Palladino: Mets’ Outlook Takes Dive Thanks To ‘Old-School’ Cheat Mejia

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By Ernie Palladino
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People attached a lot of adjectives to the Mets’ chances before Saturday’s news.

Young. Eager. Resilient. Solid.

It’s amazing how the conversation changed so quickly. The words have taken a darker turn. And now, the best descriptive anyone can attach to disgraced closer Jennry Mejia is “old-school.”

None of the new hipster juice for him. When Mejia apparently decided to entangle himself in the PED game, he went with Stanozolol. That was so dumb on so many levels that one would think only a player for some hapless, directionless franchise would think of doing it.

For one thing, that anabolic steroid was thought to have gone out of style around the same time as bell bottoms and tie-dyed T-shirts. The steroid testers developed their early tests to detect exactly that drug, along with a gaggle of other golden oldies like Nandrolone, Androstenedione, and…

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Three Things we learned in NBA Thursday: Stephen Curry does Curry things, torches Blazers


If you watch closely every night in the NBA you can learn a little something. We know you are busy and can’t keep up with every game, so we’re here to help with those lessons from another night in the Association. Here’s what you missed while thinking you need to find a girlfriend who likes grilled cheese sandwiches

1) Stephen Curry is just flat out ridiculous. I’m not going to say “this moves Curry to the front of the MVP race” because, much like the voters, you have pretty much made up your mind on who you think will be MVP. (My sense is Curry wins it.) What this was just vintage 2015 Curry — 45 points on 17-of-23 shooting, draining eight threes, dishing out 10 assists. More key, this was an 84-84 game entering the fourth and Curry took over late, dropping 19 of his points in the…

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