Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/2/13
First off, I’d like to start this post by congratulating Collin Cowgill. The man had a great Spring Training and a smashing Mets  debut. He deserves to be a part of the Mets outfield in 2013. I look forward to watching him. “It’s a special day. My first time being in an Opening Day lineup. A lot of jitters but it’s exciting. The fans were unbelievable. Beautiful day for that,” Cowgill said. “It was an exciting day and Jon Niese, what a game for him. Just an outstanding day for us and we’re looking forward to keeping this going.” Secondly, I’d like to congratulate Lucas Duda on retaining his position in left field. It looked bleak at the start of Spring Training. He got back on track and proved enough to win his spot back. Thirdly, I’d like to congratulate Marlon Byrd for putting Father Time in a headlock – for the moment. No one expected Byrd to produce like he has. He’s proved that he has the will to continue playing. Fourthly, I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to Jordany Valdespin
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