Exactly 5 years ago today, he was all excited going to Citi to see the Mets play the Phils.
The Mets were 10 games under .500, fifteen and a half behind 1st place Philadelphia.
But a game's a game and a fan's a fan, right?
Back in July, the Mets had traded for Atlanta outfielder Jeff Francoeur who was decent and would hit .311/.338/.498 in that half season.
Pete buys a Francoeur jersey on the way in, puts it on, cheers for the Mets.
In the bottom of the 9th they're down by 2, but they have guys on 1st and 2nd, nobody out and cleanup hitter Francoeur at the plate.
You know what that's like - the standings don't matter, it's time for the Big Hit!
The crowd is on it's feet and the place is loud.
If you were a Phillie fan, what happened next would be all about 2nd baseman Eric Bruntlett because he's the guy who made the play.
But for Pete, it was all about Francoeur (I mean "that F*cking Frenchy").
Frenchy hits a rocket to Bruntlett who can't believe his luck: the Mets had put on the double steal.
Bruntlett catches the liner and steps on 2nd to get Luis Castillo (who was probably 5 feet from 3rd).
The 3rd out is sprinting right at him.
Daniel Murphy makes a lame attempt to not get tagged out but too late.
Poof: an unassisted triple play.
Hey it's not just us Cub Fans that have to eat it all the time.
It was a unique triple play in that was unassisted and it ended the game.
Only happened once before in the history of baseball.
And for the only time in the history of Pete, he chucked a brand new jersey.
Or as he put it, "Shirt was in the trash before anyone even stood to leave the stadium, or to punch me in the face."
Enjoy the painting, Pete.
Hey how 'bout Jake Arrieta?
How 'bout Pedro Strop?
Couple ex-Orioles shutting down the team that traded 'em as the Cubs give Baltimore a shiny new 4-1 black eye.
What a game.
There was a fabulous play at the plate with RF Ryan Sweeney nailing Chris Davis in the 5th.
The Cubs brought up Logan Watkins and put him at short where he was kind of spectacular (how many shortstops can one team have?), and also got his first RBI.
Arismendy Alcantara drove one in, too.
Luis Valbuena hit his 12th homer, Javier Baez his 6th (in just the 18th game of his young career).
I've said it before: nobody wants to play the Cubs right now.