He did me Wright – but I wasn’t there to hear it.

I cannot believe this happened. I was at work listening to the Mets/Padres game this afternoon. The game started at 12:10pm. I made sure I went to get lunch before that time so that I could listen to the entire game. I had a meeting at 3 but thought for sure the game would be over by then.

Right. Or Wright, I should say.

It’s 2:55pm. The score is tied at 3, bottom of the 9th with 2 outs. Mets are at bat and out comes my favorite player, David Wright. I’m being called to my meeting but I yell that it’s the end of the game and I’ll be right there. I listen to Wright miss the first pitch. I throw my headphones down and go to my meeting, not knowing how the game will turn out.

An hour later, I come back and check the score. Apparently on that very next pitch, David Wright hit a two-run home run to win the game for the Mets 5-3 and Shea Stadium went nuts.

And I missed it. 😦 I saw it online this evening but it’s not the same. I’m so upset about this, I can’t even tell you. At least #5 got out of his slump this afternoon.

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Pictures!

Remember when I said that there would be gushing on here? Tomorrow we’ll focus on football for the start of Patriots Training Camp, but today it is all about David Wright – doing us wright. 🙂

Notice he sticks out his tongue a lot? 🙂

Last one…

squirrel!

Mets: Steppin’ Up

This seems to be the story of the morning concerning the bad loss of the Mets last night. A handful of players are stepping up and trying to lead this team to at least get to the playoffs. But not enough have gotten past the infamous collapse of last fall and not enough are taking leadership roles now.

The New York Times has a great write up by William Rhoden. Read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/23/sports/baseball/23rhoden.html?_r=1&ref=sports&oref=slogin

I agree that, in my very short time of following the Mets, David Wright seems to me to be emerging as the face of the team. What a pretty face it is too.

Hopefully tonight will be better. At least I get to watch this one on TV and not on a small box screen on my laptop.

Who says baseball isn’t exciting?

Well, I certainly did until I found a basball team to root for. I’m watching the Mets take on the Phillies right now (thank you MLB.TV) and in one inning they went from no runs to 3 runs with a home run by Carlos Delgado and scores by David Wright :::sigh::: and Jose Reyes.

It was very exciting.