Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/28/12

26 Oct 1998: Mike Piazza of the New York Mets shakes hands with Mets Owners Fred Wilpon (R) and Nelson Doubleday (L) during a Press Conference in New York City, New York. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport
Here’s the latest from Port St. Lucie; lots of batting practice, fielding drills and bullpen sessions – all is as it should be and in a couple of days, we’ll have our first couple of intra-squad games leading up to the March 5th, Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals. * * * * * * * * Underdog t-shirts, really? Who needs them? I can see the Phillies getting a big laugh out of this while sporting their very cool “Punisher” tees except for Cole Hamels who insisted on wearing a “Wonder Woman” t-shirt instead. Of course the Nationals will be going with “Captain America”, while the Braves are going with a modified version of “Thor” who will wield a tomahawk instead of a hammer. The Marlins on the other hand are still deciding between “Submariner” and “Aquaman”. I wanted it duly noted that among all those choices, only Underdog can really fly. Enough on this. * * * * * * * * Last Saturday morning, I received a strange email that kindly requested that I replace a few word
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