Put me in coach, I’m ready to play


Former Downtown Little League parent John Franco, above, the New York Mets retired closer and all-time save leader, joined Downtown Little Leaguers for Opening Day festivities Saturday in Battery Park City. The players made their annual march to the fields from City Hall. Other notables who attended included Borough President Scott Stringer, bottom left, Councilmember Margaret Chin, opposite page, and State Sen. Daniel Squadron (not shown).