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NEW YORK STATES OF MIND

The Mets and Yankees' newest stars get grilled on Big Apple life

WILL YOU GO SEE MAMMA MIA?

CARLOS BELTRAN
METS OF
"I don't know what it is. I went to see The Lion King with my wife."

RANDY JOHNSON
YANKS P
"Don't know. If I have time, I guess I will."

PEDRO MARTINEZ
METS P
"I doubt it. I don't like theaters."

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS A...

CARLOS BELTRAN
METS OF
"Nice guy. I talked to him on the phone [in January]."

RANDY JOHNSON
YANKS P
"Mayor of New York."

PEDRO MARTINEZ
METS P
"Guy who wanted to put me in jail, isn't he? I like Giuliani."

JETS OR GIANTS?

CARLOS BELTRAN
METS OF
"I'm not a football fan."

RANDY JOHNSON
YANKS P
"Jets because I see more of them on TV. I saw them play San Diego and Pittsburgh in the playoffs."

PEDRO MARTINEZ
METS P
"I like them both. I don't have a favorite."

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOHO AND NOHO?

CARLOS BELTRAN
METS OF
"What is that? Which one is better?"

RANDY JOHNSON
YANKS P
"Looie Sojo is my teammate." (Yankees third base coach)

PEDRO MARTINEZ
METS P
"An S."

MY FAVORITE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARK IS...

CARLOS BELTRAN
METS OF
"Times Square. I love the lights and the people walking around."

RANDY JOHNSON
YANKS P
"The Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty."

PEDRO MARTINEZ
METS P
"Shea Stadium is definitely one of my favorites. I [also] like Central Park."

ON HOT DOGS I PUT...

CARLOS BELTRAN
METS OF
"Honey."

RANDY JOHNSON
YANKS P
"Ketchup, mustard and onions."

PEDRO MARTINEZ
METS P
"I've never eaten a hot dog."

WHAT IS THE ONE THING EVERY NEW YORKER NEEDS?

CARLOS BELTRAN
METS OF
"Christ in their hearts."

RANDY JOHNSON
YANKS P
"A World Series championship."

PEDRO MARTINEZ
METS P
"A reason to brag."

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DAVID GUTTENFELDER/AP (I LOVE NY BUTTON)

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TOM DIPACE (BELTRAN, MARTINEZ)

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PAUL J. BERESWILL/NEWSDAY/ABACA (JOHNSON)

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DECCA U.S. (MAMMA MIA!)

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SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES (BLOOMBERG)

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NDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES (GIANTS HELMET)

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RALPH WACLAWICZ/WIREIMAGE.COM (JETS HELMET)

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DIANA ELIAZOV (E. HOUSTON ST. SIGN)

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JOHN GERMAIN/WIREIMAGE.COM (SOJO)

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KIRBY LEE/WIREIMAGE.COM (STATUE OF LIBERTY)

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COURTESY OF EVERETT COLLECTION (WINNIE THE POOH)

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CORBIS (KETCHUP AND MUSTARD)

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KATHRYN RUSSELL/FOODPIX (HOT DOG)

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TIFFANY AND CO./AP (WORLD SERIES TROPHY)

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