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Nick Markakis

On The Fly: Matz Is Coming, But Mets Need More Magic

Remember the good old days, when the family went to a Major League Baseball game content to see a Major League Baseball game? No more. If you bring the station wagon to Citi Field Saturday, not only will see you the Mets play the Reds, but if you stay after the final out, the Steve Miller Band will perform. Now, if you were born after 1990, it's unlikely you recall one of the SMB's big hits was "Abracadabra." This should touch the heart of all Mets fans who understand by now that the magic really isn't back. •Word play: When the Mets finally recall left-handed prodigy Steven Matz, will the chant "Let's Go Matz" be decipherable over the...