Everything you could ever want from a baseball game
…except a win from your favorite team.
Man, last nights Mets/Giants game was something else. Our seats weren’t the greatest, and there were a couple of big, fat, front-leaning jabrone’s in sitting in front of us, blocking our view from the upper deck, but the game made up for it.
You would have thought Jonathan Sanchez would have lost his fighting spirit after all of those solo shots. You would never have expected him to still be pitching in the eighth. Sandoval was completely mystified by Bobby Pelfrey. Must have been one of those situations where a guy just can’t see a guy, because all those swing-and-misses looked a bit sad.
After all that lopsided offense this jaded Giants fan never would have expected a 1 run ballgame in the eighth. After a terrible call at third, followed by Rowand’s double play, this jaded Giants fan, really wasn’t expecting much.
In come’s K-Rod, with all the to-do on the HD screen. Flames surrounding his #75, some obligatory rock music to pump up the crowd. And Bochy finally gives our man John Bowker some credit. He pinch hits him for the lowly Eli Whiteside, who has been kind of hot lately.
It was cold at Citi Field last night, and even colder for me because my cousin was only wearing a t-shirt, and I felt too bad about letting him freeze, so I gave him one of my layers. So the result was that I was freezing the whole game. It sucked, but at least it saved me money on beer. Late in the game I got the only beverage I could consider purchasing, a hot coffee, and as Bowker was standing at the plate, fouling pitch after pitch, I thought to myself, “If Bowker hits a home run here I might just spill my coffee.” Not only did he hit a home run, but he hit an upper deck shot! I didn’t spill my coffee, but it was a nice moment, celebrating the good fortune with my Dad, Mom, Eva, and cousin. After that, we hoped our big-bopper might be able to do something, finally facing someone other then the panda-perplexing Pelfrey, but at least we saw one of the most amazing plays I’ve witnessed in person. Ike Davis looked like JT Snow down there. Snagging that ball, while holding on the rail, flipping like an acrobat. It was something else.
After Romo came into the game, I was expecting good things, based on his awe-inspiring performance in Miami on Wednesday. Last night it wasn’t to be. He gave up that deep shot to the catcher the Mets signed after Benji left $5 million of their money on the table. It was disappointing, but more fun watching the crazy Mets fans celebrate.