IT WAS A NIGHT NOT FIT FOR BASEBALL FANS OR BEAST

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.

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JOIN ME TONIGHT AT 11PM ET FOR THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN ON BLOGTALK RADIO

Last night on Pro Baseball Central, we had Brian Costa, Mets beat writer for the Newark Star-Ledger on as a guest and when I asked him how things were down in St. Lonesome, he felt bad about letting us know the weather is very Un-Florida like, temps in the upper 30’s and 40’s, as he knew as we were speaking,  we here in the NY Metro area were in the midst of a snowstorm.

I know it’s the “in” thing around these parts to bitch and moan about this awful winter weather and believe me I’ve had enough of this shit as much as the next irate New Yorker , but what gets me is the shock of some people that the month of February sucks, weather wise that is. It’s always sucked. It’s winter, we live in the Northeast get over it.

Speaking of last night’s PBC, in addition to Brian Costa, we also had John Delcos join us as well as Mike Henderson of Nationals Pride, who gave us some great insight into the Nationals and what to expect from the DC team this season. So while you’re vegetating during this “Snow-Acain” click on the to the podcast here at Kranepool  Society or at our page on Blog Talk Radio and sit back, relax and be entertained .

One more piece of news about myself and Blog Talk Radio. I’m putting together my own radio progam on the network called, THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN, and the first episode will air tonight at 11PM ET. This will be like a test run and will run until 11:30PM but this Wednesday March 3rd,  I will do a full hour show  that will air live from 5PM to 6PM ET (when you first start a show on Blog Talk Radio your options are a bit narrow)

Whereas PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL is a Mets intensive show, THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN will encompass all news and views from MLB and a smattering of other sports topics that are newsworthy. I also want to bring on bloggers and baseball writers from other teams to get a more broad view of the happenings  around MLB.  But a big part of what I want to do with THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN, is to interview authors of baseball and other sports books along with folks at SABR who write outstanding essays in the various publications that SABR publishes.

I’ve received a lot of books and publications and after I read them, I find myself asking questions on how the subjects were researched and many more who, what, where and how’s.

I am in touch with many of these writers and bloggers and I’m putting together a guest list, so you can keep checking here at Kranepool Society for those announcements and if you’d like to be a guest on the show just drop me an e-mail at sinymets@aol.com

So if you’re up late tonight tune in and call in the call in number for THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN is (646) 727-2465

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