Wow! The Mets and Yankees played a double-header yesterday only this wasn’t your ordinary DH; one game was played at Yankee Stadium and the nightcap at Shea.
What a delight for New York baseball fans.
I was watching Sportscenter this morning and they showed both clubs getting on the team bus outside the stadium after the conclusion of the first game. It would’ve been cool if all the players and coaches grabbed their bats, helmets and gloves, swiped a metro card and rode the train! Imagine sitting next to Carlos Delgado on your way home from work? ‘Yo Carlos, 9 ribbies huh’?
Delgado drove in 9 runs in the first game.
If they did take the trains to the game, both teams would resemble the ‘Baseball Fury’ from the motion picture, ‘The Warriors’.
I miss the days of catching the train and heading to both stadiums; one located in Queens, the other in the Bronx.
Hop on the ‘F’ at 15th street – PPW, take it to Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights station to transfer for the ‘7’ upstairs and then take it six stops to Willets Point. (Remember how far the walk was going from the F to the 7?) And just asking, why was the F station downstairs a different name than the 7 train station upstairs?
Or if you were headed to the Boogie Down to catch the Yankees, you’d hop on the ‘F’, take it to West 4th for the D and then roll into 161st and River avenue for the House that Ruth built. (Not once did I ever get a seat at West 4th) I used to love how the D went express from 59th street Columbus Circle to 125th.
They resume the series today and then finish up tomorrow. Did I mention they split yesterday?
Plus I’m sorry, I like the old name of the showdown better, ‘The Mayor’s Tropy Game’, I guess you can’t call it that because back in the day they only played once a year, now with inter-league play, they battle numerous times in a season.
Baseball fans living in New York are special – they take their hardball serious. You can be anywhere in the world and see a New York Yankees baseball cap.
Also, how about given the opportunity to root for the Yankees or Mets as a kid?
Two great organizations.
Two clubs to be very proud of.