Thursday Morning Mets Links

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper explains who the most valuable player has been for the Mets so far this season. And he does it from under an umbrella outside Citi Field. That’s committment!

NY Daily News – John Harper discusses the likability of this year’s team. He also points out that the Mets had a better record at this time last year.

Hardball Talk – The Royals selected Shoeless Joe Jackson’s great, great, great nephew in the 50th round of the draft. Sure, it’s not Mets-related, but it’s still interesting, no? [via Amazin’ Avenue] – With their 50th round pick, the Mets selected 6′ 5″ catcher Bobby Eveld. He is expecting to play football (quarterback) for the University of South Florida this fall.

Paul’s Random Stuff – A brief – yet amusing – look at “Former Met of the Day,” Choo Choo Coleman.

And in honor of Shoeless Joe, here’s a clip from “Eight Men Out”:


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