“It’s not over until WE SAY IT IS!….” – Animal House
Well, we didn’t do anything to help ourselves last night, but the soon-to-be Trolley Frogs managed to come from behind and hold on against the PawSox to keep us in it. We need perfection now, both at home and from SWB at McCoy. You never know, and it’s why they play the games. (Except Hector Luna. He doesn’t play in the games. He goes home. But I digress.)
So today, we party! DiPro and I will be grilling up some Brats in the LSI lot. I’ve invited a number of people personally from about the park, but if you’re reading this in time, please come join us 4:00PM or so. Have a sandwich and a Diet Coke on me (and DiPro). I invited the Phanatic via Twitter, but I’m not hopeful. It would be funny, though.
How will you find us? Look for the flag! The young one took out my other flag pole with the van door at the last tailgate, so I got a new, taller one! It looks like this:
Oh, yeah. Baseball. If all goes well, we’ll make it to the game after the party. Pettibone on the mound tonight against Zach Wheeler scheduled for the Bison. I’ve really liked the way Pettibone’s been pitching. He had a little difficulty the last time out, but he’s young, and fun to watch. I’m guessing we’ll get to see some of him next season as well. Wheeler is the top prospect in the Mets’ system, or so I’m told. If my memory serves, he came over from San Francisco in the Beltran deal last summer. He’s done well since advancing to AAA in August, but we roughed him up pretty good when we saw him up in Buffalo last month.
Also, these three games might be the last time to see the Mets’ affiliate for a while, as word has it the Blue Jays will take over as the Major League parent club for Buffalo next year, possibly sending the Mets to Las Vegas. I put Mets’ fans third behind the Red Sox and Yankees on the obnoxious scale: you understand it’s not the REAL Red Sox, right? Perhaps the rise of the Trolley Frogs (still a Yankees affiliate, but easier to differentiate minor league fans from MLB fans) and the Las Vegas Mets will leave me with only Red Sox fans to hate on next season. But at any rate, if you like the Baby Mets, c’mon out and cheer them on.
See you in the parking lot,
PS: I don’t know what Dan and DiPro have planned, but it could get a little quiet around here once we’re eliminated. I’ve got a post-season retrospective planned, as well as a look ahead to what could be an exiting 2013 IronPigs’ roster. Also, an IronPigs “Suggestion Box” column, and the story about what I decided to do about Phantoms’ tickets. It’s just a matter of finding the time and motivation to get it all written up.