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


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

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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