"There was a sudden quietness on the bus. You could hear a pin drop," former Mets pitcher John Franco said Wednesday.
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"Just coming to the ballpark that day, you weren't sure if it was the right thing to do," Franco said. "Soon as you pulled into the players lot you had the bomb squad out there with the dogs and the mirrors looking under the car."