Mets greats always knew Tom Seaver was something special

Ron Swoboda knew from the start the Mets had something special.

Then a third-year outfielder with the team, Swoboda watched Seaver pitch his first game for the Mets in 1967 and couldn’t help but marvel at the right-hander’s talent.

“As soon as I saw him pitch the first time, I said to myself, ‘He has Hall of Fame stuff,’ ” Swoboda said Wednesday, after it was announced the 75-year-old pitcher had died from complications of dementia and COVID-19. “He just has to accumulate those numbers to get into the Hall.”

The Mets had been the laughingstock of baseball in the five seasons before Seaver arrived, but that was about to start changing.

“When he joined us as a rookie, he pitched like a 35-year-old,” Ed Kranepool said. “He had a great head on his shoulders. We became a different team when he walked into the locker room in 1967.”


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Tom Dixon on why millennials don’t buy luxury furniture anymore

  • Tom Dixon, OBE, is a British designer who specializes in lighting, furniture, and accessories.
  • He is currently the creative director of his eponymous brand and his work has been shown in places including the MOMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK.
  • Dixon recently released his AW’20 accessories collection, which will be available starting in September.
  • The designer says millennials don’t buy high-end furniture because they move so frequently and don’t want to lug it all around with them.
  • Dixon also says office spaces were already evolving before the pandemic.
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Millennials aren’t really in the market for high-end furniture, according to renowned lighting and interior designer Tom Dixon. Why? Because they move so often.

“People are moving 14 to 15 times in their lifetimes rather than what used to happen, which was two or three times,” Dixon told Business Insider. “Now

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