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• In a thrilling NCAA Men’s Basketball Final that went down to the final seconds, the Duke Univcersity Blue Devils beat the Butler University Bluedogs 61-59, to win the fourth championship in its history.

• And, in the first full day of Major League Baseball regular season play, the NY Mets defeated the Florida Marlins 7-1, which meant that at the end of the day, the Mets were in a three-way tie for first place in the National League East, while the NY Yankees were tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for last place in the American League East.
KC's View:
I recognize that this positioning is highly unlikely to last. But here at MNB, where both Michael and I are Mets fans, we have to enjoy the moments as they happen.