Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Out at the old Ballgame
We caught the Binghamton Mets over the Memorial Day weekend. It was a beautiful day at the ballpark, although the results of the game were not so hot for the hometown boys. Extremely poor base running doomed the Mets to simply make it exciting at the end. Twice players got thrown out at home in early innings, as the players looked like they did not quite understand that running fast is often highly desirable in baseball when someone is trying to throw you out. Another guy was thrown out at first because he didn't even try to run to the base despite having hit a ball the third baseman couldn't field properly. At the end with two on and two outs, a B-Met lined out to center field that was just a hair from being an extra base hit. But the beer and peanuts were great. And we stayed for the fireworks afterward. The funny blue creature is "Ballwinkle". I know... don't ask.