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2000 Stories by Billy Altman

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  • Amazin' Aftermath

    published October 31, 2000

    To this observer, the image from the 2000 World Series that's likely to last the longest is the path of the ball of that last pitch thrown in Game... More >>

  • Roger Goes Batty

    published October 24, 2000

    OCTOBER 23—“Why would Roger throw a bat at Mike?” an incredulous Joe Torre asked the media in the interview room after Game... More >>

  • Quiet Riot

    published October 24, 2000

    OCTOBER 24—As the Subway Series' current address changes from River to Roosevelt Ave. for Games 3, 4, and 5 (that's if the Mets can... More >>

  • Hawaiian Punch-Out

    published October 24, 2000

    OCTOBER 25—After the conclusion of Game 3—won by the Mets 4-2 with some eighth-inning heroics by their two most currently... More >>

  • Owner's Manual

    published October 24, 2000

    OCTOBER 26—A funny thing happened on the way to the World Series last night. There we were, stuck in the middle of traffic headed for... More >>

  • The Mets Were ThisClose

    published October 24, 2000

    It was well over an hour after the conclusion of Game 5, and in an understandably subdued Shea Stadium clubhouse, Todd Pratt was one of a number... More >>

  • Boyz N the Hood

    published October 17, 2000

    OCTOBER 20—One of the more interesting yet lesser-known subplots of the Subway Series involves Bobby Valentine's past connections not... More >>

  • Relief Pitchers and Clock Watchers

    published October 17, 2000

    October 22—The city that never sleeps slumbered soundly last night. It had to. It was exhausted. More >>

  • Muddy Waters

    published October 10, 2000

    It hangs quietly in a frame in the top right-hand corner of the back wall of Bobby Valentine's office at Shea Stadium, nearly invisible among the... More >>

  • If at First . . .

    published August 8, 2000

    He came here over the winter as a willing free agent, but Mets first baseman Todd Zeile is well aware that New York isn't always an enticing place... More >>

  • Mets: Wrestling for Respect

    published July 11, 2000

    If you think about it, it's remarkable that, after nearly 40 years of playing side by side in the same city, all it took was one (errant or... More >>

  • Let's Play Three

    published June 13, 2000

    Call it an insight, if you will, or maybe just a sneak peek into the psychological engine room that operates 24-7 inside Bobby Valentine. Just... More >>

  • Not a Pretty Picture

    published May 16, 2000

    It kind of figured, with all the strange karma swirling around Shea stadium these days, that the New York Mets would choose last Saturday's... More >>

  • Good Field, No Hit, No Way!

    published April 25, 2000

    Rey Ordoñez had just returned to the Mets locker room after indoor batting practice during last weekend's soggy sweep of the Cubs at Shea... More >>

  • Evolving Amazins Look to Move Up

    published April 4, 2000

    The cover of the 2000 New York Mets media guide shows Robin Ventura being mobbed by teammates after his heart-stopping grand slam "single" in Game... More >>

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