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  1. It's not quite the same thing since there were many other events between games (and since the return was an exhibition), but the Dodgers played their last regular season home game at the LA Coliseum in 1961 and returned to play a spring training game there in 2008.
  2. I disagree. If you have divisions, you need to have an unbalanced schedule. Otherwise, why even have divisions? The AL used a balanced schedule for years and it never made sense to me. Nineteen games may be too many, but teams should play their division rivals more often than they play other teams.
  3. Yes, they play a 162-game season. But it's really more like a 54-series season (give or take, since there are a few 2- and 4-game series), if that makes sense. Because of interleague play, the Mets play some of their old rivals like the Cubs and Cardinals and Pirates just once at home and once on the road every year. I'd much rather see them play some more series against those teams instead of playing interleague games, including the ones against the other, inferior New York team. And that's especially true now since they're competing with non-divisional NL teams for a wild card spot. Having extra series against intraleague opponents would also make it easier to re-schedule early season games when the weather isn't so nice. The Nationals are in Colorado this April. Even if it's snowing, the umpires will do everything in their power to get those games in since that's their only trip to Denver this year. If the Nats came back in July, games can be rescheduled easily and no one would have to worry about sitting through a three hour delay.
  4. Even with it determining home field advantage for the World Series, the players still didn't care. See Adam Wainwright grooving a pitch to Yeah Jeets.
  5. Wikipedia has a pretty good rundown:
  6. Nice, the Mets needed him. It's a lot of money, but it's better to give too much money than too many years. Especially when it's not my money. He actually played in the Korean league, which is a notch or two below Japan.
  7. He was an assistant coach on Long Island, maybe he'd like to come back to the dysfunctional family.
  8. Love the note to change to seven if George H. W. Bush dies before Castro. I'm sure CNN had this ready to go for awhile.
  9. They'll need to come up with new probabilities for all spots since there will be 15 non-playoff teams instead of 14. So the worst team might have an 18% chance of winning the first pick instead of 20% and the second worst team might go from 13.5% to 13% and so on. For 2017, it looks like they'll pretend Vegas finished tied for the third-worst record in the league. So if the new formula calls for the third-worst team to get a 10% chance and the fourth-worst team to get a 9% chance, then both Vegas and let's say the Islanders would each get a 9.5% chance of winning the lottery next year.
  10. The Islanders are butt. That's what you get for letting Okposo and Nielsen walk and breaking the bank for Andrew Ladd. And I still have no idea why they waived PA Parenteau during the preseason after signing him.
  11. This is true, but it probably wouldn't have made a difference. At least according to Newsday:
  12. Prohibition?
  13. Most Met fans can't stand the Yankees. Most Yankee fans are more focused on the Red Sox. But they're all fat, obnoxious, smelly jerks anyway.* (*-I'm joking. Most of my friends are Yankee fans. There's a lot of good-natured teasing and ball-busting.) The Mets owned the city when I was growing up in the 80s but the Yankees took over. But it's starting to even out a bit. Winning will do that. Anecdotally, I've seen a lot more Mets hats around town since last year's World Series run. And the Mets drew higher ratings on tv this year for the first time in the SNY/YES era. Whichever team is winning will be New York's team.
  14. Having health insurance sure was fun.
  15. Even though I'm not very political, I love watching election returns. I'll even watch C-SPAN when they simulcast the BBC or CBC for UK and Canadian elections where I know very little about the candidates. So I'm a little disappointed I'll be working Tuesday night and won't be home until around midnight. On the other hand, someone just posted CBS' coverage of the 1960 election and it is fascinating.