I fancy myself as a level-headed, realistic Met Fan. Much of this is my personality, some of it is based on the fact that I grew up in the Middle, where we are a tad bit more laid back than my east coast brethren who have a tendency to be high-strung.
Having said that, I have to congratulate you easily excitable east coasters. After last night’s game, I expected you to be all over David Wright for “blowing” R.A. Dickey’s no-hitter as well as Nickeas for the two past balls that ruined his shutout. After reading over the comments left on the bithcin’ internet I was surprised that this was not the fact.
Accept this post as an electronic pat on the back, atta boy, job well done etc.
The debate I stumbled across that had the most volume was whether or not the Mets should appeal the ruling of Wright’s bare-handed attempt in the first inning. This question seemed to bring out the touchiness I have become accustomed to reading.
For the record, it was the right call for the Mets to appeal the call. Not because it was a clear hit, simply because they should to show support for their 10-1 knuckleballer who is mowing down the opposition.
Also for the record, it was a hit.
- Upton had more than a good chance of beating that out even if Wright fielded the ball cleanly.
- The ball hit the lip of the infield “grass” on the last bounce placing it in the ole’ “tough hop, bad bounce” hit category.
One more thing before I let you go. I am becoming leery of David’s fielding of late. He is starting to revert back to his 2011 form of sailing his throws which were pleasantly absent at the beginning of this season.