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Mets fan critically injured after fight in Dodger Stadium parking lot | Big League Stew – Yahoo Sports

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We need to make a big deal out of this.  I’m not even going to use a Simpsons image or make light of it.  According to reports the guy has a serious head injury.

Mets fan critically injured after fight in Dodger Stadium parking lot | Big League Stew – Yahoo Sports

  1.  It’s just a baseball game.  This isn’t tribal warfare.  It’s a guy from Virginia and a guy from Jacksonville and a frat boy from Connecticut vs. some guys wearing shirts that say Dodgers.
  2. As I have been saying since the offseason, MLB engages in SECURITY THEATER.   It’s not like there has never been an incident in a Dodger Stadium parking lot.  Yet, we do a big metal detector thing as some gates, and leave it to ISIS to figure out which gates aren’t so secure.
  3. I don’t know what happened but I will not be surprised if I learn that alcohol was involved.


First Playoff Game at CitiField

The crowd was electric. The energy was the best I have ever seen at Citi despite the late start time. The crowd was hungry for playoff baseball, something the Mets have gone almost a decade without. The game itself was awesome. Granderson, d’Arnaud, and Cespedes sent the crowd into a frenzy with their hitting last night. It was just amazing. It was great seeing all us fans finally get a home playoff game and a win at the new ballpark.
 Now let’s get to the negatives-
 I rarely agree with Shannon with CitiField might not be able to hold a crowd, but what was going on at the men’s rooms. I have never see lines that long for the men’s restrooms and so short for the ladies ones before. The crowd walking. I felt like I was in a walker heard from The Walking Dead. People don’t know how to walk. The extended concession lines snaked into the walkways and messed with the traffic flow a bit. I see that Chipotle hired a guy from Starbucks to show how to expedite the lines at the stores. Maybe the Mets need to hire this guy too. I never get why the lines are always so slow at the regular concession stands. Oh, and dos anyone notice the new Budweiser Burger stand down by Two Boots Pizza? Where did that come from?
 The complaint about NJ. No one told you to move to NJ. So that complaint is out the window.
 The worst part of the night was the start time. It’s just a horrible horrible thing to have an almost 9 pm start time. I hate when Sunday night baseball happens and Insure as hell hate the start times we have been getting.
 I was also shocked about how fast security got us though the gates into the stadium. But leaving the stadium forcing everyone up the stairs to the train station to cross over Roosevelt Ave to get to the parking lot was crazy. That was a bigger traffic jam then leaving the lots to head home.
 If I didn’t have to work today, I would be at the game again tonight. I enjoyed it. I was glad to be there. I had a great time. If you go to enough games you find out the bathrooms no one uses or which lines tend to move the fastest. It was a great atmosphere last night! Playoff baseball folks is awesome.
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Pictures and thoughts from last night’s absurdly late night Mets playoff game

Good morning!

Last night I attended the game with the Uniscenti (General Paul Lukas and Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, and Jon Springer of Mets By The Numbers) and had a very nice time with some great company, including a “real conversation” with Paul later in the game.

Some thoughts in chronological order so stay with me since most of the complaining is up front.

The GWB is the worst.  It took me almost 2.5 hours to go from MPHQ to Queens.  That’s a bad value.  Even if the Mets asked me to play second base, I am not sure its worth a 2.5 hour schlep anywhere for anything.

Security Theater – I don’t know what goes on at the Rotunda but at the gate I used, apparently ISIS has declared they will never use that one. I’m fine with this as I got in fairly quickly.

As I have theorized, Citi Field doesn’t hold a crowd too well.  Here’s a picture of the Promenade about half an hour before the game.

Lots of Harvey jerseys.  Lots of bootleg jerseys.

Also heard some “fans” asking how to get to the Promenade.  That being said, I found the crowd in my section (513) to seem like real fans.  Perhaps the Wall Street crowd was downstairs.

I LOVE this sort of introduction.  I love it on Opening Day and for Game 1 of the World Series and it was cool last night.  That’s my boy Murph coming out.  I don’t know if y’all got to see it on TV or not but Tejada WALKED OUT which was the special moment of the night.  The booing of Utley was epic (I posted a video of that on my twitter @metspolice).  Overall Citi Field was a new level of loudest night which was cool to see.

Then Actual Rusty threw out the first pitch.  Actual Rusty is much cooler than that @lagranderusty jabroni who sometimes posts an article around here on Sundays.  Good to see Rusty recovering from his recent heart attack.

Then there was whatever Mattingly was complaining about before first pitch (Bullpen Phones?).  Here’s Two Face getting bored and throwing a ball up in the air.  MH was not too sharp last night.  Aces gotta Ace Matt.

As the game started, I mostly kept my phone away and decided to act like a normal person and interact with my company.

At one point I said to Paul to look around and notice the absence of black.  Sure we saw the occasional black something or drop shadow jersey, but for the most part it was Mission Accomplished.  Then I joked we should walk around and bully people wearing black like opening credits of The Bishop!

But believe it or not we did not talk about uniforms all night, nor did I have a lengthy discussion about Rule 3.03(b)

I left at midnight. I got home at 1:05am, and was up at 5:45am. Again, that’s not the ideal experience, and makes me not really want to attend baseball games in person. One friend is telling me he got home after 3am. That doesn’t work in the real world for more than one night.

Anyway, fun game, great company. Overall, I don’t think the hangover and the aggravation is worth the trip. Feel free to disagree. I’ll be at the two hour MLS game.

Preparing for my Man-date with the Uniscenti

As you may have read on Uni Watch I will be attending tonight’s game with the Uniscenti.

There’s a lot of self pressure to be “Mets Police Cool” and not to wear anything purple.

Here we see a Mets blue light winter jacket, a Mets hoodie, a Bat Hat to keep my head warm (and have some self mocking fun) and of course a proper home pinstriped jersey with my favorite player.

What are you wearing?  Dress warm kids!!!!!!!!!!

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