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Good Vibes

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Spring Training is in full effect, with the first exhibition game against the Marlins tomorrow! All the reports from Mets camp have been pointing to a common theme of good vibes among the players and coaching staff. Of course it’s that “hope springs eternal” time of year, and no one is gonna report that everyone is grumpy and doesn’t get along.  But in this case, with big, positive energy personalities like Stroman, Smith, Nimmo, Conforto, Lindor, and the magnificently quiet confidence of deGrom, not to mention the awestruck look he leaves on everyone’s faces, the energy around this Mets team...

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The Swing of Things

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It’s an exciting time of year for baseball fans as pitchers & catchers reported this week, and position players report tomorrow. Hopes for the coming season are at an all-time high for fans and players alike. Those hopes will unfortunately come crashing down to reality for many, as Opening Day comes and goes and the dog days of summer drag on into autumn. But for now, we’ll just enjoy the return of this yearly ritual, as players and coaches settle into their routines, and we all get to watch a few meaningless, sun-soaked games on TV. It sure beats staring...

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Bobby Valentine’s Day

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Hello, and welcome to The Racing Stripe. Our attempt to add one more Mets related blog/newsletter to the already crowded upper deck of Mets content. Today is Valentine's Day, which means cards, flowers, candy, dinner, maybe a little romance, fake mustaches, sneaking back into the dugout after being ejected... oh wait, sorry. That's Bobby Valentine's Day, which makes us feel romantic for baseball, and the good news is that pitchers & catchers report on Wednesday! CAUGHT IN A RUNDOWNAll the news from this past week, which you’ve probably already seen by now. 🟠 The Mets signed utility player, Jonathan Villar, to...

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Grand Opening Day

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Hello, Mets fans! Welcome to our shiny new website, 1986d.comWe’re excited to finally have a little corner of the internet to call our own, and we’re glad you’re here to check it out.1986’d was conceived as an outlet for all the emotions a Mets fan experiences. The good, the bad, and the Metsy. Whether it’s opening day, and you’re all “LFGM!”, or it’s September and the Mets are 15 games out, and you’re thinking maybe “Next Year”, you’ll find a design to express whatever Mets Mood you’re in. And just like the Mets themselves, where there’s never a dull moment,...

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