Fun things about Saturday afternoon’s Mets game:
- Reminiscing about Edgardo Alfonzo and getting a cool bobblehead
- Seeing the crowd reaction as they realized R.A. Dickey was coming in to pitch the ninth inning. There was a small amount of applause when he stepped on to the mound, a larger reaction as “The Imperial March” began to play and an even bigger round of applause when he was actually announced.
Not fun things about Saturday afternoon’s Mets game:
- Watching Miguel Batista struggle through the first three innings, using 81 pitches while allowing four runs on five hits and three walks
- Watching Jeremy Hefner struggle through the next two innings, using 47 pitches while allowing two runs on two hits and two walks
- Watching Juan Uribe spoil R.A. Dickey’s relief appearance by hitting a two-run homer that killed any hope of a ninth inning Mets’ comeback
- Realizing that Chris Capuano could still be a Met if Sandy Alderson had a bigger budget to work with this winter and was willing to have competition for starting rotation spots this spring.
- Seeing the Mets lose (again) to fall back to the .500 mark on the season
- Discovering that Batista is still delusional (and was still on the roster) when I got back home
Here are some photos: