Sickday with the Mets
So, I get to the station this morning and feel awful. Truly awful. Y’know, with italics and everything. And for once, I do the sensible thing. I turn around, head straight home and phone in sick. I’m not going to be one of those martyrs spreading my illness on the train, at my workplace, and on the train home. I sometimes feel guilty being off work ill, but not today.
I figure I should just lay up and rest, and watch something that is not too taxing. While Homes Under The Hammer has a certain allure, I decide to watch last night’s Mets game, at the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Baseball, much like cricket, seems the perfect sport to relax you and let wash over you. It was a good way of keeping me laid up on the sofa, recovering, as the game went on for a mighty four and a half hours. I did take a lengthy snooze-break in-between.
After all that, they lost. And they didn’t even play that well. Since the All-Star break they have only won once, and that was after a duff call from the umpire gifted them the game.
Still, they were there for me all day as I felt sorry for myself. So I won’t be too hard on them.
I don’t want to tell you who to root for, but the Yankees would give you a lot less grief. Hope you’re feeling better.
I’m a glutton for punishment, and I could never bring myself to support the Evil Empire. I mean, where is the fun in supporting a team that wins all the time?
I’m on the mend, thanks. Well enough to tap away for a few moments on my laptop, anyway. But soon…sleep!
I do have a soft spot for the Mets. Ray Knight was my childhood hero. I think I have his autograph somewhere. And the episodes of Seinfeld with Keith Hernandez are some of my favorites.
I think this is a good place for that Roger Angell quote: “There is more Met than Yankee in all of us. What we experience day to day in our lives is much more losing than winning. That is why we love the Mets.”
Julie, I love that quote. Thank you.
I like to think everyone secretly has a soft spot for the Mets.
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