— Days Without Shea —

http://www.loge13.com/img/Citi_041309.JPGQuick notes on Monday night's game...

Lady Kingman and I had a nice date at Citi Field while the elder Kingmans watched the kids.

The boys made a noble attempt to come back after Nelson Figueora pitched 1.2 innings of 6 run, 10 hit ball. Ultimately we lost 6-5.

Not really sure why we sent for Nelson from Buffalo at all. Tim Redding was available and pitched well in relief of NF. I guess there is so little confidence in Redding that they rolled the dice.

Eternal sucker that I am, I really thought the Mets still had wild card hopes...until last night. Now that we lost three out of four to the D-Backs, it's pretty clear even to a purblind optimist like myself that we simply don't have the horses to compete, even if some of our guys come back from the DL. But I do admire the fight in the guys who are healthy.

The highlight of the night: when the Mets flashed Richard Kline on the scoreboard for an unusually long time. You might remember Mr. Kline as the upstairs lothario on "Three's Company." The fact that fans gave some of their loudest applause of the night to an aging, second-tier actor from a TV show off the air for three decades says alot about the state of Met-dom atm...and also reveals the exquisite good taste of Met fans.

I asked Lady Kingman during the game what her at-bat music would be if she was a major league baseball player. I'm still awaiting her answer. As for me, I decided last night that it would have to be either "Rockaway Beach" or "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones. Besides being great chant-along anthems, using Ramones would be an apporpriate tribute to Queens. Plus the Ramones are kinda like the Mets of punk music.

What would your at-bat tune be?



[August 4, 2009 3:05 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

I, too, am ready to throw in the towel on this season. Very sad considering we have two months of meaningless baseball left to not watch.

Can we please never see Nelson Figueora in a Mets uniform again?

My song would be very apropos for this team;

Train In Vain - The Clash

[August 4, 2009 3:53 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Bruce Bosclair said

Mine would be
"happiness is a warm gun"
artist unknown.

[August 5, 2009 5:46 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul said

Being from "Rockaway Beach" and loving the Ramones....This year it would be....

[August 5, 2009 7:00 AM]  |  link  |  reply
used computers said

Me tool, i am feeling like spend some moths there.

[August 5, 2009 6:04 PM]  |  link  |  reply
nat said

Must be related - I told my kids I would have picked Rockaway Beach too, even if I was playing for the Padres.

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