A reminder: Opening day at Shea is three weeks from Monday. The Mets are 5-10 and looking a bit anemic at the plate. However, there is still plenty of meaningless March baseball to play and plenty of time for the boys to get into form.
Of greater concern: cowbell man's conditioning. How does he prepare for the gruelling 81 home game campaign? Does he bang pots & pans all winter to stay in shape? Do the Mets allow him into Shea in the off-season to walk each level and work on new beats?
As cowbell man is not a welcome presence in Loge 13, a little intelligence on his training regimen would be handy. Our section's occupants may need to work on some off-season heckling so we are prepared come April 9, when the clankorous cowbeller plots down the aisle, spreading mindless misery for real fans and vacuous joy for the tourists.
If you have any insights on cowbell man's current whereabouts and training habits, please share. My guess is he is somewhere in Yankee camp.