Mike Cozzi at Large with Sports – Monday July 1, 2019

Kevin Durant to join Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant looks on.

Mets flub ‘Miracle Mets’ celebration, declaring 2 players dead when they’re still alive

By Robert Gearty | Fox News

They are the New York Mets after all.

During the pre-game ceremony Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets, two members of that celebrated team were listed as dead in a “we remember” montage even though they are still very much alive.

The montage seen by the sell-out crowd was meant to honor 1969 Mets who had passed away, including Gil Hodges and Tug McGraw. However, it also included outfielder Jim Gosger and pitcher Jesse Hudson by mistake, according to reports.

A Mets official phoned Gosger after Saturday’s game—a Mets loss, the seventh in a row—to apologize for the screw-up, the New York Post reported.

Opinion: The games were ridiculous, but MLB’s London Series was a huge success

Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Published 3:39 p.m. ET June 30, 2019 | Updated 4:36 p.m. ET June 30, 2019

LONDON — It felt like a spectacle more than authentic baseball games between America’s greatest rivals, and when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox departed Sunday evening for North America, you almost forgot the games counted.

Then again, maybe no one wanted to remember.

If Major League Baseball wanted to show the folks in the United Kingdom what they’ve been missing for the last 150 years, well, they certainly did that in an interesting fashion, with the teams combining for 20 runs in Sunday’s 12-8 Yankees win at London Stadium.

“It was eye opening, the last two days, from top to bottom,’’ Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “They’re a lot better than us right now.’’

On this continent, the Yankees certainly proved to be the more fit survivors over the nine hours and six minutes of baseball in the two-game set. The teams combined for 50 runs, 65 hits, 16 doubles and 10 homers.

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