Yesterday was a special day. It marked this nations 235 birthday. Here in New York the early morning fog burned off, revealing the welcoming rays of the sun. Younger kids – as well as older adults took advantage of the pool in my condo complex, while many people had cookouts with their closest friends.
It was a beautiful day for baseball…..
So I have just one question to ask both MLB commissioner, Bud Selig, and the people that make the schedule for the league.
Why would you schedule the Mets/Dodgers game for 9:05 p.m ? Yes I know these West Coast games usually start at 10 p.m. for the most part, but this is a holiday. I feel that the MLB was inconsiderate to us Mets fans that live on the East Coast and cannot afford to stay up past 12 a.m to see the final out of a game because we have to be in work by 7 a.m.
In my opinion this game should have been scheduled for 4 p.m E.S.T – which means the game would have started at 1 p.m P.S.T. Would this have been so bad ?
All I know is I waited all day to see the game – and I was asleep by the second inning ….
So yeah I missed the fireworks that was the Mets com from behind 5-2 victory.
But a win is a win – whether I am awake – or asleep, So either way I’ll take it.
But I guess that is the MLBs attitude – “We schedule the games – you have to deal with it !”
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes :
Middle reliever for the Mets from ’87-’93. Jeff Innis is 49 (1962) . In his 7 year career with the Mets, Jeff went a combined 10-20with a E.R.A of 3.05 and five saves.
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder, Cleon Jones on July 5, 1962. Cleon would make his Major League debut in the ’63 season, and he went on to be one of the most important players in Mets history. Who could forget his crouching on one knee catch which secured the Mets first World Series championship ?!?
Yesterday Mo Vaughn consumed a total of 70 hot dogs, 30 Bubba Burgers, 10 Sam Adams Summer Ale’s and a 2 liter of Diet Coke – and that was just breakfast !!!!