Although I detest interleague play—I think it’s a waste of time and I would rather see the Mets play other NL clubs, besides the Mets always have to play the Yankees, who are always good, while other clubs get to play the Orioles and their ilk–but I do love the Subway Series. Actually I enjoy the Cubs-White Sox series also. Realistically there are only about 7 natural rivals (NY, Chicago, St. Louis-Kansas City, Texas, LA, FL, Oakland-San Francisco, and Baltimore-Washington), most of those aren’t really that compelling. Arguably there are only two–NY and Chicago–that people care about, and maybe LA and the Bay Area, so ok four. The rest are pointless, I mean who really cares about the SD-Seattle rivalry?…crickets…crickets, exactly no one, not even the people in those towns. Of course there is no chance that interleague play will go the way of the dodo, but I would like to see it reduced to 9-10 games yearly–but I’m not going to hold my breath on that one–what I will do, however, is go to 7-11 buy a 30 pack, and drink my ass off today as I watch the Mets-Yanks day-night-double-stadium-double-dip. I’m glad there is no Clemens this year so I won’t have to worry about another ‘roid rage incident.
First game starts @ 2:05 ET, so stay tuned as I will be updating this entry throughout the day as the games–and my drunkenness–progress.
Beer…check, pretzels…check, first pitch…check; now it is time to get hammied like a ham-dog.
Beltran just hit a bomb which is bittersweet, because the team I’m playing against in fantasy has Beltran, so I have to simultaneously cheer and boo. However, the Mets are up, the beers are going down smooth, and I’m hoping the Big Pelf can hold the lead. By the way, tried watching the game with the YES announcers…yaaaaawnn. They are horrible, I know I am biased, but the monotone voices, and completely boring commentating drives me nuts. Give me Keith, Ron, and Gary any day: entertaining and informative. Speaking of informative Keith and Ron both mirrored my sentiments about interleague games, but went a step further calling for only 6 games in interleague play. Also they mentioned the Bay Area rivalry, which I forgot somehow, and I have accordingly fixed above.
The Big Pelf couldn’t hold the lead, but Delgado pulls his head out of his ass long enough to hit a double, and give the Mets the lead again. I’m starting to get buzzed at this point, and Beltran is having a great game killing me in fantasy. Also have I mentioned the Mets look awesome today with their road greys, blue hats, and blue socks. Awesome! Plus, the Coors Light freeze cam is fucking the coolest thing ever. By the way this game is craaaawling along at a snails pace. I will be half-way through my 30 pack by the time the first one is over. Gary Cohen just jinxed the series by bringing up the possibility of a rain delay. Fuck you very much Gary.
Woooooooo fuck yeh. Delgado just crushed a ball to right center for a grand fucking slam. First Mets granny since 2006. Mets are up 11-4, and hopefully Pelfrey will go out for the 6th. Nice to see Delgado get a clutch hit finally, plus he has 6 RBI’s today. Also it was good to see the Big Pelf battle through those early innings, unlike Perez who has the mental toughness of a gnat. Good start to the day, and boy are these Coors Lights going down smooth.
Delgado just hit a 3-run homer giving him 9 RBI’s–a club record–on the day. Holy Shit!! These are the type of games that kill me as a Mets fan, because I will believe that they are turning things around, and then they will lose the next four games to a shitty team. Regardless, I am going to believe that Carlos Delgado and the Mets are turning their season around. We will see what happens next game though. Looks like the Mets will go 3-0 against the Yanks in the last series in Yankee Stadium, and with Pedro on the mound I hope for a sweep today.
Mets win. 3-0 in Yankee stadium this year. I love it. So many good things happened today during this game–the Mets defense was not one of them however–so I hope they can keep this going, and build on this victory. Let’s go Mets, lets win the next game today. Time to drink some more beers, and continue to get shitty in anticipation of the next game.
Jezus, still waiting for this damn game to start already, and still drinking. At least I can watch The King of Queens while I’m waiting for the game to start. Pedro better pwn the Yanks. LET’S GO METS, LET’S GO METS!
Two strong innings from Pedro, you have got to love that start. This game is already going much quicker than the last. I love how quick NL games go. I hate money ball, and the long, boring games that are so common in the AL. Still 0-0, and I’m still kind of wasted. Let’s score some runs.
Fuck, fuck, fuck. Bases loaded, no outs, and no one scores. This is the type of shit the Mets do that drives me crazy. They had Ponson on the ropes. Pedro strikes out, ok that’s fine, but Reyes and Castillo both choked on getting some runs in. I hope this doesn’t come back to haunt them later in the game. Keep pitching strong Pedro.
Here we go again. It’s now two innings in a row where the Mets have had Ponson on the ropes, and they let him off the hook with bad situational hitting. This is what drives me nuts. They should be up at least 3-4 runs right now, and Kei Igawa should be in the game. Instead Ponson looks like Steve Carlton, and the Mets look anemic. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I’m still expect them to win this game, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this bad situational hitting comes back to bite them in the ass.
Surprised? Am I surprised that the Mets play a phenomenal game at Yankee Stadium, and then stink it up back at Shea? Ummmmm no. I was hoping this wouldn’t happen, but I kind of did expect it. I mean they let Ponson off the hook twice, and then Pedro starts throwing meatballs, then the Mets offense just starts looking absolutely pathetic against an average pitcher. I mean wtf? Whatever, at least I still have plenty of beer, and there is still time for the Mets to pull their heads out of their collective asses. Let’s go bitches, quit fucking around. It’s time to put some crooked numbers on the board. It’s time to start building on your wins, especially since the Phils are playing a close game, and could potentially lose, thus allowing the Mets–with a sweep–to pick up 1.5 games today.
WTF? I just don’t get this team. They go from looking fucking locked on, to looking like the absolutely worst team ever. How does that happen? Did they just decide, “Oh, ok, we won a game today, we earned our paycheck, fuck it.” What the shit, I just don’t fucking get this fucking quitter mentality. They just fucking cashed in on this game. Ponson should have been out of the game by the 3rd inning. Instead the Mets have the situational hitting of the Bad News Bears. AAAAAAAAHHHHHH! FUCK! Someone explain this shit to me. 4 innings left pleeeease start chipping away.
Well game over. Mets ended up getting a split, looking fantastic in the first game, and then looking like little leaguers in the second game. I guess I should be used to the two steps forward, two steps back routine, but it still mystifies and pisses me off. Especially with the Phils losing right now the Mets had the chance to pick up another half game. Oh well opportunity lost…again. Hopefully they come out swinging tomorrow, and quit playing games on cruise control. The good thing is that I have enough beers left over to get ham dogged again tomorrow.
Still drinking, and I just remembered how dissapointed I am in the Mets today. Had the chance for a really good day going into Santana tomorrow, but no they fucking put that shit on cruise control, and lolly-gagged their way through the second game. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ok fuck it I’m going to continue to drink until I pass the fuck out.