What a game! Great, fun, exciting and IMPORTANT win. But one only witnessed by 28,409 which is 1,198 fewer than the season average of 29,607. It's officially summer, the best story of the year was toeing the rubber, the hated Phils were the opposition . . . sure it was a Thursday but it's not like a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday . . . Would be nice to see RA sell more tickets for the long-term health of the club. I guess outside us junkies, casual fans have yet to buy the hype . . .
What shouldn't be forgotten in all the hoopla, is that in 1962, when the Mets came into being, they were joined by another team -- the Houston Colt '45s, who changed their name to the less violent and more cosmic Astros when they moved into the Astrodome -- the first domed, artificial turf sports stadium.
With David Wright returning on Friday, what sort of lineup do you all expect Terry to run out? I'd like to see Murph play every day at first or second, with Duda getting most of the time at first against righties and Turner getting most of the time at second against lefties, but Murphy and Turner will probably be in there every day with Duda coming off the bench. Sorta marginalizes the Irish Hammer's utility potential, but meh.