Baseball Crank
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April 5, 2003
BASEBALL: Mets 4/5/03

What a difference two days makes. The Mets have been playing in bitterest cold and rain in New York - Frank Robinson came to the park Friday night wearing what looked like oven mitts on his hands and a "remind me why I'm managing again" look on his face, while Expos center fielder Endy Chavez played in a ski hat with a headband over his nose. The Mets' two geriatric starters, David Cone and Tom Glavine, made maximum use of the cold, jamming the Expos' hitters inside and then getting them to wave at outside pitches. Cone twice whiffed Vladimir Guerrero like this. The downside was that Mo Vaughn left today's game with a strained hip flexor (he pulled up a bit lame after a swing); it's unclear whether this was purely precautionary, but Mo was hobbling a bit. I'd love to see Cone and Glavine recapture past glory, although I'm still not optimistic. But things sure look better than they did on Thursday.

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