Swine Flu Kills 2, Maybe, in NY; "Underlying" Factors Again Cited; Mets Deny Infection
Meanwhile swine flu is said to also be killing the New York Mets -- not literally, though in their case... no, we won't say it. The rumor that was playfully spreading a few days ago has become a full-blown Thing: the Mets have been forced to deny that Carlos Betran and John Maine (pictured) have it, though both are undoubtedly sick with something (Maine had to leave the mound with stomach pains the other day -- but still got the decision! -- and Beltran is day-to-day). A SNY-TV producer who got ill on a Mets road trip is being tested for the disease and the team is monitoring the situation. We'd say it's time to PANIC, but with the Mets it's always that time.