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    Which Other Opponent Should the Mets Acknowledge?

    I guess Mo is at the top of that list.

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    Maybe Derek Jeter?

    He has a very high career BA against NYM, and he was the 2000 World Series MVP....

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    I can't see the Mets "acknowledging" any Yankee player.

    Now that I think about it, for a team to "acknowledge" another player is perhaps the highest honor they can bestow on someone who never played for them. So this kind of a gesture should be reserved for an opponent on a Cal Ripken level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    I can't see the Mets "acknowledging" any Yankee player.

    Now that I think about it, for a team to "acknowledge" another player is perhaps the highest honor they can bestow on someone who never played for them. So this kind of a gesture should be reserved for an opponent on a Cal Ripken level.
    Or perhaps Willie Mays, 1962-1971. Every year, the Mets had a Willie Mays Night first at the Polo Grounds, then at Shea. Then he was a was a Met 1972-1979.
    Put it in the books.

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    No one. The Chipper situation was unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milladrive View Post
    Or perhaps Willie Mays, 1962-1971. Every year, the Mets had a Willie Mays Night first at the Polo Grounds, then at Shea. Then he was a was a Met 1972-1979.
    Then the Mets should immediately start acknowledging Stephen Strasberg and Bryce Harper

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    Quote Originally Posted by foulpole View Post
    Then the Mets should immediately start acknowledging Stephen Strasberg and Bryce Harper
    Forgive me, but I don't see the connection.
    Put it in the books.

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    The Mets acknowledge every visting player who gets on the field - via public address announcement. With the noble exception of major figures in Mets history making return appearances, that should really be enough.
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