Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mets Await Appeal

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mets Await Appeal

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One day after tossing the second one-hitter of his career, R.A. Dickey and the Mets were clinging to the slim chance that Major League Baseball officials would erase that lone hit from the record books.

Asked the odds of a successful appeal -- 5 percent, maybe? - Mets manager Terry Collins said, "Less."

On the play in question, B.J. Upton bounced a ball down the third- base line during the first inning of Wednesday's 9-1 Mets win. Wright's only shot was to bare-hand the ball. He dropped it.

But Dickey is not sure how he would feel if Upton's hit turns into an error on Wright.

"Part of me would love a no-hitter," Dickey said. "Regardless of how you get it, it's still a no-hitter. And then part of me thinks it would be cheap."

On a conference call with reporters, Joe Torre - now an executive vice president with Major League Baseball - said he would confer with a few other baseball officials before making a decision. …

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