- One of my pet-peeves is that the crowd was more interested IN THE WAVE in the top of the 8th and 9th inning of a 1-1 game. That is completely unacceptable and inexcusable. I have no patience for the wave, but have a little more tolerance in a blow-out game/in between innings. But why during the most pivotal moments of the game? The crowd was cheering more for the wave than Pelfrey getting out of the D-Wright created jam. This was also just posted to the Mets Police by someone else at the game. It was also evident on tv apparently, as one reader texted me during it asking what the heck was going on.
- What has happened to standing and clapping with two strikes on the hitter? The crowd sat on their hands the whole game (besides the two home runs). It was almost to the point that people were more concerned with following Strasburg on the scoreboard than watching the game they paid to go see.
- I did thoroughly enjoy the "live interview" played over the PA system at Citi after Ike's home run and the pie in the face. I know some people think "that's a Yankee thing", but I disagree. People have been doing it for years, but the Yankees just made it popular again last year because they did it so often. And I'm even happier that Ike didn't pull a "K Morales" and break his leg after the walk-off.
It was great for Ike to say the reason they play so well at Citi Field was because of the great fans; but this is the third game I've been to this year (I'm 3-0) and this was by far the worst level of crowd noise. Hopefully this was just a fluke and the crowd will respond and be into the game in a big way tonight with the match-up of aces.
I will post pictures from yesterday's game later tonight or tomorrow.