I was at last nights game which pitted the New York Mets against the equally lousy Houston Astros. Needless to say, I am still numb over the outcome. So I leave you with these two pictures from the game.
These pictures were taken right about the start of first pitch ( 7:10 p.m). In my estimation maybe another 1,000 or so fans might have found their seats by the end of the first inning , but Citi was at about 20% capacity at best. Yes it was a cold April night, and yes we all know that demand for Mets tickets are almost non-existant, but all I can and – will say is if this kind of shoddy ball playing keeps up – well good old Bud Selig and the MLB might have to take over the Mets just like he did with Frank McCourt’s Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday. Do You agree or disagree ?
Mind you I am still confident about my team – but even that is as shaky as Scott Hairston’s defense !
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today include :
Late September call up from the ’73 season, Greg Harts is 61 (1950). He was used strictly as a pinch hitter in the three games that he appeared in as a Met.
Late September call up from the ’74 season, starting pitcher, Randy Sterling is 60 (1951) .
One of the most effective relief pitchers in Mets history , Jesse Orosco is 54 (1957).
Utility infielder from the ’91-’92 season, Chris Donnels is 45 (1966).
Back up second baseman from the ’04 season, Jeff Keppinger is 31 (1980) . Wouldn’t we love to have his bat and glove at second base right about now ?
Mo Vaughn enjoys having whole a whole section – including concession stands all to himself !!