Let’s Go Mets! Wait, What?

February 25, 2008

Nah, I’m not a Mets fan. But I was sure surrounded by them on Friday.

I was planning on seeing the Sox, as I mentioned before, but it didn’t work out. Instead, I went to Port St. Lucie to see the Mets. I also wanted to see the Marlins and Cardinals at Jupiter, but they packed up just as we arrived (boo! I wanted to see Anibal Sanchez and Hanley Ramirez!).

Back to the Mets.

Yes, I saw this guy in person.

Yes, it was amazing.

Yes, he will be batting this year (HAHAHAHAHA. Ahem).

This kind of blew my mind. I totally fangirled. It was a bit humiliating in retrospect.

Seeing David Wright was pretty awesome, too–he almost gave me a high-five, but a Mets fan barged in front of me and put his hand where mine was. Ugh. (He is, for the record, extremely extremely extremely good-looking in person.) I also almost got into an argument with a Mets fan over who was better, Wright or Lowell. You can probably guess my position.

I even got to see Ruddy Lugo, the younger Lugo brother! I wanted to shout, “Say hi to Julio for me!” but I didn’t–on account of the Mets fans who would glare at me, mostly, and also because he was a bit far away to really hear me.

Yeah–I took about 120 pictures all together, deleted 30 of them (all too blurry, badly shot, etc), and liked these ones, pretty much. I also got some video of Santana throwing live BP–to David Wright, no less, but I didn’t realize that until after he’d walked away (stupid! stupid!).

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I had a nice long post all typed up and then WordPress went and flipped out on me.

Basically, I’m glad Santana’s in the NL, I’m glad Sean “Mr. Nice Guy” Casey is on our team, and Jacoby Ellsbury is good-looking. Also, what is Beckett throwing here?

Image from MLB.com. 

11 days until pitchers and catchers report.

Santanaaaaaaaa.

February 1, 2008

In the wonderful words of Pants Optional,

Remember that time we stayed up till like 6 in the morning during the Winter Meetings expecting a deal to get down? Remember when the Twins got Lester’s medicals and we thought it was done? Remember the never-ending doldrums since? Ahhh, good times.

Yes. I do remember. I stayed up quite late (not really 6 AM, but between 2 and 4–and then got up at 6:30 for school) for three nights in a row and left believing a deal would go down within maybe a week. I actually first heard about it in late November. Now it’s late January and the deal deadline is tomorrow at 5 PM.

Cue teeth-gnashing.

I just hope the freakin’ thing is resolved within the next 17 or so hours. It’s been months and this is all the baseball talk I’ve had to cling on to… except for the whole steroids controversy (to which I say: “SHUT UP, MR. CLEMENS.”).

14 days until pitchers and catchers report.