Sunday, June 16, 2013

Adventures in Father's Day Baseball with the Mets and Yankees

I was visited my mother as we watched the lethargic Mets play the Chicago Cubs.  The same old story as the Mets had no hitting and even worse fielding as they were behind 3-0 as we left my Mom’s place at the end of the 7th inning.  We listened to music on the way home, but as we arrived Karen checked the ESPN sports news to find that the Mets won 4-3.  It turns out that in the bottom of the 9th Marlin Byrd hit a solo home run to make the score 3-1.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis  then hit a 3-run HR in 9th to cap Mets' winning rally.  I didn’t see the festivities on TV.

I has been such a tough season for the Amazin’s so I really think they had a right to celebrate.  I doubt if this dramatic walk off victory will turn the season around for the Mets.  Look at what happened after they defeated the Yankees 4 in a row.

Anyway, NBC broadcaster Bob Costas made an absolutely stupid remark by calling the celebration "another indication of the ongoing decline of western civilization."  Come on  Bob, let the Mets have some fun.

When I got home I decided to sit outside to read the New York Times.  When I was finished Lee was watching the Yankee game as they were leading the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6-0 going in the 9th inning.  I thought it would be a formality to get the Angels out in the bottom of the 9th to secure the victory.  Well, it wasn’t so easy.  The Angels roughed up David Robertson and Mariano Rivera to close the gap to 6-5.  Rivera struck out Albert Pujols to secure the victory for the Bronx Bombers.

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