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Johan’s Super Tuesday

Johan Santana lives! I saw it for myself via two innings of televised encouragement Tuesday. He pitched to the Cardinals, he emerged with his left arm attached to his left shoulder and he wasn’t diagnosed with a rare tropical disease on his way to the clubhouse.

Talk about a super Tuesday. Everything else pales in comparison to the news that your ace is still in a position to be your ace after a year-plus of surgery, shelf and setback. If it wasn’t the Mets and I wasn’t conditioned to expect the worst, I’d swear this is good news [1].

Meanwhile, here’s some news I recognized as excellent as soon as I came upon it Tuesday: the return to regular blogging from one of the best in our business, Mike Steffanos. Make (or remake) Mike’s Mets [2] one of your regular reads. You won’t be sorry.