We’re eight days from the start of spring training for the New York Mets, but the Seattle Mariners were the first team to officially report yesterday.

Former New York Mets farmhand Mike Carp distributed t-shirts to all of his teammates honoring the memory of outfielder Greg Halman, who was killed in November. According to Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker, Carp is looking into ways to make the shirts available to the public with proceeds benefiting Halman’s family or a charity.

“We thought it might be a good idea to make them available in the team stores,” Carp said. “I’m going to go in (Sunday) and talk to the team about it. But I think it would be neat if we could come up with a way to sell them and use the money to help the (Halman) family or give it to charity. It would be a great tribute to him.”

Some other Sunday morning reading for you:

And since I gave in to temptation & picked up a $5 pack of 2012 Topps baseball cards when I was in Target on Saturday, here are the three newest Mets cards in my collection.

 

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About Paul Hadsall

I'm the former editor of a weekly community newspaper in New Jersey. I've been a New York Mets fan for most of my life and I've been blogging about them, minor league baseball, baseball cards and autograph collecting since 2007. Contact me at paul@randombaseballstuff.com

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  1. Is anybody feeling a bit optimistic or at least has some hope for this team now that ST is a week away?

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    • Paul says:

      This is not going to be a year to pay attention to the won-loss record or the standings. But yes, I’m feeling somewhat hopeful about some of the players on the Mets. Let’s see if David Wright can rebound, or what Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy can do if they are able to stay on the field.

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  2. Will in Central NJ says:

    You’d have to think that the relocation of the fences at CitiField will have to make a difference for the home team. It better.

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    • Paul says:

      It will make a difference in the number of home runs, but I don’t really think it’s going to help the Mets. The opponents get to take advantage of the shorter fences too, and the starting rotation is the single biggest flaw of the 2012 Mets.

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