Baseball Jeremiad


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The Happy Recap; or, The Vultures Go Hungry

I turned on the Mets game in either the twelfth or thirteenth inning and watched until its conclusion in the twentieth; it was so long ago I cannot recall.

I also have a hard time recalling a game with so many emotional ups and downs.

The Mets Blog has a recap of the game, so I won’t go into details.

However, the game has prompted me to draw a conclusion for which I will be publically castigated — most especially by my co-blogger-in-chief: Tim McCarver ain’t that bad.  In fact, all things considered, he’s pretty darn good considering the audience towards which FOX is programming.  More on this tomorrow…

Meanwhile, the Mets christened Shea Stadium as they buried it on this date in 1964, losing to the Pirates.

Stats of note from the game:

  • Stargell and Clemente went a combined 7 for 10;
  • Bob Friend went the distance for the win;
  • In the beginning of his third season in the big-leagues (but first full season), a 19-year old Ed Kranepool pinch-hit and failed to reach base.

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