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Mets name street after Tom Seaver, announce plans for statue

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The New York Mets held a ceremony today in which they renamed 126th Street in front of Citi Field “Seaver Way.”  The address of Citi Field is now 41 Seaver Way. Seaver wore No. 41 during his career, of course.

The club also announced plans to build a statue of Seaver in front of the ballpark. The timeline for completion of the statue is to be determined, but the Mets have commissioned its construction. It’s not clear if the image shown in their tweet here is what the statue will look like, but it’d be perfect if it did, in fact, feature Seaver’s unmistakable knee-to-the-ground pitching motion:

Seaver’s family announced last March that the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia and that he would retire from public life. His daughters attended Thursday’s ceremony.

Carlos Martinez was hospitalized for respiratory problems over the weekend

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Last night Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez picked up his 20th save in his team’s win over the Nats. This past weekend was far less fun for him.

Martinez rejoined the team yesterday, two days after he was hospitalized to deal with respiratory issues that were ultimately determined to be allergies and asthma, which have given him issues over the past couple of years. Martinez said that he was having trouble breathing during Saturday’s game against the Brewers at Busch Stadium and went to the hospital for tests. He stayed overnight and was released on Sunday.

Yesterday was back to business. He came into the game with two outs in the ninth and threw only two pitches. Strike one to Ryan Zimmerman before getting him to line out to center field and end the game. Sure beats the hospital.