign pair to minor deals

    Adam Rubin

    Bob Levey/Getty Images The Mets have signed ex-Cub Jeff Stevens to a minor league deal. The Mets have signed right-handed Jeff Stevens and infielder/outfielder Corey Wimberly to minor league deals, according to Baseball America. They were taken fiv...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  16. Japanese CF will be available

    Adam Rubin

    Christopher Hanewinckel/US Presswire Norichika Aoki (23) rounds third base in the second round of the World Baseball Classic against Cuba at Petco Park in San Diego in March 2009. The Tokyo Yakult Swallows plan to make available three-time Central ...

    Blog | November 10, 2011