Archive for: December, 2008

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Dec 15th, 2008

LIVE AND IN PERSON.

Yeah, I know, there are a million photos out there and you’ve seen them all. But we went out on the 7 on Sunday, for the first time in, well, forever, taking friends out for dim sum in Flushing, and then a trip to the Unisphere and the Queens Museum. Let me tell you, you can see as many photos as you like. It’s a LOT different in person. They’re knocking through the seating areas now. Field level is gone. Loge is gone. Mezzanine is just starting to be knocked through, as is the overhang on the upper deck. The photos aren’t great, but I didn’t have my zoom, and wasn’t going to make it into a project today.… [more]

Dec 11th, 2008

PROBLEMS OUR NEW BULLPEN MEMBER DIDN’T HAVE IN SEATTLE.

After living there for almost a decade, I can assure you he never had to deal with things like this: There’s a New Putz In Queens THE METS HAVE SEEN ALOT OF PUTZ’ BUT J.J. MAY BE THE BEST Pronounce the Man’s Name Correctly, at Least for a While Mets part with seven players, acquire Putz I’m not entirely sure the last one is meant humorously… but you never know. More actual commentary to come about our recent Hot Stove moves that’s isn’t written by a woman with the mind of a 13-year-old-boy shortly.… [more]

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Dec 11th, 2008

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PUTZ.

As we say goodbye to Mr. Heilman… …and extend a warm welcome to Mr. Putz. As the Mariners fans say said, “Putz in, game over!” (No, seriously, they really DO say that.) (I’m not kidding.) As TBF says, “It’s all going to be fine until the first time he blows a save. Then, the Post will have a field day.” Me: “They can’t do that.” TBF: “It’s his name, they certainly can…” So much for getting to sleep early tonight. WFAN is on in one room, SNY in the other room, and it feels like – well, it feels like baseball.… [more]

Dec 5th, 2008

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

Regular readers of MG will remember our friends on the loge, L and M. M. had been a plan holder since before she even knew L. It was from them that I first got the idea to buy a plan, that it was at all within the realm of possibility. They were also Tuesday-Friday planholders. They are ENORMOUS sports fans. The type of people who would buy World Series tickets no matter who the team was because they’d just like to see the game. When we emailed to ask them what they had gotten in the on-sale, imagine our surprise to receive this: Actually we ended up doing nothing.… [more]

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Dec 3rd, 2008

THE NEW WORLD.

According to mets.com, that’s the view from our Promenade Infield seats. We’re in. Who else bought today?… [more]

Dec 1st, 2008

LEFT OF RECKONING.

There has been teeth gnashing, and phone calls made, and lengthy conversations in instant message (since I was gone for five days in a locale that had ample internet access, but no cell signal). We are over the fact that the 40-game plan is not for us, and have resigned ourselves to purchasing a weekday plan and the Friday plan. Equally, we have resigned ourselves to the fact that because the Mets are automating the sales, we have no chance in reuniting the denizens of Section 12. A moment of silence, please. Even with both of those plans, we will still spend less than we did last year, and less than we planned on spending.… [more]