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I'd ask for a refund on the afternoon portion of the doubleheader, but that would be like returning used fruit (Seinfeld fans should get the reference).

* How appropriate on a day that Mike Piazza retired that John Maine yielded 31 foul balls. He's not gonna win many games when the foul/swinging strike ratio is worse than 6 to 1. And the Mets aren't gonna win many games in which they throw 55 more pitches than the opposition (partly attributable to the 48 total foul balls the Braves hit)

* From the "You'd expect that in Atlanta files..."

- Before the game, Braves announcer Joe Simpson provides a little "education" on the opposition, designed to do little more than mock the opposing team...In explaining how the Mets borrowed from the Giants and Dodgers in picking their team hues, was this lowlight "Blue and orange...they are the colors of desertion. Something to be proud of, Mets fans."

- Oh the irony: In one inning, the kid picked for the trivia challenge acknowledges he's skipping school to be at the game. He got a much louder cheer than the next inning's trivia challenge choice, a teacher whose advice to Braves fans everywhere was "Stay in school!"

- The first tomahawk chop came in the 2nd inning, with a runner on first base, two outs, and the pitcher at bat. Shouldn't it be saved for more special occasions?

- Every so often on a foul ball, the PA system would blare an animal sound effect. I don't come to games to hear horses and sheep.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Try to avoid the temptation to Walkoff into traffic.
TW said…
Is it OK that I think the army should just go ahead back into Atlanta and burn it down again?

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