Ex-president Clinton visits Mets, Cards before Shea tilt

Updated: August 22, 2006, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Seeing that famed birds-on-the-bat logo brought back all sorts of memories for Bill Clinton.

The former president stopped by Shea Stadium for a visit Tuesday night and, conveniently enough, the St. Louis Cardinals were in town to play the New York Mets.

"The Cardinals were always my favorite team," he said, watching them take batting practice. "Willie Mays was my favorite player, even though he played in New York, but the Cardinals were my team."

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