I have a question to the fans who attended last night Mets-Pirates game. Why?
At 5pm I was in a car driving from Rego Park to Lower Manhattan the closer we got to the Manhattan the darker the sky became. Going over the Williamsburg Bridge, you could see what looked like a funnel cloud fly over us. As we hit the Lower East Side, the sky opened up with a combination of driving rain and hail. By the time we got to our TriBeca office the rain was a drizzle and the wind calm.
It wasn’t after we handed in our work and clocked out to head to Staten Island that we realized what the hell was happening. A 12 mile ride that takes on a rough traffic day 45 minutes, took 2 hours last night. Trees down, floods, truck over turned, what a disaster. Trying to get a traffic report we switch on 1010WINS and as they were giving the low down on the traffic and disastrous weather they announced that the Mets-Pirated game would be delayed 15 minutes. What? The Mets are still playing? Well I guess both teams are at the park but there can’t be people there right? Right?
Now I know it was just a smattering of people at the game, I guess between 5 and 8,000 but I just wonder, how the hell did these people get to the game?
If you were at the game last night please post a comment on how you arrived and departed Citi Field to get home? I know there was no 7 subway service and the LIRR was out as well. The Grand Central was at a standstill (some people just left their cars on the shoulder and walked home) and from the news reports of downed trees and power lines why would anyone go out when it wasn’t necessary ?
Mack Ade has a post up at his site about all the Mets blogs that have bit the dust this year and some that are posting very infrequently. I have to say the last few weeks have been the toughest for me in the 9 years I’ve run this site. How much ranting and raving can you do about management and the lack of a team in contention? How many times can you right about all the speculation of who will be the manager and General Manager in 2011? How many times can you beat up Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo to where you look like the asshole more than the over paid underachieving player? It’s gotten so bad that I’m Tweeting about how Casterino’s Pizza at $iti Field is overpriced and sucks.
The one sliver lining here is the winter will be more interesting than the summer when it comes to the Mets. Hopefully the summers will get interesting sooner than later.