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Morning Brief: October 16

Morning Brief: October 16 [Scott Wilson, flikr]

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The Mets are going to the National League Championship series. Last night they beat out the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS. As such, the team will go on to face the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night at Citi Field. And if they can get four more wins, they will advance to their first World Series since 2000. Many fans and analysts think last night's game showed that the Mets have what it takes to face the Cubs' powerful offense, and that this year will be their year. 

Need To Know

Mets Come Out On Top Against Dodgers, Advance to NLCS [NY Times]

Municipal Building Renamed to Honor Former Mayor [WSJ]

Obama Reverses Position On Afghan War [WSJ]

Smallest Budget Defecit Since Obama Took Office [NY Times]

Weather

Mostly sunny with a high of 67, cooler in the evening, low of 47 [Full Forecast]

Sports

TODAY

No local sports 

YESTERDAY

The Mets beat the L.A. Dodgers 3-2

The Rangers beat Montreal 3-0

The Islanders beat Nashville 4-3

On Stage Tonight

  • WFUV Presents: The Boxcars @ The Emelin Theatre

  • Titus Andronicus w/ Ex Hex and Spider Bags @ Warsaw

  • Motley Crue @ Webster Bank Arena

  • Patti LaBelle @ State Theatre

  • Frankie Valli @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

  • Betty LaVette @ City Winery

  • Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre

Today In History

Today in 1582, the Gregorian Calander was adopted in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.