July 1, 2010

2010 ASG Voting ! Wednesday Baseball Marathon

11:59 Pm EDT tonight marks the end of our push to elect David "Ducky" Wright to the NL 3B starting spot and Write In Angel Pagan to "Send An Angel To Anaheim".

Hopefully everyone did their fandom duty and voted often in support of our 2 deserving Mets. KEEP VOTING..more than 1 or 2 e-mail addresses is permitted.

Wednesday Baseball Marathon : Part 1
On the home front, I bought 2 bleacher tix for yesterday's Cardinals D-Backs series finale on E-Bay for about $12 total.. The weather here in the STL proved beautiful, with nothing but sunshine and 80 degree temps. My buddy Ken and I took the Metrolink to the easy access Busch Stadium arriving about an hour and 1/2 before the scheduled 1:15 CDT start. We settled into our first row seats above the RF bullpen walkway in brilliant but unbroken sunshine. Not a cloud in the sky. As Jeff Suppan started out for the Redbirds against Barry Enright who was making his MLB debut for the DIamondbacks, after making his last AA start, we quickly realized that neither starter would work quickly. 2 innings of play took almost an hour to complete. During the top of the 3rd while Ken was working on his 3rd $8 Bud Light, Gail, one of the many unbelievably friendly ushers I've met over the past few years at Busch approached, (I'd be remiss in not mentioning some of my other amazing Usher Pals like Ira, Tom, Jim, Big Mike, Mary Jo, Lisa, Bob and Nick to name a few) telling me that there were 2 seats available in the "All Inclusive" Homer's Landing section in the shade. I packed up my netbook and off we went to see Bud, Gails husband, who also works in Homer's Landing (where I also stow my rollator when I'm in the RF Bleachers) We were given our wristbands and Gail pointed out the fan who'd offered up the seats for us, whom we immediately approached to extend our gratitude. We were seated in the 2nd row and told that hot dogs, brats and nachos were available near the beer and soda area..ALL You Can Eat and Drink until the bottom of the eighth. Now settled we realized that it was still the top of the 3rd. The Cardinals and D-Backs would proceed to provide a show of inept run production ( Cards 14 LOB) interrupted by a Chris Young 2 run HR. The four plus hour marathon ended with rookie Enright "earning" his 1st big league win, 4-2. 5-1/2 hours after arriving at Busch Stadium I was back on Metrolink heading home for an evening with the Mets & Marlins a the rest of MLB's Wednesday Nite Schedule ..little did I know then...

Baseball Marathon : Part 2

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