— Days Without Shea —


Filed under: Baseball | Mets | Shea
by Kingman on May 31 at 10:07AM

Vampire-teethThere was almost a full moon during last night’s Mets-Giants game at Shea Stadium.

But the horror movie behavior was happening at last week’s Mets-Yankees game.

According to the local police blotter, police arrested a fan (most likely a Yankee fan), who then bit the cops.

From the 110th precinct report:

 

“Police assigned to the New York Police Department Shea Stadium Detail busted a 36- year-old Mets fan on May 20 after the reveler bit two officers who were trying to restrain him.

Police sources said investigators have not been able to determine why Mark Lindsay began cursing at a TV camera operator in the stadium at about 10:15 p.m., during the final game of the subway series between the Mets and the Yankees.

Authorities claimed Lindsay became so unruly that he was escorted outside the stadium by a Shea security supervisor. Once outside, Lindsay began swinging at the supervisor and kicking him. When the two police officers arrived at the scene and tried to cuff Lindsay he bit them.”

 




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Filed under: Baseball | Mets
by Kingman on May 31 at 9:55AM

OrlandoHernandezThe Mets were just plain beat last night by Barry Zito at Shea.

Zito pitched a 3–0 shutout, and allowed only 6 hits (one of them by Glavine).

Most of the Met hitters were off-balance all night, unable to figure out that slow, giant curve. Zito struck out 7, and  may have been helped during the night with a few generous calls by home plate umpire Bob Davidson.

Guillermo Mota made his 2007 debut last night and pitched 2 solid innings. He also held a press conference before the game and fielded every questions sent his way regarding his 50–game suspension for taking performance enhancing drugs. The word from Loge13 attendees last night was that Mota was treated OK by the crowd and got a good ovation as he left the field.

Check out El Lefty Malo’s blog for the Giants fan perspective of Wednesday night’s game.

Tonight we’ll be at Shea Stadium for the rubber match. El Duque makes his second post-DL start against Giant right-hander Matt Cain.

Cain is 2–1 lifetime against the Mets, with a 4.26 ERA. Hernandez lost to the Giants in his one career start against them.

 




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by Kingman on May 30 at 1:00PM

Rather than going to Shea to boo Barry Bonds, Met fans should instead be cheering on one of the Giants.Armando_benitez

It is great to see Armando Benitez in a San Francisco uniform. And still up to his old tricks.

Benetiz came in to a 4–3 Giants lead in the 12th last night and quickly made it a 5–4 Mets win.

But its the way he blows saves that makes him special. This time it took two balks to tie the game, then a Delgado bomb to complete the implosion.

You can feel the pain over at El Lefty Malo – the definitive Giants blog. Apparently even the Giants radio announcers were slamming our former closer.

 



[May 30, 2007 10:28 PM]  |  link  |  reply
arsenalist said

It's good to see Delgado doing well. He's a great guy and we all enjoyed him while he was in Toronto. It's too bad we couldn't afford him. He's the reason I cheer for the Mets in the NL.

[May 31, 2007 9:59 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

Carlos is a class act. Zito frustrated Delgado last night but it looks like he has come out of his slump. As soon as Carlos (and Wright) started hitting just a bit, the Mets were able to put some distance between themselves and the Braves.


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Filed under: Mets | Shea
by Kingman on May 29 at 5:22PM
The Giants are in town tonight. Word is Bonds is not in the lineup.

However, someone went to alot of trouble to produce this montage of Barry Bonds being heckled at Shea last season. You owe it to yourself to watch, out of respect for the effort.

How often do you see a troop of cherubic girl scouts taunt and abuse a baseball player? How sweet. Their troop masters must be so proud.

 

The Mets took two out of three from the Giants earlier this month. Loge13 will be at the game Thursday and we hope to see Bonds play. And not see a bunch of yahoos jeering. But we're sure we'll be disappointed.




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You don't need a lawyer to understand the concept of EMINENT DOMAIN.

All you need is Drinking With Bob.

Queens comedian - really Queens artist - DrinkingWithBob (a.k.a, Bob Thompson) drove around the purgatory that is "The Iron Triangle" in Willets Point, across the street from Shea, and documented the pathetic conditions of that neighborhood. Take 3 minutes and 31 seconds to enjoy the ramble:

There is renewed talk about the city taking over this land and building a baseball entertainment zone, whatever that means. This is not a new idea. The city has been trying to force small business owners out of this space for ages.

The decades-long struggle between the small business owners of this neighborhood and the city government have been documented over the years. This little clip drives the viewer right up to the source of the problem, ultimately naming names.

“And if you can’t see that, there’s something wrong with you.”



[March 13, 2008 5:59 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ted said

Yes, it is really interesting idea.


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