Hot in Atlanta!

WOW!  What a great weekend in baseball for the NY Mets!  I was very pleased to see us sweep the Braves in ATL.  Kudos to Carlos Beltran for an OUTSTANDING performance in both the Saturday and Sunday games with two home runs in each game!Carlos It must have felt like history repeating itself for Beltran, except this time he was wearing a Mets jersey.  I can say I enjoyed watching us take out the Braves!  Given the history, it’s a nice treat knowing they more thank likely won’t win the division this year!  Sorry Amy (my friend and avid Braves Fan) but I don’t think your wish will come true this time, being we have now pushed the Braves 15 games out of 1st. Great job everyone!  Let’s keep this hot streak going as we move further south to Florida to take on the Marlins.  Good luck Pelfrey with your 4th career start.  Keep winning games and hitting big Mets!  Your fans are with you! 

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Doing it right in Cincinnati

Cimg4488_1 I had the pleasure of traveling to Cincinnati the 19th and 20th, to see the Mets play the Reds.  What an amazing time!  I have been a long time Mets fan since 1986 (when the Mets beat Boston to win the world series) and have only had the chance to seem them play once live in Atlanta.  So, this was a big treat for me.  Mostly because I was going to be able to see David Wright (my favorite Met since Piazza left us for San Diego).  We missed the 1st game on the 18th, so I missed the 1st win for us.  My friend Craig is a big Reds fan so we had a good time talking trash about who would win the series.  We got seats right behind the Mets dugout and I was amazed!  I have never been that close in a baseball game in my life.  I had an excellent 3rd base view of David and great shots of the guys as they would come in and out of the dugout.  Unfortunately, mother nature took over and the rain came pouring down.  We all ran to a dry place and waited for the call… would we play or would they call it?  Fortunately after a 2 hr and 22 minute rain delay they decided to play on.  While clearing the field I hung out at the edge of the dugout with some Mets fans.   While standing around David Wright turned around and I waved at him.  I almost passed out when he waved back.  Thanks David!  You made my day!  Unfortunately, we lost that one but we would go on to have another chance the next day.  It was a hot one, but we made it.  Luckily, we were able to make our way down to the same spot (right behind the Mets dugout) and THIS TIME we remembered the camera.  Got some great shots I will post when I figure out how.  While the men were coming back into the dugout I waved at El Duque and he was kind enough to wave back.  It’s the little things that count!  Any ho, it was a close game, but we pulled it out and won it in the 10th.  GO METS!  I won the bet w/ my friend and left Cincinnati a VERY happy person.  I think I speak for all Mets fans when I say how happy I am with the stellar season!  Keep up the good work guys and I will see you this weekend in Atlanta!