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Carroll’s Cuisine: Goodbye Carlos, Hello Carlin

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Former Mets and Yankees star Carlos Beltran announced his retirement following a twenty-year career in which he posted Hall of Fame’calkiber numbers on offense and he was a perennial Gold Glove winner for his work in centerfield.

Newtown High alum and former Mets general manager Omar Minaya signed Beltran to a seven-year contract when he was a free agent following the 2004 season. That signing put the Mets back on the baseball map after four disappointing seasons.

Too many of the Flushing faithful have held a grudge against Beltran because he struck out on a tough curveball thrown by the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright to end Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championship Series. Folks, it’s time to grow up.

After years of rumors, Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan announced last week that his corporation is looking to sell the New York Liberty of the WNBA. The Garden has run the Liberty ever since the inception of the WNBA in 1997.

The New York  Liberty have always been a good team but they’ve never won a WNBA championship and that has had to have frustrated Dolan. Even the acquisition of one of league best players, former University of Connecticut star and Queens native Tina Charles, has not been enough to win a trophy.

The Liberty have provided MSG Network with some live sports programming during the slow summer season for them but the ad rates can’t be very high. There has not been a full-functioning press room for years for a Liberty game.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.