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Jersey to make bid for the Mets

WHAT THE HELL! Its happening! Things are a Changing! First The Expos are moving to DC, and now a new METS shakeup! Could it be true? The Mets would play in New Jersey? I am excited about both stories and look forward to see what happens in the months to come!

Jersey to make bid for the Mets – 9/30/04 – Star-Ledger

New Jersey is about to make a pitch to lure the Mets to the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

The plan — hatched by Richard Codey, the State Senate President who will become acting governor when James E. McGreevey resigns Nov. 15 — comes after several months of discussions between top officials with Major League Baseball and George Zoffinger, chief executive of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

Zoffinger has been talking with baseball officials about the possibility of bringing a struggling small-market team to a new baseball stadium in East Rutherford, but he agrees with Codey’s play for the Mets. Zoffinger said Codey will contact Mets owner Fred Wilpon in the coming days.

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