Don’t forget tonight at 10PM ET I will be hosting THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN on BLOG TALK RADIO. My guest will be Steve Slowinski of DRAYSBAY. Steve and I will talk about the Tampa Bay Rays and the AL East race. I’ll also recap the Mets-Dodgers doubleheader and also look at the upcoming weekend series between the Mets and Phillies in Philadelphia. If you can’t listen live, you can hear the replay right here at Kranepool Society (check out the lower left hand side bar) or at my show page on BLOG TALK RADIO.
The only thing missing from tonight’s twi-nighter at $iti Field is a Banner Day procession between games. With the way Mets management has all of a sudden become “fan-friendly” I’m surprised they haven’t green lighted that event already.
This is one of the perks of having a ton of tickets available for every game. It makes management humble. I know the word was there were a lot of fans at Sunday night’s game walking around the concourses and watching the game either under the stands or in McFaddens but the bottom line for the Mets, MLB and ESPN is empty seats are not very photogenic. Give the Mets credit, not only did they encourage the hardy fans who sat in the rain in the Promenade to move down and sit with the swells in high rent district (those of the silk stocking ilk who did show up Sunday must have been in the single digits) but all ticket holders for Sunday’s game were offered a freebie for another game. I’ll give the Skill Sets the benefit of the doubt here but something tells me that a call by MLB was placed to Freddy and Jeffey during the game to find as many seat fillers as they can to make $iti Field look like the place to be on a rainy Sunday night.
The best part of Frenchy’s, One on One with Pope Francesa on his daily snoozcast was D-Wright, Rod Barajas and Jason Bay screaming at Francouer during his interview. Pope Mikey I was not thrilled by this which is what made all the more fun to listen too. Also another awkward moment on the Francesa Time Warp Machine radio show (“Charlie un da car phone, whazz up” ) was another of those mind numbing Brad Benson car commercials where Benson talks about his “40 foot erection”. It seems Benson, the one time NY Giants OL, bought one of the goal posts from Giants Stadium and had it “erected” it on his car dealership property. He asks everyone to come down to Brad Benson Hyundai to see his erection. As soon as the spot was done Francesa comes on and says “Steve Phillips will join us at 5:05” It made me wonder if Philips was bringing his erection along with him as well.