Thursday, September 07, 2006

Running out of time

Mark Hale at The NY Post writes about the Norfolk Tides and the contract that they have with the Mets:

The Mets have been using Norfolk as a minor league affiliate for 38 years, but their two-year deal has expired. It's still possible for them to return, though.

"We're hopeful that we'll be back and work something out with them," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said yesterday.

Virginia native David Wright would like to see Norfolk stick around. He said his family still goes to games.

"Those were some of my favorite baseball childhood memories, was going out to Met Park and going out to Harbor Park and seeing the Tides play. That's why I grew up a Met fan. That's why I have this infatuation with this organization," Wright said, adding, "definitely it'd be sad to go, and I think that the whole Hampton Roads and Tidewater community would be sad to see those guys go."

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