Archive for: May, 2007

May 31st, 2007


First, we had the wonder that is LOLCats. Now LOLYankees, courtesy east village idiot. MUST see. Do not view with liquids in your mouth.… [more]

May 31st, 2007


…Love that Crazy Crab!” I will begin by apologizing in advance for my obsession with the former San Francisco Giants anti-mascot, the Crazy Crab. My delight in anthropomorphism in baseball mascots would better suit a three-year-old, I realize. But, if you are not familiar with the Crab, I urge you to follow the link and edify yourself. If nothing else, it will distract you from Wedneday night’s massacre, and explain the headlines for the last two days. But we are here to discuss Tuesday night’s jubiliation. (The flickr feed is here for you old-skool types. Please do let me know in the comments if you like the slideshow or not.) It was an odd, odd night from the start.… [more]


May 30th, 2007


Well, crap. Flickr is down and it’s late and I can’t write and edit photos and get to bed at a decent hour, plus there’s nowhere to upload the photos anyway – so here are some shots I took tonight that will have to hold you over until tomorrow: As much as I wanna see Zito pitch, ain’t gonna happen. This grrl is way too tired.… [more]

May 28th, 2007


Game 3 of the 1969 World Series. I might have been just old enough to remember this game on tv. Surely, my father watched it. I asked TBF to record it, even though he is not a big guy for historical games: “I care about what the Mets are doing now,” is his usual response. It is curious because it’s not like he’s ignorant of baseball history or couldn’t tell you the Mets lineup for just about any year you could choose. At least now I recognize the names, not just of the Mets but even some of the Orioles. I will be honest and say my curiosity wasn’t just about watching the game (although I am incredibly eager to watch a game where Seaver is pitching), it was seeing shea, how it has changed (and not changed).… [more]

6-26-07 pic 1

May 26th, 2007


WE INTERRUPT THIS EPISODE OF “SLOPPY BASEBALL TONIGHT” FOR A VERY SPECIAL BULLETIN! MIAMI PREPARES FOR MARTINEZ-MANIA: Here, the Mets SP points out the correct location that the team should be hitting balls in. METS SP PEDRO MARTINEZ MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE IN MIAMI. He is shown here signalling, “WTF?! You guys blow tonight.” PEDRO MARTINEZ PREPARES TO SURRENDER TO UTTER INCOMPETENCE DISPLAYED BY TEAMMATES ON THE FIELD: Says, “Yo, amigos, I don’t want to come back and play for a team that can’t even be bothered to run a fucking foul ball down to first base just in case it goes fair.” THIS HAS BEEN A VERY SPECIAL BULLETIN.… [more]

May 25th, 2007


As I walked down Third Avenue towards The Back Page and the SNY viewing party, I passed a nail salon. I looked at my nails, sighed, and reached a conclusion. Zoe was waiting for me out front, pink cap and all. “I have a brilliant idea,” I announced. “Yes?” “A nail salon with big screen tv’s… showing the baseball game. Or the football game. Or the basketball game.” Zoe gave me her adorable frown. “It’s a bar?” “We could also serve drinks.” “Guys can come too?” “They could, but it’s more of a chick place.” “You want to open a salon?” “No, I want *someone else* to open it so I can go there.… [more]

shawn green

May 25th, 2007


Shawn Green with hair! Shawn Green batting #2 in the lineup. Shawn Green hitting! And mostly, Shawn Green with hair.… [more]

May 25th, 2007

Bat Girl retires

This has nothing to do with the Mets, but it has everything to do with this blog, and how and why I started writing a baseball blog. I stumbled onto Bat Girl a few years ago – back in 2004 – when she began the innovation known as “Legovision” – TBF having a soft spot in his heart for Legos, and add baseball – well, there you go. She announced today that she is shutting the blog down, due to many circumstances, foremost of which is the birth of her son. If you’ve never read her site before, now is the time.… [more]

May 24th, 2007


5th inning, after D. Wright’s home run, I slowly raised my arms above my head in an arc-like shape, and bounced up and down. “What’s that?” TBF asked, carefully. “The home run apple!” “Um, okay.” “Okay, you gotta compliment me, or mock me.” “Honey, that’s pretty lame.” “Oh, come on.” “Ingenious, but lame.” We started off the game tonight debating the lineup change. While we were both fine with moving Delgado, I still wasn’t sure I didn’t want Lo Duca batting second (and yes I saw the 2nd vs. 7th stats too, I just think that maybe Jose feels protected or confident knowing that Lo Duca will always come on to move him over).… [more]


May 22nd, 2007


So I didn’t go to Sunday night’s game. Both TBF and I got second chances from the Mets, and although we evaluated our ticket options, on Friday, we were all about “Let’s save that money for a game that really matters”. Friday night, as I wrestled with 350+ photos from BP and the game, and tried to wrestle my words into something worthwhile, TBF announces that he thinks he wants to go to the game. Crankiness ensues. We sleep on it. He still wants to go. I tell him to go, and then relent. My reluctance was based on the need to start with a new employer on Monday morning, and knowing just how bright eyed and bushy tailed I am after a windy night in the upper deck watching an 8pm game.… [more]