With tears in our eyes, deep sorrow in our souls, and abundant memories in our minds, we say goodbye to Shea – and the ’08 season.
We are all still in awe about yesterday’s game but it is not a feeling – at least personally – like last year’s final outing. The team overcame a lot during the season. From the bullpen falling apart to having everyone – and their mothers – starting at left field. It was a lot to take and the season just ended up being decided in the last week.
It would’ve been a nice ending to the closing of the park but sadly the circumstances sometimes are not the way we expect them or wish they could be.
For Mets fan the off-season – or the beggining and expectactions of the ’09 season- has started. I don’t know about you but when is time to have a dinner outing that includes hot dogs and popcorn, I will be there…
To those who fell in love with the game at Shea, keep your memories. They are valuable and you are part of history.
Now, let’s look forward to Citi Field when the grass is ready and the bats are back in swing.
I think there’s no need for the goverment to bail out the antacid market right now. The weekend (or just about the past week) New York – and all the displaced fans - will show a growth in the revenues for the whole year. Between rotten fish and a rotten bullpen, stomachs are going to be suffering.
…bullpen… *sighs* What to say? Just like the Emmy’s intro last night… I have nothing. Yup, nothing planned, nothing to write.
It was an important game…. like the ones that are coming up. They better get it together.
Congrats to David for being considered for the Roberto Clemente Award for his work within the team and the community.
Part of what we do is let everyone know the work he does with his foundation.
So we are really happy they are getting recognized for all they do.
If you want to vote for David (and someone from the American League as well) vote here:
I am around again to watch the Mets on TV. I was down south in Miami for the whole weekend but didn’t have a chance to catch a game. The only day I was sort of able to go was Saturday and I am really glad I decided against it. My heart can’t take a loss like that one.
Still glad they won the series… and the fish is sinking away.
Beer Makers 0 – Metropolitans 1
I will share something completely out of context now but it will make sense with tonight’s game. You’ll see.
Last March, I was sitting @ Dodgertown watching the Mets play (the Dodgers DUH!) and I started chatting baseball, places in Florida, and park food with the guy to my left. It was a weird conversation with a few others about peanuts but it was definitely a fun moment.
At the end of the conversation when talking about position players this year he said: “My nephew is in the Mets organization.” I replied: “Oh cool. What’s his name?”
“Daniel Murphy. He is a third baseman so who knows when he will be there”
“Cool deal. I will google him when I get home.”
Never did but I guess I don’t have to now. And don’t worry Uncle Murphy, Daniel is doing pretty good so far on the field… even if it’s not third base.
Kudos to him for making the Phillies plans go wrong.
(Oh and some love to Delgado, too. He was a happy camper today *wink*)
I hope the seven run lead that they blew on the game that ended today, doesn’t reflect on the attitude of the game that starts today. I don’t have any more nails to bite, energy to watch another extra innings game or desire to watch the Mets loose the division by one game.
Today the team has to show the fans that they still have it. In boxing they say you can’t knock out the same rival twice. Or something along those lines, that lightining…blah, blah.
For one I am not that mad @ the bullpen. Sure it was them @ the end but it was Pedro @ the beginning. All the shift is going to the fact that the bullpen didn’t keep the 7-5 lead but Pedro gave away the 7-0… which, after using my calculator I conclude that a 7 run lead is bigger than a 2 run lead.
Wright’s RBI Watch: Made it to 100 last night. Congrats!
lost. The Phillies won. …. which means that it can’t be stress-free all the time. Wasn’t Ramirez supposed to give the Dodgers some edge? Come on Manny, help us out! Getting sweeped by the Phillies? OH, COME ON!
An out-of-state fan is not happy when the game is through CW. Then again I am not as bitter today as I would be if I had actually watched the game.
I guess they didn’t have to decide if A. Reyes was going down because well … (sighs) Maine is out. Castillo is in with no hassle. Let’s see how it goes today.
It’s game time…. catcha later.
Number 100…. used in:
Time – 100 years … means is old… or antique.
In David Wright’s RBI count… means it’s about to happen for the 4th straight season.
As of yesterday’s game he has 99. It could happen today being that the majority of his RBI’s are at home games that are at night. But 70 out of the 99 came before the All-Star.. but then again the Post All Star stat don’t end ’till the end of the season.
Sooo….We are officially in the 100 RBI watch. Of course 100+ are not a bad thing either.
We leave you with a blast from the past… Enjoy HS David!