Archive for: April, 2008

Apr 9th, 2008

SO NOW CAN WE STOP SINGING IT?

Attention Mets AV Team: How much more evidence do you need? xoxo, MG… [more]

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Apr 8th, 2008

NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP. [4-8-08]

We are late, the bus is late, and of course the train is running local, which gets us out to Flushing later than we had wanted. There are more Mets fans than I remember on the street, on the bus, on the train, more fans wearing colors than I remember. When we get off at Willets Point and head down the stairs, I can’t understand what the bottleneck at the bottom is and am about to get cranky when I see a large round white head: Mr. Met, and all is forgiven. I might benignly suggest that congregating at the bottom of the exit stairs might not be the best idea in the world, but it’s Mr.… [more]

Apr 8th, 2008

SHEA STADIUM.

Now defunct. In honor of the last season, for those of you out-of-towners headed for Flushing to see the old gal before they knock her down (can’t implode buildings in the NYC limits any more), I present to you The MetsGrrl Guide To Shea Stadium. Obviously, this is not for the people who are out in Flushing every week. BUYING TICKETS Unless you’re trying to come to see the Subway Series, a Saturday game, or flying thousands of miles, you probably don’t need to buy tickets months in advance if it’s just important for you to be in the stadium. Keep in mind, however, you’re not the only one thinking this – there are hundreds of thousands of people in the Tri-State area who want to take Grandpa or the kids or their nephew to Shea one last time.… [more]

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Apr 8th, 2008

THE METSGRRL GUIDE TO SHEA STADIUM.

Hi there. You probably want to take a look at my GUIDE TO CITI FIELD, given that Shea Stadium no longer exists. In honor of the last season, for those of you out-of-towners headed for Flushing to see the old gal before they knock her down (can’t implode buildings in the NYC limits any more), I present to you The MetsGrrl Guide To Shea Stadium. Obviously, this is not for the people who are out in Flushing every week. I looked and looked for a good guide to Shea, and couldn’t find one. Since I’m relatively new to the joint, I judged myself most qualified to write one.… [more]

Apr 5th, 2008

KIDS CLUBHOUSE 2008.

The first episode of Kids Clubhouse debuted today. I know what you’re thinking – why on earth would I ever be watching Kids Clubhouse? Originally it was just because we were so happy that baseball had started again, and we wanted to watch anything about the Mets that was on television, and also some curiosity about SNY’s programming. But also, my thought was, If this show is going to explain baseball to kids, maybe there’s something I can learn from it. But we genuinely enjoyed the interviews, the hands-on approach of the segments, and all the players tend to participate, even more than on Mets Weekly, so it just became part of our regular Saturday pregame routine.… [more]

Apr 4th, 2008

MPLS.

TBF is off to Minneapolis this weekend, leaving me a baseball widow. (Not the kind you’re thinking, the kind who has to watch the games by herself.) “Do you want anything?” he asked last night as he was packing. I perked up. “How about a Joe Mauer t-shirt?” “No. But can I borrow your Santana t-shirt?” “That’s not nice. How about a TC Bear doll?” “I don’t know where I can get one.” “Oh, I can ask, I know people.” A sigh. “Fine. I’ll get you a TC Bear.” The mascot collection awaits.… [more]

Apr 2nd, 2008

HIGHER AND HIGHER. [4-2-08]

Last year, TBF’s “Mets Win!” song was “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”. This year, after the first game,he ran over to the computer and the sounds of Jackie Wilson came out of the speakers. “‘Higher and Higher’?” “Yep. I also thought it was topically relevant.” So that’s what was played tonight at the conclusion of the game, over the closing credits showing a nice brotherly hug between OP and Santana. What a nice game: good pitching, good offense, good defense, and a couple of very nice plays. It was an enjoyable game to watch. As for The Pedro News, well, we already covered much of that here earlier today.… [more]

Apr 2nd, 2008

MIGRAINE BOY. [4-1-08]

As much as I wanted to see Pedro start, I couldn’t make it through one inning before a migraine sent me to bed. TBF came in to check on me around 11, and my first question, of course, was: “What happened?” “We lost.” “How badly?” “Walk-off home run.” “Eeesh.” “And Pedro got hurt.” Now I’m awake. “WHAT?” “Hamstring, or something.” “Oh no.” “The bullpen was great. We just stopped hitting.” “Sounds like last year.” “Yeah.” My mantra for this year: moderation. As I’d like to say to the preening fans of That Team in the Bronx, there are 162 games. This is the year I learn to take it one game at a time.… [more]

Apr 1st, 2008

GAME 1 OF 162. [3-31-08]

Well, the quarantine succeeded, even with the MetsBlog party being literally down the street from my office. I overheard someone in the office informing someone in from the Omaha office that today was Opening Day, and promptly announced that I was in quarantine and that anyone who thought they might be talking game specifics would… well, let’s not get into specifics, but I obviously made my point. I brought headphones today but I cannot wear headphones and do my job effectively, but I changed my Google homepage from iGoogle to Classic, closed the RSS feed, and deleted every comment notification that came into my email.… [more]