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The 1962 Mets were so bad that people joked man would walk on the moon before the National League club would win the pennant. It turned out that they were correct, but only by a few months.

Miraculously, the team that went 40-120 in its first season of play would be champions of the world by the end of the decade.

The owners of the New York Mets have reached an agreement to sell the club to hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen.

“The Sterling Partners have signed an agreement with Steven Cohen pursuant to which Mr. Cohen would purchase the New York Mets,” the club said on its Twitter account Monday afternoon.

Tom Seaver, the baseball Hall of Famer considered the greatest New York Met in team history, died Monday at age 75 according to a press release issued by Cooperstown.

The Hall of Fame reported that Seaver died from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.

With Citi Field out of bounds for baseball fans this summer, Howard Beach resident Nick “Pin Man” Giampietro, who has garnered the status of local celebrity for his Mets flair, will lose his hobby for a season.

But that’s the least of his worries right now.

Hedge fund manager Steve Cohen is negotiating with Sterling Partners, headed by Fred Wilpon and brother-in-law Saul Katz, to gain majority control of the Mets, the team announced Wednesday. As part of the agreement, Wilpon will remain as “control person” and CEO for five years and his son, Jeff, will remain as COO for five years.

Cohen, 63, who has been a minority investor in the team since 2012, will continue as CEO and president of Point72 Asset Management. His stake in the Mets will continue to be managed by his family office, Cohen Private Ventures.

It is impossible to truly thank one of the two people who probably most shaped your life, but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for dad.

Before delving into gift selections, one shouldn’t forget the importance of the good old greeting card. If dad has a sense of humor and hopefully he does, both Paper Epiphanies ( and Bald Guy Greetings ( have cards (some bordering on the R-rated) that should put a smile on his face.