Link Roundup

At TheRopolitans, Andrew Vazzano has a very bleak diatribe on Willets Point, the dilapidated neighborhood surrounding Citi Field.

In a post titled “Journey to Metca”, Matthew Silverman describes his trip to a fan’s basement that holds more Mets memorabilia than Citi Field (though, that’s not saying much — Citi Field houses less Mets history than I have in my sock drawer).

Speaking of history, Rob Kirkpatrick, author of 1969: The Year Everything Changed, is recreating the Mets miracle ’69 season by posting game-by-game summaries on his blog.

This has nothing to do with the Mets, but I was a big fan of “The Bird” so you’ll have to excuse me (it is my blog after all) — SI posted an historical perspective of Mark Fidrych.

In case you missed the first streaker at Citi Field the other day:

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