10/1/05 at Shea Stadium (journal version)
When I finally get around to writing about yesterday’s Mets game in my personal journal, it’ll go something like this:
Lia came over at 2pm. We ordered in bacon cheeseburgers from Big Nick’s and watched the first few innings of the Red Sox-Yankees game and left for Shea (her first time there) at 3:30pm. For whatever reason, the Mets didn’t take BP. Balls: #1 —> tossed by Brian Fuentes at the 3B dugout. #2 —> thrown by a Mets strength coach in the RF Loge. #3 —> thrown by Jose Acevedo in the LF corner after we played catch for a couple minutes…Lia got a 30-second video of it on my digital camera! #4 —> thrown by Todd Greene in the LF Loge. #5 —> glove trick from the LF Loge. And that was it. Had some frustrating moments during the game that’re not worth writing about, but it was great to be with her and just sit in one spot and not really worry about it. 2,752 total balls (including a record-breaking 321 from this season)…not a bad number to last me through the winter. 427 consecutive games with at least one ball. 53 consecutive games with at least three. I got five autographs: Bob Apodaca, Clint Barmes, Brad Hawpe, and Ryan Speier twice. I got him to write “To Zack, Enjoy the glove” on a ticket from THE game, and I got my picture taken with him again. Anyway, my season is done. Thank god.
Tomorrow, I’ll write the blog version…