Taking a look at the Mets 40-man roster, you’ll see nine former Dodgers: Guillermo Mota, Aaron Sele, Sandy Alomar Jr., Paul LoDuca, Jose Valentin, Shawn Green, Pedro Martinez, Duaner Sanchez, and the recently added Marlon Anderson — who’d been released by the Dodgers a few weeks ago.
But it doesn’t end there. Willie Randolph played for the Dodgers, as did Rickey Henderson, and Guy Conti was previously on the coaching staff of the Dodgers.
And of course, there is the matter of the Brooklyn Cyclones playing in the Dodgers’ original hometown, and CitiField’s design based on Ebbets Field.
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