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Morning Coffee! Optimism Is Everywhere

Good morning, New York sports fans! Optimism seems to be the theme of the day for fans of our New York and New Jersey teams.

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  • The New York Red Bulls will introduce French star Thierry Henry during a most-likely-to-be-mobbed press conference today. If you are interested, the team will be streaming the press conference live via its website beginning at 1:15 p.m. This is a huge day for the Red Bulls and the MLS, and our Howard Megdal will be there to tell you about the proceedings. See Once A Metro for more.
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  • The New Jersey Nets were just 12-70 last season, and did not land any of the big-name free agents this off-season. A new owner, new coach and four new, young up-and-coming roster additions have the franchise feeling good about its future. The team will also introduce Billy King as its new president today. See NetsDaily for more.
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  • New York Knicks' fans are apparently optimistic about the 2010 season. The team has already sold out season tickets. See Posting and Toasting for more.
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  • The New York Mets open the second half of their season tonight in San Francisco, and they have plenty to feel good about. They are in second place in the NL East after a rocky start, and slugger Carlos Beltran will be in the lineup for the first time this season. See Amazin' Avenue for more.
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  • The New York Yankees open their second half Friday night at Yankee Stadium against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees' reason for optimism? Well, they do have the best record in baseball right now. See Pinstripe Alley for more.
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