By James H. Burns
When visiting Citi Field, the Mets’ home ballpark in Flushing, Queens, it might well be worth your while — as often, in life — to stop and smell the flowers.
Unbeknownst to many fans, a new garden has been flourishing for quite a while now in “Mets Plaza.” Many folks, in their happy rush to get to the game, walk right by what can be viewed as a nearly magical enclave, located just inside the Roosevelt Avenue gate and before the Shea Stadium “Home Run Apple.”
While the new flora is a surprise to many, one could suggest that to some degree it is carrying on a tradition.
For once upon a time, the Mets were famous for having a garden in the bullpen. And not just because they…
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