My Shrink said: "watch more baseball."
It was Mike Piazza Comes Back To New York Night last night at Shea Stadium. We attended the game for free thanks to a wealthy shrink (no, not mine). Unfortunately, that meant I had to stare at this name plate all night. Inspired by it and the big full moon over right field, here's some non-Mike Piazza trivialities from the game:
• First utterance from old guys next to us making fun of Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca being caught cheating on his Playboy model wife—"He's already out at home (big cackles)."
• Second utterance from old guys next to us making fun of Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca being caught cheating on his Playboy model wife—"Come on Lo Duca. Cheat, get on base anyway you can (big cackles)."
• Most memorable name from the Happy Birthday list projected on the centerfield scoreboard: Shakey Moo-Moo.
• On the 7 train home, 2 young businessmen sitting next to each other, surrounded by standing Mets fans, were both deeply engrossed in their respective books, L-R: Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand; The Hottest State, Ethan Hawke.
(btw, Piazza went 1-4 with a meaningless single, and was given a standing ovation when he struck out in his first at-bat. Mets won 3-2.)