A tale of two first basemen

Ike Davis is a lot like John Olerud -- a comparison that suits the ex-Met just fine

Updated: August 26, 2010, 5:02 PM ET
By Mark Simon | ESPNNewYork.com

John Olerud misses baseball.

"I miss the challenge, the competition, the trying to get your swing right and get in a zone where whatever is thrown, you hit hard ... and the camaraderie," the 42-year-old former New York Mets and New York Yankees first baseman said during a phone conversation last week.

Olerud represents the last time the Mets had a first baseman who was both an offensive and defensive star. Since Olerud left for Seattle following the 1999 season, the Mets have tried ...

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