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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]

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May 13th, 2011

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

From yesterday’s game, a Twitter collaboration from myself and Read The Apple : [more]

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May 8th, 2011

TO ALL YOU MOTHERS OUT THERE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. [5-8-11]

This is not meant as a continuation of Friday’s post, where all I did was put up photos of Jose Reyes and talk about how tired I am of hearing fans of opposing teams coming to Citi Field and pretending they have a shot at getting him. It’s like that annoying girl in your Chemistry class who’s in love with the football captain and spends all day writing her first name and his last name together all over her notebook. I wouldn’t mind if they were doing all of this on their blogs or their local papers, but they’re waltzing into our house as though the Mets roster is some kind of smorgasbord available for any and all comers.… [more]

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May 6th, 2011

YOU CAN LOOK BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH. [5-6-11]

I would like to begin tonight’s game post with a public service announcment (WITH GUITAR): Dear Mets Fans: the problem is not that there are too many Giants or Dodgers or whatever fans at Citi Field, the problem is that there are not enough Mets fans. Please show up to games. Tickets are so cheap right now. Even if you just walk up to the box office the day of the game, you can get the second row of 515 for $15 (which is what TBF paid on Wednesday night, yes, the Tim Lincecum start). There are bargains galore. You have to come.… [more]

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May 5th, 2011

SUPPORT THE CITI FIELD HOOLIGANS.

The highlight of tonight’s loss against the Giants was a large group of fans up in Section 516, towards the top of the park. They caught my attention early in the game when they attempted to get a “R!” “A!” call-and-response going at the second out, and more when they brought out a drum and started singing Daniel Murphy’s name to the tune of “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes: “Dannnnieelll Murrrphyyyy…..Dannnnieelll Murrrphyyyy…..” “Is that ‘Hava Nagila’ they’re using for Ike Davis?” TBF said, when #29 came up to bat. It was indeed, a chant for Ike Davis, set to that popular folk tune.… [more]

May 2nd, 2011

NO WORDS.

11:30pm ET, 5/1/11.… [more]

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Apr 28th, 2011

WE DON’T EVEN HAVE A DH.

Let me present the latest branded offering from Major League Baseball and Victoria’s Secret: There are other offerings, like “Meet Me In The Dugout,” “Caught Looking,” and “I’m A Great Catch,” the latter slogan cleverly and strategically located! Seriously? No, seriously? “mostly i’m mad they make them for teams that don’t even use a DH. they should have “the pitcher can kiss for himself” panties.” from @cryingbaseball “they had the option to make things that weren’t offensive and they didn’t take them.” from @1863_project “I think the feminist movement just got set back 20 years with that.” from @katiestars “Why can’t they just do team logos?… [more]

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Apr 27th, 2011

THIS IS MY LIFE.

THIS IS MY LIFE DURING BASEBALL SEASON. This is such a typical scene I had to capture it for posterity: the iPhone resting on the stage at the Bowery Ballroom last night, between acts, so we can keep track of the game on Gameday. If I don’t just set it out like this then TBF bugs me every three seconds or takes out his old fashioned phone (I don’t know how old it is but I think it has a rotary dial) and hacks Google text alerts to get an update, which is just pointless and the waste of a text message, so I just keep the fucking thing out until the next act is on, and then I hide it under the stage and sneak looks between songs (if I like or care about the band) and whenever I need to (if I don’t).… [more]

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Apr 24th, 2011

PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY. [4-24-11]

Mets v Dbacks 4-22-11 It would be easy, for a game that took place on Easter, to make some borderline disrespectful joke about the bats rising from the dead, but I will not do that. If you are reading this, I know you will forgive me for even thinking such a thing; it felt like the greatest luxury in the world to be watching a game at which the Mets had a comfortable lead and to feel as though the lead was such that there was no worry about maintaining it, that maybe Jose and David could have the rest of the game off, that the word that begins with S and ends with P could start to be bandied around.… [more]

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Apr 22nd, 2011

LAKE OF FIRE. [4-22-11]

Mets v Dbacks 4-22-11 You will probably laugh hard and uproariously when I tell you that my goal in heading to Citi Field tonight was to do something less stressful and more calming than the kind of week I have had, especially with Michael Pelfrey on the mound. But it was definitely one of those nights where my goal was to not think about work once and to enjoy Mets baseball. This is the view from my “season tickets” for this year. I wasn’t at the game on Tuesday because I had a concert conflict, so this was the first time sitting here this year.… [more]