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Yanks, Mets play first games at new digs

Updated: April 4, 2009, 2:53 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The fields were sloppy, the view was sweet.

Eager New York fans turned out on a damp Friday night to watch the Yankees and Mets test their plush and pricey new ballparks in exhibition games, a double debut in a city that hasn't had a new Major League Baseball stadium in 45 years.

The faithful were awed. Given what these places cost, maybe they ought to be.

"When I pass, I want my ashes to be buried here. That's how beautiful it is," John Zozzaro of Glen Cove said ...

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