Archive for: August, 2008

Aug 29th, 2008

APOLOGIES.

I honestly thought that I would have sufficient time to write while I was away, that I would be able to edit photos on the road. The only writing that was done was that which pertained to Mr. Springsteen, and my photographs are downloaded onto the laptop, where they sit, several days later. Things have been further complicated by the fact that when I got home on Wednesday, I fell asleep at 8pm sharp, and that last night I didn’t get home from work until 10pm. This weekend, I promise. There will even be Mets content. I swear.… [more]

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Aug 26th, 2008

NOW, *THAT’S* A VIDEO SCREEN.

Today is the last day of vacation. Regular updates will commence shortly. … [more]

Aug 24th, 2008

TELEGRAM FROM ST. LOUIS

NIGHT LETTER ST. LOUIS, MO 08-24-08 DEAR TONY LA RUSSA STOP BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN STARTED ST LOUIS CONCERT AT 8:47PM TONIGHT STOP REPEAT EIGHT FORTY SEVEN STOP THE TICKET SAYS 7:30 STOP (YES I KNOW HE USUALLY GOES ON AT 8:15) STOP BECAUSE CARDINALS GAME RAN LATE DUE TO RAIN DELAY STOP RUMOR IS BRUCE WAS WAITING FOR YOU STOP PLEASE TELL ME THAT ISN’T THE REASON STOP I KNOW BRUCE ENDED UP PLAYING THREE HOURS AND 10 MINUTES ANYWAY STOP BUT THAT’S BESIDES THE POINT STOP WHAT TIME DOES THE BAR OPEN YOU SUCK STOP I HOPE WHOEVER STOOD BEHIND YOU SANG LOUDLY AND OUT OF TUNE ALL NIGHT STOP GO BREWERS STOP **UPDATE: Debunked by La Russa himself, although I find it hysterical that it went all the way from E Street Nation to the mainstream media.… [more]

Aug 19th, 2008

RANDOM SEARCH QUERIES.

Yes, it’s time here at MetsGrrl to fall back on that tried-and-true content strategy of all lazy bloggers everywhere, a list of recent search queries. To be fair, I’ve never done this before (except the one time people without any sense of irony were looking for what was on Barry Zito’s iPod), and to be honest, TBF and I do this at home all the time for fun. But it’s a busy week, I’m not going to make it to the game tonight, and we’re getting ready to go to St. Louis and Kansas City on Thursday, so this is what you get for fresh content today.… [more]

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Aug 18th, 2008

IRON CITY HOUSEROCKERS.

Pittsburgh worried me, just like the Nationals worried me. These are the games that the 2008 Mets would typically lose, the games against the less-than-stellar teams who suddenly decide to sit up and fight because they are playing the Mets. The Mets, of course, not expecting this attack, are ill prepared. And lose. Badly. Except this time, it was the Mets who decided to sit up and fight. Against the Nationals. And the Pirates. Brian Schneider decides to be a studmuffin and hit TWO two-run homeruns (and that PNC Park HR was not cheap). I have taken a more cautious approach to this roadtrip.… [more]

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Aug 14th, 2008

HAVEN’T USED THIS IN A WHILE.

That’s more like it. Let’s win the games we can easily win and save our fight for when we need it. It’s hard to think that there has now been a game where Mr. Brian Schneider is the official Boyfriend of the Game, but I think a 2-run HR qualifies.… [more]

Aug 14th, 2008

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO..

…the Phillies coming back east, because TBF is glued to Gameday until 2 in the morning and then wakes up me and the cat when he comes to sleep. Or he forgets that I’m sleeping or working and comes into the office to continually update me on what is going on in the game. Don’t get me wrong, I care. I care DEEPLY. But my level of caring allows me to wait until the morning to check the boxscore. [hi, honey!]… [more]

Aug 14th, 2008

FRIDAY NIGHT, MEZZANINE.

A little bit of an experiment: .mezzanine, shea stadium, friday night from caryn rose on Vimeo. Now you will understand the technical difficulties. Feeding 300 photos into iMovie and learning how to use iMovie and then encoding for the web took a little longer than I expected. I’m hoping this is the kind of thing I’ll be really happy I bothered to document in five years. I am considering buying a Flip for the last month.… [more]

Aug 13th, 2008

BECAUSE WE HATE YOU.

Scott McCaughey, rock dude, super sideman and leader of The Baseball Project did a Q&A on ESPN today. Most of it sucks, frankly, because the majority of people asking questions were European R.E.M. fans who had no idea what this chat was about – just that it was happening – and asked a bunch of idiotic questions that had nothing to do with baseball. (In that way I guess it wasn’t much different than your average ESPN chat, just more international.) The reason I post about this at all this here is because of THIS: Steve R. (Brooklyn, NY): So who’s your favorite all time player, and your favorite current player?… [more]

Aug 13th, 2008

I DON’T WANT TO GO HOME.

Here’s our current schedule for The Last Week Of Shea: Monday, September 22 vs. CHC – Upper Deck 12 ($5!) Tuesday, September 23 vs. CHC – Mezzanine 12 Wednesday, September 24 vs. CHC – Upper Deck 14 (again, $5!) [Deliberately skipping Thursday.] Friday, September 26 vs FLA – Mezzanine 12 Saturday, September 27 vs. FLA – Upper Deck 8 Sunday September 28 vs. FLA – still looking at options. People on StubHub are still smoking crack. Are we the only ones this insane? We were going to wait to buy the tickets for the Cubs series but, well, we couldn’t.… [more]

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