Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a contact with the Mets. I'll do some sleuthing into the Shakey Moo Moo thing. Right after I hit Florsheim for a new pair of shoes.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

I was there too.

I was sitting next to the guy who caught the baseball with his chest and commenced tearing up.

11:19 AM  
Blogger David said...

You mean Paul LoDuca?

11:19 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

thanks, David. and don't think the pain hasn't gone away from that Beltre comment.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it with Mets catchers?

Piazzi had the Penthouse centerfold. LoDuca the Playboy.

The should get with the NBA program where they just fuck centerfolds, not marry them.

Why not go after the Brazilian supermodels? They're more into rockers, footballers, shopkeepers (hotels & fasshion) and Euro-trash aristocracy, I imagine.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LoDuca was by far the least interesting thing to look at out there. But he can throw pretty fast over to 2nd base, right on the target. No fucking around there.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those old guys actually sound kind of fun.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those seats suck. No wonder they were free.

5:17 PM  

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