Like many of you, I am a busy guy. Husband, father, full-time professional employee, little league coach, friend etc. etc. So there are days and nights in which I miss watching Mets’ games live. Actually, there are very few games that I watch live in their entirety.
Typically, I am able to watch about four or five innings live. Fortunately, it is 2011 and thanks to the bicthin’ internet (MLB.COM), I have the opportunity to go back and watch what I missed.
Due to my hectic schedule, I was unable to watch any of last night’s game. So in my world, Carlos Beltran tied up the second game of this current series at 6:46am this morning. At 6:50am, I was doing an Air Claw in my kitchen with a cup of coffee in my other hand once Angel’s blast won it.
Yes, I am a dork and I occasionally Air Claw the Mets when watching at home.
One of the benefits of this haphazard style of following baseball is the ability to skip to vital points of the game when I have limited time available. Hence, the ability to watch both home runs within a five-minute period.
A Little Help From The Cardinals
How huge was David Freese dropping Carlos Beltran’s foul ball a few pitches before his bomb? The dugout rail was a factor, but it wasn’t that difficult of a play.
I bet Ike Davis said to himself, “Shit, he didn’t even flip over and still dropped that. Chump.” as he chuckled to himself.
Daniel Descalso’s throwing error in the eighth allowing Pagan to reach and eventually score a game tying run, was also appreciated.
Is Mr. Alderson Sweating At All Now?
Well, 10 games left before the morning of July 31st and now 2.5 games to gain on the Braves to get to the magic wild card number Midwestropolitan.com established on July 10th.
Is 7-3 for the Mets and 4-6 for the Braves going to happen? Unlikely, but I have to be honest with you. There is a part of me that is hoping for a miracle that the Mets are on the verge of an insane hot streak while the Braves cool off and Mr. Alderson doesn’t pull the trigger on a Beltran trade.
It’s stupid. But I can’t hide anything from my fellow out of market Mets fans.