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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. In-depth: Nassau passes on Mets' bid

    Adam Rubin

    Mike Stobe/Getty Images Nassau County (L.I.) voters decide on Aug. 1 whether to approve a $400 million bond that would replace the Coliseum, home of the Islanders, as well as building a new ballpark. Residents of Nassau County on Long Island will v...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  14. W2W4: Greece vs. Ecuador at Citi Field

    Matthew Artus

    Citi Field is now on friendly terms with the beautiful game. The home of the New York Mets will become the home-away-from-home for the Ecuadorian and Greek National Teams on Tuesday evening as the two sides face off in an international friendly. T...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  15. New York Mets Emmanuel Garcia learned he had testicular cancer fr...

    Adam Rubin

    A positive steroids test alerted Mets' Emmanuel Garcia to a cancerous tumor.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2011
  16. Johnette Howard: Fans have never looked more impotent to those ru...

    Johnette Howard

    Fans have never been more impotent in sports. But they don't seem to mind.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011