It seemed too good to be true that Andrei Kirilenko, accomplished N.B.A. veteran and last season's Euroleague M.V.P., was considering signing for the veteran's minimum to be the fourteenth player on the Brooklyn Nets.(1)
It had been nearly two full calendar weeks since the New York Mets won a baseball game.
Then yesterday afternoon, David Wright, arguably the National League's best player this season, lifted the Mets to a 9-5 victory over the Nationals, keeping his fading teaming from a winless road trip and keeping them in the vicinity of the league's playoff contenders.