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Johan Santana and the New York Mets' 6 Early Surprises
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As esteemed social critic and self-proclaimed baseball enthusiast Pamela Anderson once said, "it is great to be a blonde, with low expectations it is very easy to surprise people." While this quote could be taken in a few different directions, we'll suffice it to say that in the first season of the week, the New York Mets have surprised us in an assortment of ways.

It is not so much that the expectations make the Mets the blondes of the NL East, or even that their prospects are so low. It's that other teams' expectations, such as the Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals, are so much higher coming into 2012.

Despite this, along with an undeniably questionable usage of a quote from Pamela Anderson, the Mets have, at this infantile stage of the season, provided some positive pundit banter. Here are several examples.

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