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Mets' new first baseman may have trouble with lefties, but hey, he's not Mike Jacobs

Updated: April 19, 2010, 7:30 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Smart people with lives went out on Saturday night, but plenty of baseball fans couldn't leave their couches, entranced by the marathon of comedic incompetence that was the Mets-Cardinals game. Twitter was atwitter with writers both at the game and watching elsewhere cracking jokes, and in the 18th inning, Mike Jacobs flied out with runners on first and second and two outs while facing shortstop Felipe Lopez. It was arguably the worst piece of situational hitting in recent memory, and it prompted ...

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