Sunday, June 26, 2011

Athletics at Mets 6-22-11

Last week, we presented you with our Guide to Crashing Other People’s Stadiums and asked if you’d abide by the rules that we’d laid before you. A whopping 7 people voted that they totally would because they make complete sense. No one, we repeat, NO ONE voted for “No. You are literally the biggest a-holes I’ve ever come across.” We believe that this just might be progress in on the road to a beautiful relationship between you and us.

Naturally, being that we are the bringers of dark clouds and everything miserable in this world, on the day of our Mets game for the 2011 season, the heavens opened up and poured forth an ocean’s worth of rain. We actually got scared that we missed the memo about which port Noah’s Ark was leaving from. By 4:00 or so, the rain stopped, but what was left was a thick blanket of humidity and ominous-looking clouds overhead. Nevertheless, we headed to the game anyway.

Of course, as soon as we bought our burger platter, the rain started to fall again and the game headed into a rain delay. We found a clear spot on the floor near the Champions’ Club. Lisa ordered a bacon cheeseburger with a side of French fries and Serena got a BBQ bacon cheeseburger with a side of fries. Each meal cost under $20.
Initially, Serena was skeptical about the fries because usually crinkle fries are soggy and grodie, but they were surprisingly good. The burgers were amazing as well and apparently they were so yummy, we simply inhaled them without taking a photo for the blog. Hence, we present to you this:
While we hung around waiting for the rain delay to come to an end, several people came up to us to ask about Serena’s shirt. This shirt (as well as this one for Lisa) was sent to Serena by Darren of The 7 Line, a unique Mets-themed t-shirt line whose designs are all created by Darren himself. One drunk fellow chose to affectionately call Serena, “Miss Shea.” Ironic considering Lisa’s the Mets fan.
After about an hour, the game began and we headed back to our seats. Take a look at the amount of water that collected in the stadium during that time:
These seats cost us $6 each:
It was just a little after 8:00 when we reached our seats and the sun was just finally starting to set.
The pitching matchup was the Mets’ RA Dickey against the A’s Gio Gonzalez. RA Dickey comes to the mound and the plate to the Star Wars’ Imperial March. Not a Star Wars fan and therefore, you have no idea what we’re talking about? Check out this montage. Who the f gets pumped listening to Darth Vadar’s theme song? Well…the weird thing is that Serena actually had this song as her cell phone’s ringtone for a period of time…which might mean RA Dickey is another one of her hand twins. To further the strangeness is the fact that all of Serena’s hand twins are men. Hmm…Regardless, Serena feels strongly that you should keep your weirdness undercover and among your close friends and family instead of broadcasting it to the public like Dickey does.

We can’t tell you a whole lot about what actually happened during the game because it seems that the overwhelming amount of effort that had gone into the 2nd Annual Fred K’s Cancer Event these past weeks had finally gotten to us. We went stir crazy, laughing at absolutely nothing and not paying attention to anything of worth.
Next thing we knew, the game was tied in the 9th and we were hungry. We do know that the reason the game became tied was that the a$$ clown, K-ROD blew another save. We waited until the 10th before deciding to get ourselves 2nd Dinner. Of course, we went with our old reliable hot dogs!
As you can see, Serena topped hers with sautéed onions and jalapeño peppers while Lisa covered hers with relish, mustard, and sauerkraut.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the 13th. Former BFFer, Brad Ziegler had entered the game in 12th and got out of a bases loaded jam. In the 13th, he loaded the bases again. We so badly wanted this moment. Fellow redhead, Justin Turner stepped in the batter’s box. On the first pitch, Ziegler hit Turner in the left thigh, allowing the winning run to walk home. It was amazing. It was the Mets’ first walk off of the season.

We found this snippet of an interview with Ziegler on the Mets Official Website:
"My initial reaction was I thought he leaned into it, and to me, if he did lean into it ... that's kind of a cheap way to end the game," Ziegler said. "But I know the pitch was inside, so one way or another, I knew it got away from me, and [it's] just not how you want to end the game. If I'm going to lose it, I'd rather be beaten with a base hit."

Okay. That’s Ziegler’s “initial reaction.” Our initial reaction? He’s being a bitch. You hit the guy. The loss is your fault. Suck it up, cupcake. Sh*t happens.

This is the night’s final picture:
Us happy with the game’s outcome.

We’re going to close things out with non-baseball related news. Today, we held the 2nd Annual Fred K’s Cancer Event at Cantiague Park in Hicksville, New York. Thanks to all of our wonderful walkers and supporters, we’ve raised $3,400 for Fred K’s Cancer to date! Plus, we’ll be continuing to solicit donations through the end of July so there’s an excellent chance that we may hit $4,000!

Next Sunday, we'll be in Denver so there will be no post for that week. We'll post our review on Coors Field when we return.

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