Keith Hernandez pleasantly surprised by Mets’ belated retirement of his number

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Everything coming from the Mets this offseason seems to be sending a clear message: things are going to be different now. Whether it’s fitting the roster with a former Cy Young winner and multiple All-Stars, bringing in an establishment-type manager or adding a new general manager to work under Steve Cohen’s still fresh ownership, the club is hellbent on burying its reputation of dysfunction. On Wednesday, in the dead of a lockout that’s ground most baseball news to a halt, the Mets made another move that fans had been waiting on for years. Keith Hernandez’s No. 17 is now officially…

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