Friday, June 27, 2008

Subway Series?

Both the New York Mets and Yankees are getting new stadiums next year. As a final nod to both the House that Ruth built and Shea Stadium, the home of the Mets since their beginning as an upstart team in 1962, the teams have agreed to play one last subway series in both stadiums--only they don't travel by subway. They travel by luxury bus with a police escort.

Today's double header started at Yankee's Stadium and lasted a blistering four hours ending at 6 PM. The second game at Shae is scheduled for 7:30 leaving only an hour and a half for the players to change, travel, change again and start the game. Their police escorted buses will shut down traffic on the Major Deegan at the height of rush hour crippling the Friday night commute home for thousands of New Yorkers. Yay, team.

However, to the delight of my family, especially my brother Peter and sister Lisa who were at this afternoon's game, the Mets won a whopping 15 to 6--more runs than any team has scored against the Yankees all year.

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At 11:36 AM, Blogger judy said...

Yes, that first game did the hearts of Mets fans everywhere much good. However, in true Mets style, they later broke the hearts of their fans by getting trashed in their own stadium by the Yankess 9-0. Oh, the plight of the Mets fan is not an easy one, and not for the faint of heart. One must be a fan of rollercoasters to be a Mets fan.

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Peter said...

What is that expression, "the rollercoaster is always more fun than the merry-go-round." It was great fun to hear the LETS GO METS chant coming down from the rafters of Yankee Stadium. Pure enjoyment as the Mets piled on runs and we wondered if a "mercy rule" would be employed as they often do in Little League. Great time.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger libhom said...

I'm curious. How do New Yorkers choose between the Mets and the Yankees?

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Michael said...

libhom, like your religion, it's something you're born into.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Peter said...

libhom - born into and its kind of like political parties.

If you are into rooting for the underdog - Mets fan
If you like to always be on the winning team and root for the guy that has it all - Yankee fan


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