I used to HATE the Mets.
I'm talking about the '80s, back with Gooden and Strawberry and Keith Hernandez and Mookie and Ron Darling and even Hubie Brooks.
It was a giant deal when they came to town, and the games were always good and heated.
I went last night and... nothin'.
I kinda like that guy.
There are no Mets to hate, and that's a shame.
On the other side of the coin, the team on the field for the Cubs last night had Rizzo, Castro, Valbuena and Lake. At least, those are the ones I care about. I just have no emotional investment in the Chris Coghlins or Emilio Bonifacios.
Not that I don't root for the overachieving, hard working and under-talented Cub.
But on this transient Cub team, not so much.
Anyway, it was a gorgeous night and I wish I could say the same for the game itself.
I mean, I guess it turned out gorgeous since the Cubs ended up winning 2-1, but...
Say I'm fishing with my dad and we've been in the same cove for an hour and nobody's had a bite.
My dad says, "Wellllllll, I've had all the fun I can stand."
The motor starts up and we're out of there.
It was such a plodding game (see sleeping scoreboard guy) and I truly thought the Cubs were gonna lose 0-1, so after the 7th we scrammed.
But like I said, a gorgeous night.
Here are some photos..
That's Joe Mantegna tossing out the first pitch.
Castro runs out to start the game.
Rizzo at first.
It was Bonifacio at 2nd and Valbuena at 3rd, so Mike Olt got to spend time with Travis Wood.
I love the Castro "en garde".
Junior with the souvenir.
The "Ol Professor" doing the YMCA.
I heard them talking on WGN this morning, and this sounds like it's official.