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Mets ban their minor league players from new clubhouse after $57m upgrade

NL East team unveil new spring training facilities in FloridaMinor league players will have to use basic locker roomThe New York Mets have unveiled a $57m spring training facility, but they won’t let their minor league players use the clubhouse.The Met…

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Mets’ Beltran out before managing a single game in wake of Astros scandal

42-year-old was only appointed by Mets in NovemberBeltran was key figure in Houston cheating scandalCarlos Beltran is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scan…

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Beer, hot dogs, a New York baseball field and … hurling?

Limerick, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary travelled far from home last weekend to compete for a trophy at the home of the New York MetsWhat could have possibly lured Marie Welsh and two friends from southern Ireland to a freezing cold stadium in Queens…

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Beer, hot dogs, a New York baseball field and … hurling?

Limerick, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary travelled far from home last weekend to compete for a trophy at the home of the New York MetsWhat could have possibly lured Marie Welsh and two friends from southern Ireland to a freezing cold stadium in Queens…

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Chiefs and Patriots pushed to the wire as they retain unbeaten records

Kansas City need last-minute touchdown to beat LionsNew England win against Buffalo thanks to late interceptionBrowns beat divisional rivals Ravens to share lead in AFC NorthTwo match-ups between undefeated teams both went down to the wire on Sunday. T…

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Pete Alonso hits 53rd home run of season to break Aaron Judge’s rookie record

Mets slugger hits record HR in penultimate game of seasonJudge says he will buy Alonso dinner as a congratulationsOn the next-to-last day of his first major league season, the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run to break the rookie record …

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Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins $1m in one night after victory in Home Run Derby

Prize dwarfs player’s 2019 salary from Mets of $555,000First baseman will give 10% of prize money to charityVlad Guerrero Jr hits 91 HRs over three rounds but loses finalMets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outl…

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Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins $1m in one night after victory in Home Run Derby

Prize dwarfs player’s 2019 salary from Mets of $555,000First baseman will give 10% of prize money to charityVlad Guerrero Jr hits 91 HRs over three rounds but loses finalMets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outl…

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Mets pitcher Jason Vargas threatens to ‘knock out’ reporter after team’s loss

Club’s manager also swears at Newsday reporter Tim HealeyMets blew lead against Chicago Cubs amid frustrating seasonNew York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging at him during a …

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Mets pitcher Jason Vargas threatens to ‘knock out’ reporter after team’s loss

Club’s manager also swears at Newsday reporter Tim HealeyMets blew lead against Chicago Cubs amid frustrating seasonNew York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging at him during a …

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Mets call-up takes 112-mile Uber to stadium then belts home run

Rajai Davis, 38, arrived during third inning after 5pm call-upVeteran spent about $234 on Uber to stadium from AllentownRajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting…

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Mets’ Todd Frazier admits using rubber ball to fool umpire over catch

Third baseman used ball he found in stands to claim catch‘Sometimes you’ve got to act out a little bit’After an awful first-half of the season, the New York Mets have had a respectable few months, topped off by a series win at the Los Angeles Dodgers t…

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Win now or win later? The woeful Mets and Padres chart different courses

The National League’s two worst teams are slogging their way through lost seasons on philosophically divergent tacksOne of the happiest moments of this lost summer for the New York Mets came last week, when Jeff McNeil made his major-league debut as a …

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Tim Tebow’s big-league dreams are likely dashed, but deserve our respect

The one-time football sensation was derided when he signed a minor-league contract with the Mets to chase a new dream, but Tebow’s improbable if modest success deserves our appreciationFor all the gifs and memes and fragments of an Internet broken by h…

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New York Mets’ minor-league star Tim Tebow likely out for season

Former NFL star likely out for year with injury, ESPN reportsTebow, 30, was batting .273 with six HRs for Class-AA teamTim Tebow’s steady ascent in the New York Mets’ minor-league system has caught a snag after the Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder r…

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Free-falling New York Mets lose to Reds after batting out of order

New York undercut rally by batting out of order in first inningFourth-place Mets have dropped 16 of 23 games after 11-1 startMets manager Mickey Callaway: “It probably cost us the game”The New York Mets have found many ways to self-destruct through the…

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Nationals’ Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets

Harper hits broken-bat home run in first inning off Jacob deGromSlumping Nats come together for 8-6 victory over surging MetsBryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning th…

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard roasted alive in Game of Thrones cameo

When it comes to cameos, Game of Thrones may be typecasting. Last month pop star Ed Sheeran played a musician. On Sunday, New York Mets pitcher pretty much played … a pitcher.

The baseball star was seen hurling a spear as part of the Lannister army, taking down a horse before being roasted alive by a dragon. Despite his grisly end, Syndergaard was a good call-up by Cersei’s forces: he stands 6ft 6in and his fastball regularly tops 100mph.

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Mets promote Tim Tebow to Advanced A due to ‘chase rates and exit velocity’

  • Former NFL star has underwhelming average so far in baseball career
  • Twenty-nine-year-old will now play for St Lucie Mets

These are testing times for the New York Mets, with the team well off the pace in the National League East, star players injured and veteran players unsettled. And now Tim Tebow is creeping his way towards the major leagues.

The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star is still a long way from an MLB appearance but he has been promoted from the Low A Columbia Fireflies to the Advanced A St Lucie Mets. It is unlikely that Tebow’s move is due to his stunning play: the 29-year-old rookie batted .222 with three home runs and 23 RBIs for the Fireflies, stats that the Mets general manager, Sandy Alderson, admitted are underwhelming.

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New York Mets apologize after mascot Mr Met gives fans the finger

  • Incident came after team’s loss to Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday
  • Club employee fired and will no longer wear mascot costume
  • Mrs Met yet to comment on husband’s faux pas at Citi Field

The New York Mets’ season hasn’t lived up to its promise with pitching struggles derailing a team tipped to compete for a place in the playoffs, and the pressure seems to have become too much for their mascot, Mr Met.

On Wednesday night, as Mr Met made his way down the tunnel after his team’s 7-1 loss the Milwaukee Brewers, he gave fans the finger. Although technically it wasn’t the middle finger as he only has three fingers and a thumb. The team said the person wearing the costume will no longer work for the Mets.

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