Wednesday’s Mets game is why I, and I’m sure many others, have stayed loyal to the Mets. Each game is a new one and you never know what to expect. I was being questioned if I was going to go to the final game of this Mets-Cubs series. Of course I was! It was never in doubt. The Mets only come to Wrigley Field once a year, and if my schedule allows, I’ll go to all of the games.
We all know how the game went, home runs galore from Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis and Scott Hairston. RBI galore from David Wright and the aforementioned players too. It was just amazing. I really could not believe what I was seeing. Would have been nice to have some of that offense in the first two games, but oh well. Better late than never. 17-1 was the final. Go get ’em in LA!
Some other notes from the game:
- I got to the game early to watch warmups and batting practice. I claimed a standing spot by the Mets bullpen and saw Chris Young do his bullpen session. He then signed autographs for almost everyone that was lined up along the wall. I moved down the line a little towards first base and got a Tim Byrdak autograph. Both guys were genuinely nice.
- Nik and I sat in section 134 which was in the shade the whole time. Boy did we get lucky! I bought the tickets on Craigslist – $65 for the pair!
- After the game, I high-tailed it over to the Wrigley Field exit where the Mets leave and board the bus. Sometimes some of the guys will sign autograph’s, but I just love seeing them all dressed up. We have one good looking team! In yesterday’s case, Terry Collins, Justin Turner and Omar Quintanilla all signed autographs. Quintanilla has one adorable smile.
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**More pictures from the game and postgame are on my Flickr