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Friday, June 8th, 2007

Phillies Sweep Despite Met Feat

Mets Rumors & News

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For three all-too-brief at-bats, it seemed as if the Mets had regained that Amazin’ magic that had catapulted them to the best record in the National League last month. The Mets broke out of their power slump in a big way last night in the sixth, as Carlos Delgado, David Wright, and Paul Lo Duca slammed Phillies ace Cole Hamels for back-to-back-to-back home runs, erasing a 2-0 deficit and prompting the ejection of an irate Charlie Manuel.

Wright’s homer was originally ruled a triple before the umpiring crew converged and ruled that the ball had cleared the wall in left-center. The reversal appeared to come only after a replay was shown on the stadium’s video scoreboard, prompting the Phillies manager’s lengthy tirade. The three consecutive homers marked the seventh time the feat had been accomplished in the franchise’s history, and the first time since 1989.

But on a night when the team’s bats seemed as if they may finally be awakening, the bullpen …

Ewing Could Return

Knicks Rumors & News

Via the Bergen Record’s Steve Adamek:

EWING FOR FORD? The long-speculated return of Patrick Ewing to the Knicks as an assistant coach became a far stronger possibility Thursday. A spot on Isiah Thomas’ staff is now open after Phil Ford, who came to New York as one of Larry Brown’s assistants, left to take a similar job in Charlotte with fellow North Carolina alum Michael Jordan and his new head coach Sam Vincent.

Ewing spent three seasons on Jeff Van Gundy’s coaching staff in Houston before resigning as Rockets assistant coach prior to the 2006-2007 season in order to spend more time with his family. Ewing could often be spotted court side at the Garden this past season, despite the futility of the team that currently plays there, fueling speculation all season long that Ewing was eyeing a return to New York.

If Zeke is looking for a mentor for emerging behemoth Eddy Curry, it doesn’t get much better than Patrick Ewing.

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