July 24, 2013

A confession: As Mets victories have been few (one) and far between of late, I may have over-celebrated last Thursday’s win against the Nationals.  But this I promise–when I came to, mere hours ago, my first thought was not some question right out of “Once in a Lifetime,” it was “Oh no, I have failed to update the search for yo la tengo.”   In my extended tailgate party, I blew right past the July 19, 1962 game against the Pirates, in which Richie Ashburn, Frank Thomas and Elio Chacon once more took the positions that baseball legend demands: center field, left field and shortsop respectively.  I can find no evidence of comic collisions in the outfield, though admittedly that could be attributable to the lingering effects of my bender.