Yankees vs. Mets -- in Space

Gina Sunseri reports from Houston:

Space Station astronaut Garrett Reisman will throw out the first pitch when the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

This was pre-recorded and sent down to the Yankees, who've posted an announcement HERE.

Reisman, a New Jersey native, brought up dirt from the Yankee Stadium pitcher's mound with him to the space station.

Now, the Mets don't want to be outdone by the Yankees -- so they have given the home plate from Shea Stadium to  astronaut Mike Massimino, who will fly on the shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope later this year.   Massimino is trying to figure out how to pack home plate on Atlantis, which is complicated because it's larger than the lockers in which the astronauts carry their personal items for the entire mission.

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