Found December 25, 2011 on Mets Guy in Michigan:
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There are very few benefits to being a Mets fan in Michigan.It's nice when the Mets come to Detroit to play the Tigers at Comerica Park because most of the Detroit fans are crowded around the Tigers dugout before and after the game. With less competition, I was able to have nice experiences with Chip Hale and Scott Hairston before the game.And after the game, Manny Acosta famously looked up, saw my Mets jersey and threw me the ball use to record the final out.But the other benefit came two years ago when Hallmark issued a Johan Santana ornament.The designation was disastrous for Santana, of course. He was victimized by the Hallmark curse, as we all knew he would.But my Michigan location was perfect for snagging leftover Santana ornaments at post-holiday prices. Apparently there wasn't much demand for Johan, because I found several at half-off in the days after Christmas.But then I hit the jackpot. I was in Kohl's in early January, walked past what was left of the Christm...
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