The rest is here.
The rest is here.
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Centerfield Maz is a cool site you should check out. I use it when I’m too lazy to type about old Mets myself.
Other cool sites (for lazy bloggers like me) are Mets By The Numbers which is a great resource if you’re looking to see how many people the Mets have given #17 to. I also enjoy Mets Walkoffs who help me out when I have dumb questions like “who got the most his as a Met in the 1990s” and I’m too lazy to look it up myself.
So not for nothing but this team is 2 games under .500
That’s a bad start. Never mind September chokes, this franchise likes to start slow.
We have one and a half pitchers we believe in. Livan had one and a half good starts. Everything else is a crap shoot. Anyone out there have confidence in Maine? Do you trust Ollie in a must-win? What’s going to happen the week Santana gives up four runs?
This team doesn’t seem to hit.
I don’t have any solutions for anyone. I think Jerry starts the right guys. I could observe that Joe Torre’s left fielder is hitting .340 and not causing trouble, but Dan Murphy was hitting .320 at some point tonight, so it’s not that either.
I guess at the end of the day the real question, win or lose is…
WHY ARE THEY WEARING BLACK UNIFORMS AGAIN?
I had mentioned Suzyn and Sterling saying how cold it was at Yankee…and it wasn’t cold where I was. Comments from you guys:
I was at the game last night, and the weather was fine. A little misty, but I definitely wasn’t cold. The crowd noise was good in my section, but that’s only one part of the park. And the rich people’s seats were 2/3s empty.
I agree with your assessment of the ramps looking like an NYC high school, though! I wrote about it today:
DyHrdMET has left a new comment on your post “Freezing Tonight At Yankee Stadium?“:
Mysays 58 degrees in northern NJ. it must be the wind inside the stadium. Of course, John Sterling couldn’t call a game with his eyes open, so why trust him with a ?
As I sit here wondering
a) why are they wearing black – did they enjoy losing in them yesterday?
b) will SNY ever run a commercial for this blog
c) should I just go to bed because they ain’t winning tonight
d) how did “Livan Day” become one of the good days
I share with you this email.
Yesterday, (4/19), I took my son to the game. We sat in Sec. 502, Row 3, Seats 3 & 4 and couldn’t see rightfield. The view of the pitcher’s mound and the batter’s box was marred by plexiglass. The game was unwatchable. And unlistenable too, as a speaker was right behind us. “Everybody clap your hands…”
(Is that back? Oh nooo…I thought it was gone).
We decided to leave our seats and explore the place. It seems as if everything is more important than the game itself. Food, plazas, walkways, a bridge beyond centerfield, all beautiful, but can we just enjoy THE GAME, please?
Many seats on many decks should be classified as obstructed view. Depending on where you sit, you can’t see large chunks of the field. How could they do this? They say they’ve created an intimate ballpark. They say they’ve brought the fan closer to the action. But at what cost if you can’t watch an outfielder field a carom? And, by the way, I don’t buy the quirky outfield wall. Most old ballparks, Fenway, , have these quirks because of zoning laws, or there’s a school playground, or a highway, the quirks at are TOTALLY ARBITRARY! In other words, bullcrap.
The overhanging seats that bring the moneyed fan closer, kills the view for the rest of us who can’t afford to pay hundreds of dollars to see a ballgame. Again, the true baseball fan who loves the game has been compromised. We managed to find seats where only a small part of leftfield was obstructed. Of course, the view was obstructed by expensive field level seats. By the way, security doesn’t seem to care about the Promenade Level. Many fans were confused and there was no one to help. Whereas, when we were down on the lower levels, there must have been one or two guards at every section.