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Sunday Routine: How Sandy Alderson, Mets General Manager, Spends His Sundays

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Sandy Alderson, the general manager of the Mets, takes his dog, Buddy, for a walk outside on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

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Hilary Swift for The New York Times

When the Mets hired Sandy Alderson as their general manager in 2010, the team was in the dumps: on the field, a series of disappointing seasons; off the field, severe financial constraints caused in part by the owners’ investments with Bernie Madoff. Six years later, the Mets are flying high, thanks largely to Mr. Alderson, 68. A former Marine lieutenant and Vietnam veteran with a Harvard Law degree, he brought stability and confidence to the front office, and in 2015 the team made a surprise trip to the World Series. This year the Mets have had a solid start, with a talented pitching staff and one of the best records in the National League. Mr. Alderson, who lives in a penthouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with his wife, Linda, and their 11-year-old golden retriever, Buddy, is Zen about it. “My job,” he said, “is like watching the tide come in and out — observing, ruminating, trying…

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