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Why Mets fans should like The Boss

Steinbrenner made it possible for three Mets legends to finish their careers in New York

Updated: July 14, 2010, 10:16 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- If you're a New York Mets fan, the passing of George Steinbrenner probably didn't move the needle for you.

Unless, of course, you're honest with yourself.

For most Mets fans, Steinbrenner was the enemy and the owner of the crosstown rival, the team you hated the most.

After all, Steinbrenner wanted nothing more than to keep the Mets down. Even in the late '80s when the Mets, indeed, owned New York, The Boss tried everything he could to take over the back pages.

Worse, ...

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