Look I know yesterday was a bad loss to a brutally bad team, but I am happy that baseball finally has returned to Flushing.
I started my day along with my wife tailgating with my twitter friend Albert Aguero along with his son and about ten friends. I bumped into fellow Mets blogger in arms, Howard Medgal at the Shake Shack. Howard is quite possibly the hardest working sports journalist in the tri state area. I also bumped into fellow twitter friend Joe when I was getting my R.A Dickey jersey made at the team store.
My wife and I met up with fellow bloggers Taryn Cooper and her Husband Ed Leyro read their columns at Metsmerized Online and Studious Metsimus. Michael Baron from Mets Blog, Kerel Cooper from On The Black , by Staten Island neighbor Steve Keane from The Kranepool Society and Shannon from Mets Police were also there busting my chops for wearing shorts on a 40 degree day.
The biggest thrill of the day was seeing the frail Ralph Kiner throw out the first pitch ( a strike) – Yes unfortunately I missed the double play Jose Reyes turned because I was waiting on line to see E.T – oops I meant the men’s room. I was disappointed with my fellow Mets fans for booing Frankie Rodriguez and Mike Pelfrey – I mean it’s Opening Day and neither of these guys are Ollie Perez … so lay off em okay ?!!?
All in all my team may not have won, but at least I spent it with people that have rapidly become members of my Mets family !!
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today include :
Middle reliever, Jerry Hinsley is 66 (1945). he spent parts of the ’64 and ’67 seasons with the Mets.
Middle reliever from the ’03 season, Graeme Lloyd is 46 (1967) .
The New York Mets claimed reserve catcher, Greg Goossen on waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 9, 1965.
I caught Mo Vaughn pigging out on the deep fried Oreos at Citi Field Yesterday.