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Mets beaming with confidence

The Mets have the best record in the majors and are set to embark on a three-game series against the Braves as confident as ever.

Originally Published: April 17, 2006
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Maybe this is some crazy, alternate universe that's swallowed up New York. The Mets rule the National League, if not the city itself, while the Yankees are losing just as often as they win in April.

Sure, it's a dozen or so games, a small sample. But here's more proof of how upside-down the world feels. While the Mets are off to their best start ever, the Braves had the major leagues' highest ERA until John Smoltz beat the Padres on Saturday night. Even now, only the Pirates have ...

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