Amazin's no longer just amusin'

Laughable start a memory, Mets extend win streak to eight by routing rival Philly

Updated: May 1, 2010, 3:22 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- A pair of New York Mets were viewing a satirical Maxim article titled "A day in the life of Mr. Met" before Friday's opener against the Philadelphia Phillies -- and were allowing themselves to be amused by the one-liners, considering the abrupt reversal of the team's fortunes.

"Eleven a.m.," the player read aloud from his digital device. "Put finishing touches on new Mets catchphrase for 2010: 'Slightly more exciting than the WNBA.'"

These days, the Mets ...

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