Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When the Mets beat the Yankees at Citi Field

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of the New York Mets. And this Sunday the spouse and I attended our first game of the season at Citi Field, where the Mets were hosting the Evil Empire New York Yankees.

I was a little nervous about attending the game as thunderstorms had been predicted, we were leaving our teenage daughter home alone, and the Mets had lost the previous two games to the Yankees. But fortunately my fears (on all three counts) were for naught. And despite a 90-minute rain delay (even though it wasn't raining), and being surrounded by screaming Yankees fans ("Let's go Yankees!"), the Mets ("Yankees SUCK!*") and I did just fine, though we both had our moments.

Indeed, the July 3 Yankees-Mets game at Citi Field was one of the most exciting baseball games I have ever attended, and not just because the Mets managed to win the ballgame 3-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning (though that played a large part).

I also managed to capture some rather unusual photos during the game, including...

proof that Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod) walks on air (even when he strikes out)...

Here's a closeup:

(Who knew steroids -- or was it Cameron Diaz? -- could get you high?)

Mr. Met, the New York Mets' mascot, shooting up (t-shirts, that is)...

as well as a fan giving Mr. Met a big hand (literally).

And two lovebirds watching the last innings of the Mets-Yankees game:

*While I am sure Red Sox fans agree with this sentiment, the Yankees, at least in terms of the MLB standings, do not suck in the least and, in fact, are in first place in the American League East. This was merely what us poor trod upon Mets fans shouted each time those obnoxious Yankees fans shouted "Let's go Yankees!"


The Daily Del Franco said...

At the risk of being an obnoxious Yankee fan....Nah, enjoy the win, Mets fans. The Mets are a scrappy bunch.

Besides, unlike the Yankees, the Mets will not play meaningful October baseball this year.

See? We can't hide our true colors!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your meaningful October Yankee games. There will only be 4. (losses)

Dave S. said...

You should have used the strikethrough on "New York Yankees."

J. said...

@The Daily Del Franco, I believe the phrase "obnoxious Yankee fan" is redundant.

@Anonymous, don't understand your comment. :-(

@Dave S., :-)