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Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Mets win again! I've been mighty silent about baseball this year, considering that the New York Mets are in first place in their division by 13 games -- 13 and a half, as of a few minutes ago.

It didn't grab my attention that they were in first place in April. They're always in first place in April. But long past the time for a "June swoon," they're still in first place. By thirteen and a half games, did I mention that?

Good pitching today (after a rough first inning) by Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. El Duque. El Duque. Given how long he was a Yankee, including the 2000 World Series against the Mets (who lost) and the 2004 World Series against the Red Sox (who won --- yayyy!), I'm having a hard time getting used to his being a Met. But in a world in which Johnny Damon can be a Yankee, I guess El Duque can be a Met.