East side, west side, everybody’s coming down…
“Yo, did you see Curtis Granderson last night?” Jimmy asked Red this morning hanging outside Terrace Bagels sipping a light and sweet coffee.
“Yeah, he hit two doubles and drove in five runs,” Red answered while he read the Daily News. Red had watched the game with his wife on their big screen television.
The Mets scored 13 runs defeating the Dodgers in game three of the National League Division Series. New York now leads the series 2-1.
“WE WANT UTLEY,” was heard throughout Citi-Field during the entire game. The only payback was the 13 runs scored by New York.
No brushback pitches by Mets pitchers.
They went out and took care of their business.
“I told you to bet them last night,” Red said to Jimmy.
Blowing on his hot coffee to cool it off Jimmy replied, “I took a beating Sunday in the NFL. No betting for me for a while.”
Game four is set for tonight at Cit-Field. The Dodgers will send ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound against Steven Matz.
“How about that shot Yoenis Cespedes hit?” Jimmy mentioned. The Mets leftfielder crushed a three-run homer that landed in the upper deck in leftfield, 431 feet away.
“Wonder if Chase Utley plays tonight?” Red added.
Jimmy doesn’t usually listen to Red when he gives him locks.
“Maybe I’ll bet them tonight,” Jimmy added as a hipster walked by wearing a Chicago Cubs t-shirt.
“The Cubs? What’s up with that shirt my man?” Red asked the guy.
“I’m from Chicago,” he answered as he made his way to the subway.
Rusty Staub threw out the ceremonial first pitch last night. Remember the Ribs Joint Staub owned back in the day?