Face Of The Franchise

It's really quite small; then again, that's the idea. The Mets' 2006 pocket schedule is a handy-dandy pamphlet choked to the margins with every game, every promotion, every squint-inducing seating plan only myopics could love, a bustling galaxy of tiny type selling access to the talk of the last two offseasons. The team that threw its considerable wallet at Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran. The team that last winter rushed to sign Billy Wagner, jumped on Carlos Delgado and would have bought Babe Ruth, too, had heaven wanted some prospects.

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