Archive for: May, 2006


May 31st, 2006

5-30-06, Mets vs. Diamondbacks

Really, it was supposed to be a different kind of game. Wasn’t it? *sigh* Soler just couldn’t seem to find – well, find ANYTHING tonight. Although I was at batting practice this afternoon, Milledge hadn’t arrived yet, so I can’t tell you anything more about him beyond the fact that I liked his vibe, as nebulous as that might sound. We’ll see how this plays out, and what happens with X when he returns. Honestly, the highlight of the day was getting my photo taken with Mr. Met and some of the shots I got at BP – no action shots, mostly candids, stuff like this (my favorite): And if I had to vote for a Boyfriend Of The Game, it would be Mr.… [more]

May 30th, 2006

Mets vs. Arizona, game 1

This game was a turning point for me because I didn’t spend half the game watching it with my hands over my eyes. We’ll come back, TBF is always text-messaging me, their bullpen is shit or heart of the batting order up next, no worries. Tonight I was much more even-keeled about things, which scared the cat a hell of a lot less. Mr. Floyd’s slump was officially over a week ago, but he is rounding the curve big time right now. It is a joy to see. And, of course, Agent #005, DW, my jersey’s namesake – what isn’t there to say?… [more]

May 23rd, 2006

May 23, 2006: Mets vs. Phillies

So now, as TBF puts it, the concept of Triple Happiness (Mets win, Braves lose, Yankees lose) has changed with the advent of the Phillies in the 1-2-3 running. Rivals now, and it will not likely be so friendly in Shea Stadium South for the rest of the year. We thought it would be an interesting game, but not that, once again, I would be walking out of Shea Stadium five hours later. I had, luckily, made an executive decision that I would be driving to Tuesday games from now on (the connecting train is bearable on Friday, but mid-week unnecessarily long and tiring).… [more]

May 21st, 2006


It was, at once, less epic and more epic than I imagined it would be And I mean “epic” in the traditional definition of the word: Webster puts it as “extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope”. It was David vs. Goliath, it was the underdogs triumphing against evil. The Mets spent the previous week downplaying the entire series which was a colossally right thing to do, because the mindfuck would have otherwise overpowered them to the point where the MFY’s would have triumphed. You can say it’s just another game, that interleague play is stupid at this point, but in a town like New York, which has a cross-town sports rivalry that DOES NOT EXIST ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY (don’t start.… [more]

May 14th, 2006

Mets vs. Brewers, the weekend series

It is Friday night, and I am itching because the Mets are on the road and the only way I can see them is if I walk down to the Turkey’s Nest, and while there are women who visit this particular bar on their own, I am not one of them. I pick up the phone. I call Time Warner Cable. I make inquiries. I decline and hang up the phone. 15 minutes later I do it again. “If I order SNY now, how long do I have to wait before I have it?” “You’ll have service before you hang up the phone.” That did it.… [more]

May 5th, 2006

May 5, 2006: Mets vs. Braves

If you were there, you know, and maybe it isn’t so dramatic to you if you have been through one of these Great Adventure-style-rollercoaster of an extra-innings game before, but for me, it was some kind of great parable acted out on a baseball field. The Braves. Again. After last weekend’s trip to our personal chamber of horrors – WHERE WE TOOK THE SERIES!! – to face them at home. I don’t have SNY at home – we are waiting for TBF to come home for good before we make that investment – but I can finally listen to a baseball game on the radio, and that combined with Gameday on the Mets web site is enough for me to follow.… [more]