Earthquake barely a ripple for Mets

August, 23, 2011
8/23/11
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Although hotels in Philadelphia swayed as a result of the magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia, making it disconcerting for some on the upper floors, most Mets barely noticed the event.

Terry Collins, though, was concerned about his house in Midlothian, Va., which he estimated was 20 miles from the epicenter.

"I've been trying to find out if it's cracked in half," Collins said about the home.

Justin Turner said he was in a taxicab stopped at a red light when he thought the driver was doing something funny, pumping on the brakes.

"In Philly that's the last thing I would have thought of," Turner said about an earthquake. "It was shaking the taxicab."

While Citizens Bank Park employees were evacuated from the stadium, the large contingent of players who had arrived remained in the clubhouse after the event. In fact, they barely noticed anything had happened.

Jason Bay said it was so mild, he could not pinpoint exactly where he was when it actually took place.

"Some people said we were on the bus," Bay said. "Some people said we were here."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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