Last night, I decided to mix things up a bit and took a very well deserved break from studying to go to Cavanugh's to watch the Mets game with Feder. For those of you who are not familiar with Cavanaugh's, it is a very high class, sports bar a couple blocks from Penn Hillel that is typically packed to the brim with well dressed, friendly, totally unscary individuals. For those of you who are not familiar with sarcasm, it is the rhetorical device I used in the previous sentence. For further examples of sarcasm, visit its wikipedia entry.
So we watched many baseball games while drinking beer, paying close attention to the Mets and then the Phillies. The Phillies were taking their turn at the honoring Jackie Robinson thing, so all players and coaches on both the Astros and Phillies were wearing nameless #42 jerseys. They were all Cheadle. This made figuring out who was up, pitching, etc nearly impossible unless I happened to recognize their face. Although, it did make me laugh a lot whenever there was somebody on base and the camera shot was of the 1st baseman, runner, and 1st base coach all in the same picture, all wearing #42. I'm not sure how exactly this honors Jackie Robinson, but I guess I just don''t understand. First, we said nobody is allowed to wear his jersey. Now we're saying everyone should wear his jersey. Makes no sense to me.
As for the Mets, they won easily against a terrible team. Their next 5 games are also against terrible teams, and there is no reason why they shouldn't come out of this 6 game stretch with 5 wins. Mainly because if they don't Eric will declare the following 48 games to be triple code red must wins and go on suicide watch. And that won't be pleasant for anyone.
Finally, last night, the rest of the Mets Baseball clan were representing at Shea, as they whiteboarded their way in, but the whiteboarding didn't end there. They somehow got a party patrolwoman's attention and got Harold into the trivia contest between innings. They then used the whiteboard to start a "HA-ROLD" chant in their section, adjoining sections, and eventually scattered parts of the stadium via the big screen. When Harold failed to answer the question correctly, the chants turned into heckles, as the entire section chanted "HAAAAAAAA-ROLD," asshole-chant style. Per Shea Stadium policies, I can only assume that Harold was awarded the same parting gift he would have received had he answered the question correctly.