Good morning from Shea, where they are already working on the field. They’ve probably been here for hours. I wish the grounds crew would come out and do my lawn. Actually, that would be a heluva promotion for the Mets. Once a month they send the grounds crew out to do a lawn in the tri-state area.
The Mets and Cardinals will work out today, but there should be a smattering of news throughout the day.
Expect the Mets to make it official today with Tom Glavine as their Game 1 starter. We’re looking at John Maine and Steve Trachsel to start the next two games, with an interesting possibility of swapping out lefthanders Oliver Perez for Dave Williams in Game 4.
Mets figure to wait until the last minute to announce their NLCS roster. The questions are Cliff Floyd and whether to go from 12 to 11 pitchers. If they carry 11, they could add a third catcher.
I’ll keep you posted.
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