Sunday, April 22, 2012

An almost visit to CitiField

"A good friend of mine used to say, "This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." Think about that for a while." - Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh

A few weeks ago I decided to get tickets for my family to see the Mets play. After cross referencing everyone's schedule I found that there was only one game that all of us were free for before summer. A frightening concept but I went online and got the tickets. Only after the fact I saw that the game was supposed to be Tom Seaver Bobble head day. Score!

The weather here has been dry to the point where brush fires are breaking out. Of course the day of the game called for rain starting sometime in the afternoon with the heavy stuff coming in later at night. The game was scheduled to start at 1:10.

We decided to go early to make sure we got our bobble heads and wouldn't have to fight the crowds for lunch. When we left it was just starting to drizzle. I put the sports radio station on to keep up with what was happening. As soon as we got to the Citi Field though we saw cars leaving the lot. The radio only then announced that the game was postponed.

We couldn't get into the stadium for a dog for lunch so we drove over the 5 Napkin burger in Astoria instead. The rain got harder as the day went on and looking back at it, it was a wise choice to cancel the game. It wouldn't have been nice for those in the stands or on the field. CAVEAT: I really didn't mind the rain since our seats were under an overhang.

Now I have to find another game that works with the schedules. I'm sure the Mets will be in last place by the time we are all free to go to another game.

PS: I got an email at 1:25 saying that the 1:10 game was cancelled and would be made up as part of a double header the next day. Would have been nice to get that a little earlier. Bobble heads will be given out in May but we are booked that day.


Unknown said...

That sucks... we're a Mets family too. They'll trade your tickets in for another game if the double header was single admission, though. Eating Shake Shack and Blue Smoke there is the best!

Georgia Snail said...

Tough break...I got to take in 2 out of 3 in the 3 game series here in Atlanta. You didn't miss anything!

Let's go Mets!