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Jun 17th, 2011

THE ANGELS REJOICED LAST NIGHT. [6-17-11]

Mets v Angels 6-17-11 It wasn’t a terrible game but everyone was acting like it was the worst game ever. Sure, there were errors but there were also just plain old balls that poor Justin Turner could not get to. Repeatedly screaming things like “DAVID WRIGHT WOULD’VE HAD THAT” if you’re wearing red and have a A on your hat with a halo around it, fair enough. If you’re wearing blue and orange, you’re just an idiot. I don’t know if it was the full moon or the rain delay but this crowd was cranky and impatient. The team was coming off a good roadtrip.… [more]

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Jun 16th, 2011

MR. MET’S STATEMENT ON THE END OF THE METS-BRAVES GAME.

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Jun 16th, 2011

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE METS ORGANIZATION ON ‘IT GETS BETTER’.

“The Mets place a high priority on supporting our children in our community. For 18 years, the Mets have been a proud sponsor of the Student Athlete Leadership Conference Series, a mentoring program that has trained thousands of high school athletes to promote positive activities to more than half a million elementary school students across Long Island. As part of the program, the mentors deliver an antibullying and civility message with particular attention paid to language and behavior that is derogatory and offensive based on racial, sexual and ethnic biases. “The Mets have been exploring a number of ways to expand our reach and how best to deliver an antibullying message to a broader audience.… [more]

Jun 15th, 2011

THE METS AND “IT GETS BETTER”.

It was with dismay I read about a story in the Daily News today, about the Mets and the “It Gets Better” project. The Giants have already made a video, and the Red Sox have recently stated that they plan to as well. The Giants video specifically says the words “LGBT youth” and the Red Sox said in their press release “We are currently producing an ‘It Gets Better’ video to support the It Gets Better campaign to stop bullying of LGBT youth and teen suicides.” The Mariners have also announced their intention to get involved with the project.… [more]

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Jun 12th, 2011

LOVE’S SO TOUGH. [6-12-11]

Mets v Pirates, 6-12-11 I am sure I am not alone when I tell you that this game made me nervous, early on. I mean, Jose is out there in the on-deck circle before the lineup cards are even exchanged (the background music for this is the Law & Order theme in Pittsburgh) and our seats are just off the Pirates on-deck circle and you think, you know, let’s get ‘em today. And then Correia sits them down, one two three, and then he does it again, and then he does it again. I am not sure why TBF and I didn’t start talking loudly about the no-hitter that he had going except that I know TBF finds it obnoxious and feels that it’s an offensive punishable by the home fans spilling beer on us, but it’s not like anyone around us would have noticed or cared (the woman next to TBF just wanted to know if we had racing pierogies, and the guy behind us kept yelling for a double play when there were already two outs).… [more]

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Jun 12th, 2011

BATTING PRACTICE PHOTOS, 6-11-11.

What’s the best thing about road games, aside from better tickets and nicer security? Better BP access! [We wished Jose happy birthday when he came out on the field. Chip Hale says, "It's your birthday?" "Twenty-five, baby," was Jose's response.] Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. … [more]

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Jun 11th, 2011

BLOOD ON THE BRICKS. [6-11-11]

It was a beautiful day at a beautiful ballpark with the Mets just steps away from .500 and R.A. Dickey was pitching and it was Jose Reyes’ birthday. This was a winning combination, at least on paper. At least on paper. It was one of those games, you know, where the Mets almost do things right, but not quite. It was one of those games where they hit singles that should have been doubles and doubles that should bring the runner home and throw pitches that should be strikes or at least catch the guy by surprise but instead go further than the hurler intended it to.… [more]

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Jun 11th, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOSE BERNABE REYES.

PNC Park, 9-16-06 VOTE for Jose in the 2011 All Star Game [h/t to On The Black for the reminder] And with this, I’m ready for the games this weekend. We’ll be 4 rows behind the Pirates dugout tonight, and 4 rows behind the Mets dugout on Sunday. It’s nice to be back. [more]

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May 17th, 2011

NO CHEERING IN THE PRESS BOX.

That was my view of the game Monday night, the view from the Citi Field press box. The Mets PR team invited some bloggers out for what are now regular events; this time we took a food tour of Citi Field (I’m still working on that writeup). At some point during the event, we were extended the opportunity to watch the game from the press box, or to sit in the lovely field level seats provided to us by the Mets. Almost everyone jumped at the chance to sit in the press box. I have to admit, walking into the press box was a little intimidating at first.… [more]

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May 16th, 2011

SWIMMING UPSTREAM. [5-16-11]

Today was a great game, despite the weather, because my lowly blogging self got herself out of her mom’s basement and got to sit in the press box. And I had high hopes that this picture was going to be the start of a beautiful blog post: Alas, it was not to be. Late night before an early morning so I’ll have to catch you up on the Citi Field Blogger Food Tour soon.… [more]