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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guarantee Mets won't lose today

Here is the sign at work currently... we have it to remember the best part of the season, only half a game out of first place.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

M Bautista

Am I the only one sick of seeing him pitch?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mets are 5-2

Oh, the roller coaster continues! After 2 UGLY losses, I thought this season was going to tumble and end the way our expectations were just 10 days ago before the 4-game winning streak.

But then Jason Bay hits an opposite field home run off of Cliff Lee, Dickey works his magic, and the Mets take the opening game of the series, even pulling into a first place tie for an hour or so while the Nationals and Reds were battling in extra innings.

The roller coaster will probably start it's descent as we lose the next two games, but what if something magical happens...? Then is it "Ya Gotta Believe?"

Let's Go Mets!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Game 4. Put it in the books!

This seemed like a classic August/September 2011 game, Mets fall behind early due to poor pitching by Pelfrey, and I figured the game was over. But then Captain Kirk reels me back in and makes me believe. D Murphy actually played defense and saved the game, then wins it in the 9th after poor Nationals defense. But I'll take it!

Today the most popular question was, "Do you believe?" I kept saying "I wish I didn't know "too much" or pay attention to sabermetrics, because this would be so much more fun when you don't know about small sample size, and just take everything for what it is on the surface. 4-0. But unfortunately I will keep my 76 wins projection, and be the happiest person in the world if I'm wrong by 15 games!

I know a lot of people are talking about taking a trip down the Turnpike on Friday or Saturday if this little run keeps it up; I hope that comes to fruition!

Let's Go Mets!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Picture from yesterday's game

Section 109, row 16. Thanks Rory!

Another happy recap!

I've gone to both games in this young season, and if they happen to lose today,I may be forced to go on Monday:)

It was another crisp, well played game, with Wright CRUSHING the home run opposite field, and Duda's two home runs. I missed Parnell's inning due to trying two boots pizza (it was good, but $6 a slice?!? Come on...)

Let's go for the sweep today, and maybe sole possession of first place! And no, I'm not revising my season win total, but obviously hope I'm completely wrong:)

Let's go Mets!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

And the Mets are Tied for 1st Place!

Although it was very quiet on the train ride in, and the majority of parking lots before the game, the stadium filled in nicely, and got very loud on a couple of occasions (Johan final batter, and D Wright's RBI), which was very refreshing.

Couple other observations:
1) The newly minted Party Deck looks great, and a place I'd love to watch the game from (as well as the Mo's Zone)
2) They repeatedly threw breaking ball after breaking ball after breaking ball to Ike Davis; it will be interesting if this is what each team will do (if that's the book on Davis), and how he adjusts to this. I'm not as big of a fan of Ike as a lot of other people, as I don't view him as a complete player (yet), and he may struggle to hit .250 if he faces a plethora of off-speed pitches. Yes, he has tremendous power and could still hit 30 HRs with a .250 batting average, but I just perceive people think he's a .285, 30 home run guy already.
3) The lines for food looked long throughout the game (at least where I was in promenade left field), and heard multiple other people mention this today as well. Most likely this won't be an issue the majority of the year as there won't be 40,000+ people each game.

I will be in attendance for Saturday's afternoon match-up with the Braves as well, so if you have any questions, or any views of the park you want me to feature, let me know. I only took a few pictures today, not my usual 200.

But overall, it was probably my most enjoyable Citi Field opener thus far, and it really is beginning to feel like "home", although nothing like Shea ;)

Opening Day- The Day Everyone has hope!

The Mets are already ahead of the Marlins, so they technically are tied for 1st place! I'm getting ready to be layered in head to toe with Mets gear, and although my expectations are not high for this year (76 wins was my prediction at a wedding a month ago, so I'll stay with that), today is still one of my favorite days of the year!

I love the look and smell of the green grass at Citi, and the excitement in the crowd (hopefully).

I am truly excited to watch Johan compete today, and although I don't expect miracles, I love watching his contagious, leadership and competitor personality.

I look forward to seeing many of you guys at the game today, and now that the season is finally here, expect more regular posts than the off-season, but probably not the multiple posts each day as was the case last year (life is too hectic these days!)

Enjoy the day, and of course, LET'S GO METS!