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Oct 8th, 2008

TIME OUT.

MetsGrrl will be closed tomorrow (no new posts) in honor of Yom Kippur. Wishing an easy fast and g’mar chatima to all MG readers of the Jewish faith.… [more]

Oct 7th, 2008

MR. MET SAYS GOODBYE, REPRISE.

Since the Mets will never make this available themselves – by popular demand: [Thanks to Shell for the foresight to hit ‘record’.]… [more]

Oct 6th, 2008

TAKE THE CASH.

When should I call the Mets for my post-season refund? ( polls)… [more]

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Oct 3rd, 2008

PHOTOPOST: SHEA GOODBYE

Today I’m posting some favorites from Sunday. I am lucky to have been there and lucky to have a good camera that I am reasonably skilled at using and feel the need to share. I have changed my license in Flickr so that every photo in this post is available for download for your personal, non-commercial use. (If you’d like to use something on your blog, please just drop a note and ask first.) Fonzie, with the fans: [You can download the original here.] Doc and Darryl: [You can download the original here.] #41 enters: [You can download the original here.] Lined up: [Too many interesting things going on to crop.] John Franco crosses the plate: [You can download the original here.] Keith being Keith: [You can download the original here.] Mikey approaching the plate: [You can download the original here.] The last pitch: (I didn’t crop this one because you miss out on too much if I did.… [more]

Sep 30th, 2008

RAISE A GLASS.

Today I’m providing a link to download a a live version of “It’s Been A Long Time,” the Southside Johnny song played during the player montage during the closing ceremonies at Shea on Sunday. It features Southside, Bruce Springsteen, and Steve Van Zandt (who actually wrote the song) sharing lead vocals, and was performed at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ, on December 10, 2003. (If you want the studio version, go buy the album, or buy the mp3— Southside could use the money.) That song is so well known to TBF and myself that it didn’t really occur to me until yesterday that not everyone in the world was going to be familiar with it, or understand how absolutely perfect it was.… [more]

Today.

Sep 29th, 2008

TODAY.

This is how I am getting through the day today. It is helping. (Credit where credit is due, it was TBF’s idea. He has something similar up at his place.) How are you holding up today? … [more]

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Sep 28th, 2008

1: IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME.

I thought Brian Schneider was going to do it. I confess, at the end of the 8th I fell back into my chair, dejected. But a guy who came down the stairs to take a photo saw my face and said, “Cheer up, it’s not over yet,” and TBF muttered something about two outs in 1986. So I looked at the lineup and thought to myself, Okay, Easley can get on, and Endy can bunt him over, and maybe Church can just get HBP, which leaves it to Schneider, and he’s been having these wondrous inexplicable 2HR hits when no one expects it, he can do it again.… [more]

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Sep 27th, 2008

2: THE ACE OF SPADES.

“They’re throwing Santana tomorrow,” TBF said, shaking his head, when we got home Friday night. “Jerry wants to win.” “It’s a mistake.” “What would you do?” “I’d just follow the rotation.” I am too tired to argue that I am not sure that throwing Jon Niese on Saturday is the right thing to do. That I am sure that the announcement of Jon Niese on Saturday afternoon will engender the result of 55,000 fans standing up and screaming, “YOU’VE GOT TO BE FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME.” That the Mets have to win TOMORROW. Not Sunday. TOMORROW. Add to that the fact that.… [more]

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Sep 27th, 2008

3: GOODBYE TO SECTION 12.

I came out to Shea in December of 2005 and picked out our seats: Section 12, Row E, Seats 3&4. At the time, all I wanted to do was make sure TBF got into the new Mets ballpark. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Tonight was the last night in Section 12. I got to Shea early, a little after 6. I came in the preferred route: Gate D, up two levels, around the Loge to the Gate C escalator, straight up to the food court. Tonight it was hot dogs and french fries, sitting by myself in Section 12.… [more]

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Sep 26th, 2008

FINALLY.

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