Mets pre-season workout
A friend just gave me two tickets to a special Mets pre-season workout at Shea.
I didn’t even hear about this thing until a few days ago, probably because it’s (supposed to be) limited to season ticket holders. Heh heh.
As you can see, it’s on Sunday, April 2nd. The gates open at 11:30am. That means I should be at Shea by 11am. That means I have to leave my place at 10am. That means I have to wake up by 9:30am. I consider 9:30am to be the middle of the night. But whatever. On Monday, I’ll be sleeping LATE and skipping work and watching baseball all day on TV.
Sleep aside, my big issue is this:
If I snag a few balls at this workout thing, should I count them in my collection?
What do YOU think?
I’m thinking no, the logic being that it’s pre-season and not even a game.
It occurred to me that if I snag a few and don’t count them, then I can keep one with me at all times during the regular season…for emergencies…like that time last year when Ron Villone tossed me a ball and then made me give it away to that dopey little kid when all the fans protested. That was just terrible. But if I’d had an extra ball with me, I could’ve given THAT one away and kept the one that I deserved. Get it?
In other news, I just learned that the Mets have already sold 2 million tickets for 2006. Good for them. Bad for me. Let’s do the math…2 million…that’s six zeroes…divided by 81 home games…equals…24,691 fans per game. Too many. Damn free-agent acquisitions.
Oh, and that second ticket is for Lia.