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Jul 28th, 2006

boogie shoes

Mets Grrl is one of the annoying people who will unashamedly judge you based on what’s in your record collection (and what’s not). I will be checking our your iPod playlist or your cd collection before asking any other questions. (Before you say anything, how many of you don’t talk to certain people because of the sports teams they like [and don’t]? So don’t start.)t So when I first started going to Mets games, I found the whole concept of walk-on music to be FASCINATING. If you have read some of my posts about games, you may have noticed how I pay more attention to this than, well, most sane people.… [more]

Jul 28th, 2006


This will take me from Canal St. (work) to Willets Point: Meet the Mets (organ version) City Of Blinding Lights – U2 Bring Em Out – T.I. Eminence Front – The Who Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones Subway Train – The New York Dolls Brass Monkey – The Beastie Boys Staying Alive – Bee Gees X – Xzibit London Calling – The Clash Enter Sandman – Metallica Taking Care of Business – BTO Meet the Mets – Yo La Tengo (live on WFMU) … [more]

Jul 26th, 2006

“no. the OTHER carlos.”

I swear that the guys at Joe’s Busy Corner — whose food is usually incredibly delicious — deliberately make us crappy sandwiches if we walk in wearing Mets gear. I was sitting there tonight, eating a seriously less than enjoyable sandwich (the North 8th and Driggs: mozzarella, prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil), and not wanting to mention it, since TBF did especially go out of his way to get us these sandwiches. Finally, a grimace from me caught his attention. “Does your sandwich suck?” “It was so sweet and considerate of you to go to Joe’s for the sandwiches,” I say.… [more]

Jul 22nd, 2006

subete = come on board: 7-21-06

Somehow, we forgot that tonight was also Merengue Night. In fact, it didn’t occur to us, despite the female security roughing up (that was so not a ‘pat down’), the free t-shirts reading “Los Mets de Nueva York” (omg, this is my new favorite Mets shirt), and the fact that during our usual meander up to the mezzanine we were accosted every time we turned a corner: “Can I help you?” “Where are you going?” Um, to our seats, the ones we sit in every Tuesday and Friday, I mutter under my breath. Upon arrival, Diamondvision clued us in: “Ohhhhhhh.” Oh.… [more]

Jul 18th, 2006

i hate alex rodriguez

I realize that this is not exactly an unique viewpoint amongst Mets fans, but you have to understand that, at this juncture in my fandom, most of my hatred is learned or inherited: Roger Clemens. Chipper Jones. I wasn’t there when these individuals performed their infractions upon our team, so I need to learn to hate them. (I learn fast.) But A-rod is another story, and much probably becomes obvious when I point out that I lived in Seattle for 9 years. It isn’t even what he did while he was a Mariner, because, apparently, being a Mariner turns one into an affable, friendly fellow.… [more]

Jul 18th, 2006

snakes on a dugout

Quote of the week honors goes to Getting Paid To Watch, for his response to the (now-debunked) David Wright crisis o’ faith: “Whether or not this fits into Wright’s belief system, can you imagine the hell he’s going to get from Cliff Floyd? Somebody’s going to bring in snakes.” Word. —–… [more]

Jul 16th, 2006

mets vs. cubs, game 3

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } rally cat, originally uploaded by metsgrrl. Just when you think you might as well fall asleep on the couch, we’re toasted. Just when El Duque – EL DUQUE lets the Chicago heat and humidity toast him. Just when you think… Yeah. You learn. Or at least I do. —–… [more]


Jul 16th, 2006

“buy me some peanuts and crack…”

The first time Eddie Vedder sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field (July 4, 1998, for you completists), someone I knew insisted that Ed didn’t sing “peanuts and crackerjack,” that he sang “[something deleted because this is a family site] and crack”. After listening to the recording of that performance repeatedly, I had to come to the same conclusion, so I sing “peanuts and crack” during every 7th inning stretch I’m at — both in homage and because it drives TBF, that baseball purist, nuts. (For the record, I did hear Vedder’s performance from earlier this year and I swear he does the same thing again.) So I think of this every time I hear about the Cubs, and of course it came up over the past few days with our current residency in the Windy City.… [more]

Jul 14th, 2006


I have a deep, dark secret to confess: I did not always love Mr. Met. My main exposure to baseball began in Seattle, with the Mariners. I moved out there in 1995 (I know, good timing.) I had plenty of “baseball friends” out there who gladly shared their tickets with me – to the Kingdome, and later, to Safeco Field. I loved the Mariner Moose the first time I saw him. “You mean — the mascot is a big, fuzzy, adorable moose?!” How could you not love that? Combined with the fact that I had a running joke for years about a stuffed moose companion called the Majestik Moose, it was true love.… [more]


Jul 13th, 2006


10) He dressed up for the occasion, abandoning his usual pastels or funky-striped-untucked-button-down for an actual suit. (However, he might want to talk to Beltran, the Mets’ very own sharp dressed man, about a good tailor.) 9) He was delightfully nervous, instead of cocky, but it wasn’t awkward 8) He showed some personality, unlike the bland blog 7) He was a good sport about the earlier ‘betting on sports’ joke 6) He handled Dave’s joshing about The Tongue gracefully, even blushing just enough when Dave said, “I bet that comes in handy on the road.” 5) He came across as sincere – we like to bemoan how he talks in baseball cliches and soundbytes, but NYC is a brutal media town and a young kid can follow some structure or get eaten alive.… [more]