/daÉªËˆkÉ’tÉ™mi/ Show Spelled[dahy-kot-uh-mee]
â€“noun, plural -mies.
- 1. division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs.
2. division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups
The New York Mets put their 1986/2010 dichotomy on display for all to see this afternoon at Citi Field.Â Prior to the ballgame the Mets held a team Hall of Fame ceremony on field inducting 4 keys to the franchise’s mid-1980′s success.Â General manager Frank Cashen, manager Davey Johnson, outfielder Darryl Strawberry and pitcher Dwight Gooden attended for the unveiling of their Hall of Fame plaques.Â The team’s radio announcer Howie Rose handled the festivities telling the (sparse) crowd at the stadium as well as those watching and listening at home the accomplishments of the inductees.Â There was much applause, some laughter, and perhaps a few tears.Â Then they cleared the field for the 2010 Mets game versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In the top of the 4th of a scoreless game Mets starter Jonathon Niese (7-5) gave up back-to-back 1-out singles to Kelly Johnson and Justin Upton.Â Adam LaRoche then crushed a 3-run homer to give Arizona a 3-0 lead.Â The Mets got 1 run back in the bottom of the inning on an Ike Davis sacrifice fly.Â Not content with that slight dichotomy between them and the 1986 Mets, the 2010 Mets let their freak flag fly.Â In the 5th inning LaRoche hit another 3-run homer.Â Niese then walked Mark Reynolds and was replaced by Elmer Dessens.Â David Wright made a throwing error on a force play at 2nd base and Angel Pagan made a throwing error trying to get a runner at the plate as Arizona scored 2 more runs.Â After 4 1/2 innings it was Arizona 8, New York 1.Â The DBacks got back-to-back solo homers in the 7th to make it 10-1.Â Disgraced millionaire former starting pitcher Oliver Perez came on to mop up in the 8th and allowed 1 run that inning as a prelude of things to come.Â In the 9th he allowed the 1st 4 batters he faced to reach base before recording 1 out, exacerbated by a poor choice of which base to throw to by reserve outfielder Chris Carter, and wound up allowing 3 runs in the inning for the final score of Arizona 14, New York 1.Â The lowly Diamondbacks (39-66) concluded their season series with the Mets at 5-1 outscoring the Mets 47-19 in the 6 games.Â Happy Mets Hall of Fame day everyone!