Sport: Spray Hitting in the Spring

Starting new or starting over, spinning pitches and daydreams

If spring is a season for aging veterans and hopeful rookies, this is a particularly auspicious time for Tom Seaver, who is both. After almost six years in Cincinnati, Seaver is back where he began, with the New York Mets, who promise to be as dreadful as they were when Seaver was a rookie in 1967, the last time they lost 100 games. The question is not whether he will win again at 38, just whether he will pitch well again after a 5-13 year that...

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