Okay it’s time to lock up your daughters and barnyard animals, for I – Rusty Jr, have returned from my vacation in St Pete’s Beach Florida!
I would be lying if I didn’t say I didn’t follow the Mets during my five nights down there, but I can also say that it was nice not to have my entire schedule dictated by the team either. Yes the Mets went on a nice roll while I was away, beating some good teams.
This past Monday I attended the Devil Rays ( I’m sorry but that’s what I call them !) Reds game. Mike Leake was dominating that night. Hell I wouldn’t mind if the Mets could obtain him.
Some thoughts on the Trop. For a stadium that seats 45,000 people, it looked rather small. Citi Field looked larger ( and plays larger) in comparison. In my opinion it looks like a slightly bigger version of Medieval Times. There were little things that made me think of my home team. This in particular put a smile on my face.
This past weekend is the reason why I can’t watch the Subway Series anymore. Seeing Yankee fans celebrating on my home field just sickens me – and it has since the ’00 World Series. I do admit I watched the last two innings of yesterdays game, and I am overjoyed that Jason Bay might have finally ingratiated himself to the Citi faithful.
This team has shown that it has a lot of fight in them, and I maintain they will finish the season with a winning percentage north of .500.
All I will say is it’s good to be home and I missed you guys – my readers !
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday this Independence Day includes :
Everyday Mets shortstop from ’93-’84, José Oquendo is 48 (1963). He is currently the third base coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The New York Mets sold the contract of middle reliever, Butch Metzger to the Philadelphia Phillies on July 4, 1978.
Mo Vaughn has been officially disqualified from the Nathan’s July 4th hot dog eating contest. It was ruled that he had a sizable advantage , and was deemed a ringer !