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A Sort of Homecoming | metsgrrl.com

A Sort of Homecoming

grrls For all the big deal that Opening Day was made out to be, or that I thought it would be, or that it believes that it is, the truth is that its significance paled in comparison to tonight’s game. Tonight’s game, the first game for those of us in the Tuesday/Friday plan holders group. The first tickets to be torn out of the ticket book. The first time this year of packing the clothes for the game to take to work, the familiar arrangements and accouterments.

On that last note, while I fully understand that April baseball is not for the meek, and have endured TBF’s tales of sitting at Shea while light flurries swirled around the upper deck, this week has to be an all time low. In an email sent to my companion for the evening, the lovely and charming Ms. Zoe (TBF is in Florida on business. He may have warmth, but at least I have baseball) in which I related items I was bringing for the evening, I feel the need to display this here for the record:

"fleece blanket, fleece scarf, gloves, wrist warmers, mets hat, warm hat, sweater, tights under jeans, wool socks.
i have handwarmers too.
it's not a baseball game, it's an expedition to antarctica"

We know that it will be cold and we go anyway. We know that it will be unpleasant and we go anyway. We go gladly, we go happily, and at no point during the course of the evening, no matter what our discomfort, does it actually occur to anyone crazy enough to attend a baseball game in April (except those shepherding small children, perhaps) to leave the game EARLY.

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