Had a great time at the game last night, as the Mets won 9-1.
David Wright launched a home run to break an 0-20 streak and Chris Capuano pitched a gem.
Best of all, my son and I had a tremendous time. We got to the stadium at 4:30 and got to see Mets batting practice. Not a single player came over to give autographs or interact with fans. Pedro Felliciano, you are missed.
We checked out the museum and gift shop, then sat in our seats at 6:10, waiting for the game. Ron Hunt came before the first pitch and we hung out all night. If you're cynical about the Mets, just bring a six-year-old to the game. He doesn't care how bad the Mets are...a day at the park is still a Day at the Park.
Before the gates opened, I showed my son where Shea Stadium used to be. He loved running the bases and marveled that he was standing where Wright and Reyes once played. If you haven't taken the trip, it is worth walking over to the valet parking area to see the mini-monuments to Shea's bases. Here are some photos:
I chopped off a bit of home plate in this photo but here 'tis anyway: