Wednesday started a big week for Mets fans in town already and others planning to arrive over the next day or so. Games with the Red Sox , the Tigers, the Astros and the Nationals over the next few days.
Section 108 behind the Met dugout is prime season ticket holder seats. Many like myself have had our tickets for years. All the familiar faces greet you with big smiles and, if you are lucky, a cold beer. Frank, the elite accountant, and George from Manhattan—but who grew up in Brooklyn– have been here for a week. Frank knows food and George knows wine (some say more than baseball) but they don’t miss a ballgame or tee time when in town.
Talk about not missing a game, the golfing dentist duo who practice in Hackensack and Nutley NJ never miss an inning. The crowd slowly starts to sneak out around the 5th inning when the starters are relieved by the guys wearing uniform numbers of 60 and above. But not these huge Met fans. They both stay to the final out no matter who is playing and with no regard to score or who is winning. I always jab them with this line, “you guys are getting your money’s worth and you don’t have to worry about traffic leaving the ballpark.”
To round out the group we have the rookies, Pete and Hoff. Both corporate guys who just want to get away from the pressures of work, horrible commutes and who have had enough of the winter. I always make sure they have fun in the sun!
Some quick game notes from Wednesday:
Way too many Red Sox fans in the park.
Photo: For The Win
Lucas Duda really coming around nicely with the bat hitting the ball twice with authority to the gap.
Jay Bruce had his best game of the spring with a homer and a great throw from right field to 3rd base.
d’Arnaud, showing confidence at the plate, had another hit. Yes Tim Tebow made his debut and I will be kind and say it was uneventful.