September 2009

Proving you can still have fun at the ballpark

Some laugh out loud moments for Rob and me at Citi for Batting Helmet night!
Not to mention a closer-than-ever-before (for me) view of our Mets

For the photo album click here (see Delta Club, Keith Olbermann, batting helmet fun, Metsies, and more)!



Get your batting helmet Friday

Batting helmet! It’s almost like they anticipated we’d be going to Citi Field more for the giveaways and the food…I can’t wait to get mine Friday night. I have no idea where I will wear it, but you can imagine the fun I may be having with it here…

harrahs_helmet_180x150.jpgn520638873_414311_5953.jpgZoë and batting? The first time I swung a bat was in April, ’08 in the Citizen Bank Park parking lot. Matty Cerrone was teaching me wiffle ball before he pulled a hammy (and Ollie got the win). The second time was on a date at the Chelsea Piers batting cages. I did 3 rounds of slow-pitch soft ball, 20-40 mph. On my best round I hit 8 out of 10, all headed foul. But still, first time! And now that I’ll have a batting helmet, maybe it won’t be the last!

Then again, maybe not. My hands hurt.

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(What, you don’t wear a purse when you play wiffle ball?)

New banners at Citi Field…

The Wilpons, owners of the Mets, have responded to season-long criticism that Citi Field is not “Metsy” enough. The powers-that-be have now added 3 more banners to the left field wall, honoring 2007, 2008, 2009. These banners? They are very Metsy.


(Thanks to buddy Jared for offering his expert Photoshop skills, which I covet since mine are so…inexpert…)

Best Gary Keith Ron moment all year, or at least one of ’em

P1060991.JPGFrom Tuesday night’s game, when a 10 year old youngster got to sit in the booth and do play-by-play. The kid names Keith as his favorite broadcaster, and here’s why.

I love how each of the guys get in a punch-line here.
Ron: “I’m kinda laughing at him.”
Gary: “Co-MVP.”
Keith: “Oh, airplanes! For a change.”

Tonight Gary takes a rare night off, and it will be just Keith and Ronnie in the booth, left to their own devices…

Bloggers at Citi: Pics and video

Sunday was a great day at the ballpark for the Mets, Zoë, Coop, and others. These are the people in your neighborhood. Enjoy.

The Mets’ day on the field, with my own play by play and a break for team store crazy antics:

We run into Greg from Faith and Fear! Here he is with Coop.

P1060791.JPGAnd we run into fellow Mets Divas Stefi and Rebecca!


P1060831.JPGBecause when your team is eliminated in early September, going to the ballpark is as much about friends, gnomes, and videos as it is about baseball.

K-Rod and Billy Wagner: A conversation

P1060886.JPGI will post more about today’s very fun game at a later time. But for now, attention must be paid to the bobblehead rivalry between K-Rod, ’09, and Billy Wagner, ’08. Two closers. Two disappointing years. Two figurines with wobbly heads.

The two closers had a spirited confrontation after today’s game, brought to you exclusively here.

(It sounds like I’m saying “Jonathan Papelbaum.” What, did I want to make him Jewish?)

And speaking of pitchers, look who’s home?!
I missed you John Maine, and I cross all my fingers for your return outing hopefully on Sunday.