Howard Megdal

New York sports biz report: Mets playing only home games now; Sky Blue sellout:

"This doesn't even make any sense anymore," someone in Citizens Bank Park press box exclaimed as a Yoenis Cespedes home run cleared the fence at the start of Tuesday night's game.

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in February 2016. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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