Corey Mansfield of the ATL Baseball Blog invited me to go see the Long Island Ducks take on the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday. With the New York Mets and Trenton Thunder both on the road this weekend, it seemed like a good opportunity to watch some baseball. I also saw Freddy at the game – it was nice to get to talk to both of you .
Unfortunately, the game wasn’t that much fun. It started off well enough. Former New York Mets manager Willie Randolph accepted an award for community service and threw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game started. And for the first four and a half innings, we got to see a competitive game.
But on a cool, windy night, watching the Patriots put up a seven-run fifth inning was a signal to head for the exits if you weren’t concerned with sticking around for the post-game fireworks show. The final score was 14-3, with the Patriots picking up their first victory of the 2012 season.