Walking along the East 80s upon returning from Friday evening's debacle, I saw a group in front of us, likely slightly inebriated, trying to have a little fun at the expense of passerby. They'd pick women walking in the opposite direction, offer them a high-five, Borat -style, then pull the hand away at the last moment. It was funny the first time, not so much the fifth. It was kind of like what the Mets did to their fans on Friday. They offered a high-five in the afternoon, than pulled it away when evening came. But any day in which you can expunge Dave Kingman's name from the record books is good, I suppose. Though I would say that the best thing about this Mets-Yankees double-dip is that it proved that Carlos Delgado's best position is DH. Delgado on Friday... * Passed Dave Kingman on the all-time home run list (Delgado's 444 are two better than Kingman for 34th all-time) * Broke Dave Kingman's 32-year-old club record for RBI in a game (8). Most RBI in Game M
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.