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The Mets (19--21) are improving, but skipper Terry Collins continues to bungle bullpen maneuvers and lineups. Plus he recently criticized outfielder Jason Bay for missing two games to attend the birth of his child. "Twenty-five years ago nobody left," Collins said—and maybe he has a point. The Mets were better 25 years ago.
A MAN THIS LONELY
Hours before being benched for Game 6 against OKC on Friday the 13th, unlucky Memphis swingman Sam Young had his Camaro stolen when he left it running at an ATM. The ride was recovered, but Sam was sad again on Sunday, with just four points in the Grizz's series-ending loss.
After Rangers forward--heel Sean Avery voiced his support of same-sex marriage last week, NHL agent Todd Reynolds and Canadian sportscaster Damian Goddard tweeted with criticism. In a twist, Avery came out the hero: The media ripped Reynolds, and Goddard was fired.
New York City was snubbed last week in its bid to host next year's NHL Winter Classic (it will be in Philly instead, ouch); the soap opera Yankees were swept at home by the Red Sox; and in case you forgot, the Knicks and the Rangers combined for one 2011 playoff win.