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Mets pitcher Steve Trachsel conducts wine tastings at 30,000 feet
Mitch Frank
Issue: September 30, 2006

Baseball fans have several theories as to how the New York Mets exploded out of Spring Training this season and were sitting on the best record in the National League at the All-Star break. Some point to high-profile superstars such as pitcher Pedro Martínez, center fielder Carlos Beltrán and first baseman Carlos Delgado.

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