Update: LGA is getting toasty toasty! Watch out for some good heat this afternoon if you’re in the NYC area (possibly topping 90 degrees). Game-time temp could be near 80 degrees, though my 76 still looks very reasonable.
“Another day, another Mets weather forecast” -anonymous
That’s one of my favorite historical quotes. It has a special ring to it, don’t you think? I really blew the forecast for the opener…well, maybe. According to MLB, the game-time temperature was 66 degrees, but LaGuardia came in at 70. Talk about microscale temperature variations! In either case my 74 was a bit high, but luckily I have 161 shots left to go. I’m going high for this evening’s game, but if Monday’s verification was any indicator, it wouldn’t shock me to see MLB report a temperatures in the low 70′s. The minor concern in today’s forecast is this cold front, which will pass through the Northeast Thursday night into early Friday. It looks like it’s almost definitely going to rain in NYC, but let’s hope it waits until after tomorrow’s game and finishes up before Friday’s. The potential rain doesn’t look heavy, so I don’t envision a scenario where a game is canceled or even delayed, regardless of the front’s timing.
Looks as if the Mets will throw out the same lineup tonight as they did on Monday. To be honest, if they win, I don’t care if Jerry bat’s the pitcher lead-off. I have a good feeling about tonight, though. Bay and Wright starting the season in a groove would be a huge boon for the team and every game they win while Reyes and Beltran are both out is a magical thing. As always, Let’s Go Mets!