Games 5 through 7 - Mets
Mets 8, Marlins 4
Marlins 2, Mets 1
Padres 6, Mets 5
It's Year 7 here at MLC, and by now every storyline, every theme of every post seems a bit like a repeat. Winnable losses? A staple of my complaints over the years. Early season disappointment? Seen it more times than I'd care to recount. Pedro Feliciano being a worthless heap of rubbish? Like a broken record.
But what's new today is Citi Field, a -- dare I get flowery -- magnificent backdrop to nine innings of the national pastime. I was somewhat of a mild defender of Shea in its twilight years, pointing to the memories rather than the decrepit framework that surrounded them. Yeah . . . this is much better. I can't wait to get my rear end up to Queens again to check it out in person. And I'll be showing up early to get a good look.
So, with our "number 2" starter living up to his name, with the outfield dropping flies like sailors in Amsterdam, with late-inning bats doing little to nothing . . . well, let's just focus on the new ballyard. Citi Field isn't decidedly different than some of the other modern marvels in Major League Baseball, but it has as much charm, quirk, and aesthetic appeal as about any I've seen. It will definitely add a little more incentive to tuning in and paying close attention -- and going to the game will be a much more enjoyable experience. Good stuff.
I'm very tempted to reverse course and offer an expletive-laced opinion of Feliciano and his balking in what held up as the winning run. But no. Not today.