Our own Ross Jones was at Wrigley Field Sunday night for Glavine’s historic victory. Ross filed this report and these photos. Thanks Ross!
Sunday night was special.
It was a hot, humid night (Just ask Luis Castillo) at Wrigley but, there were no home runs.
The atmosphere was great. I saw more of our fans at the Friendly Confines than I have in over twelve years of attending Met-Cub games in Chicago.
The Cub fans were respectful of the milestone and gave Tom a nice hand when he was pulled. Believe me that is not easy for a Northsider to do.
Bud Harrleson traveled from Alexandria, Virginia to see Iggy and the Stooges in the afternoon at Lollapalooza and cheer on our boys at night. Even a Braves fan in retro Glavine gear cheered for the Mets. It was an unholy alliance but, nice to know that not everyone follows the Atlanta-Journal Constitution party line.
It was also fitting to see Glavine pitch his typical game. He was not overpowering but, he got the clutch outs and was backed by a solid defense. For the last out most of the Met fans gathered behind the visiting dugout. Before he came back on the field for some post game interviews, the fans cheered for his wife (Chanting Mrs. Glavine) as she waited for him to return to the field.
Omar Minaya and Jay Horowitz also received loud roars from the happy crowd. I don't think there are any other fans who would not only cheer for a GM and publicist but, also be smart enough to recognize them.
After the game Glavine appeared humble and appreciative of the fans who stayed to salute him. He is a class act.
Here are some images of the post-game celebrations:
And here is Ross Jones and a Braves fan finding reaching detente in Wrigley:
Props to Wrigley Field. There are some ballparks (especially in The Bronx) where fans wearing non-home team apparel are at risk. But these fine gentlemen were able to find common ground in a foreign land.