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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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Matt Harvey’s 2015 really is a movie…and this is the 3rd act

Let’s look at how movies work.

First we build up the hero.

harvey the dark knight rises

In the middle act, we put the hero in jeopardy.  Sometimes the hero lets his fans down.  Sometimes the fans even turn on the hero.

The Formerly Dark Knight

And in the final act….the hero comes back from adversity and defeats the bad guys.

mets clinch matt harvey

This is the biggest game of Matt’s career, and the crowd is going to be the most hyped it has EVER been at Citi Field.

This is the grand stage Matt.  Tonight you get to be the hero again.  Go out there, throw zeros and Ks, and maybe you lose your control on one pitch.  It happens.

Be the hero Gotham needs.  Because sometimes people need to have their faith rewarded.


Utley mess makes no sense, Torre quotes the rulebook!

torre mattingly So let me get this right…baseball admits it was an illegal slide…however awarded the illegal slider the base (and thus withdrew the out).  How does that make any sense?  Or as phrased better…

  But what is entertaining, and good to know, is Mr. Torre is up to date on the rule book.

“However, after thoroughly reviewing the play from all conceivable angles, I have concluded that Mr. Utley’s action warrants discipline. While I sincerely believe that Mr. Utley had no intention of injuring Ruben Tejada, and was attempting to help his club in a critical situation, I believe his slide was in violation of Official Baseball Rule 5.09(a)(13), which is designed to protect fielders from precisely this type of rolling block that occurs away from the base.”

I see.  Well let’s read the rule which Mr. Torre points us to a section called The Batter Is Out if…..

(13) A preceding runner shall, in the umpire’s judgment, intentionally interfere with a fielder who is attempting to catch a thrown ball or to throw a ball in an attempt to complete any play;

Rule 5.09(a)(13) Comment (Rule 6.05(m) Comment): The objective of this rule is to penalize the offensive team for delib- erate, unwarranted, unsportsmanlike action by the runner in leaving the baseline for the obvious purpose of crashing the pivot man on a double play, rather than trying to reach the base. Obviously this is an umpire’s judgment play.

So can we have that out now Mr. Torre? I’ll also point Mr. Torre to this rule which he seems uninterested in,

Rule 5.09(b)(1) and (2) Comment (Rule 7.08(a) Comment): Any runner after reaching first base who leaves the base path heading for his dugout or his position believing that there is no further play, may be declared out if the umpire judges the act of the runner to be considered abandoning his efforts to run the bases. Even though an out is called, the ball remains in play in regard to any other runner.

But here is the problem with citing the rules.  MLB doesn’t enforce its own rulebook.  It doesn’t appear to enforce the abandoning rule above, nor the rules I cite below.

4.06 (3.09) No Fraternization Players in uniform shall not address or mingle with spectators, nor sit in the stands before, during, or after a game.

I do not want to see any players chit-chatting over at first base.  I don’t want to see any baseball players signing autographs for kids.  This MLB’s rule, approved by rules committee chairperson Sandy Alderson, not mine.  I also don’t want to see most Mets wearing a blue undershirt and other Mets wearing orange.


  1. Any part of an undershirt exposed to view shall be of a uniform solid color for all players on a team.

So, MLB, why do we even have a rulebook?  Which rules count and which don’t?

Being honest: screw you baseball and this 8:37 Mets playoff game start time

baseball playoff time

I know I will get called old man by the t-shirt guy and his lackey but seriously MLB Go Eff Yourself with this 8:37pm start.

I should be very excited about attending tonight’s game, but continuing the theme of the season, all I can think about is what a pain in the ass it will be.

The reason I am going is not so much for the baseball, but for the people I am going with (more on that tomorrow).  I’m excited to hang out with this group.

However, and being honest here, all I can think about is how late I am going to get home.  Even with my eccentric millionaire blogger lifestyle, I have to function in the morning and answer the bell when it rings, and it’s going to ring at 5:45am.

Here is today’s schedule because the offing Rangers couldn’t sweep.  The Rangers are now below the Marlins on my list of baseball teams I don’t wish fold.

mets playoff time

Once again, the Mets draw the worst of the 4 times.  8:37 plus three and a half hours (playoffs) is 12:07, an hour to get home on a school night. How is that fun?

Anyway, playoff attending friends, see you guys later.  Looking forward to seeing you.  As for Major League Baseball…go eff yourself.

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