Mets flying under the radar

The Mets are so far in the shadow of the Yankees they'll need a miner's lamp to find Shea Stadium this year.

Updated: February 20, 2004, 10:04 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • The savior of baseball? George Steinbrenner? While many other out-of-town columnists are calling the Yankee owner any number of things, William Gildea of the Washington Post has a unique viewpoint on the man.

  • Meanwhile, in the other Washington newspaper -- the Times -- Thom Loverro has come to the conclusion that the Alex Rodriguez-to-the-Yankees deal will hurt the chances of baseball coming to Washington, D.C. It's a complicated plot involving the other owners' desire to curb Steinbrenner's free-spending ways, but it makes a certain kind of sense.

  • What's it like these days being the other team in town? Mark Herrmann of Newsday writes that the Mets are so far in the shadow of the cross-town Yankees they'll need a miner's lamp to find Shea Stadium this year.
    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.
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