Mets search for root of Thole slump

Catching knuckleballs may have crossed up the young New York catcher

Updated: May 6, 2011, 8:02 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Josh Thole knew his honeymoon could not last forever. He was not referring to his December marriage to wife Kathryn, either.

Rather, the catcher meant his can-do-no-wrong relationship with New York Mets fans inevitably would run its course.

Not that he expected anything less. After all, Thole has a .253 average, major league-high seven passed balls and 18 of 22 runners have successfully stolen against him.

"I feel like the honeymoon stage ...

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