What a great day Monday was, the real start of the baseball season.
I can read about pitchers and catchers and inter-squad games all day long but until I see live baseball on TV the season is yet to truly begin. So I relished the chance to watch SNY’s first live game Mets v Nats.
But the big news broke even before 1st pitch was thrown when Beltran announced he would relinquish CF to Pagan and move to right.
Bravo Carlos for making this decision easy and drama free. It definitely scored him some points with the fan base. But even though I was elated to hear the news I’m also concerned about the state of LosB’s knee if he’s punting his position this early in spring.
As for the game:
Sure enuff the 1st ball hit to our new CF clunked off Pagan’s mitt as he went to the wall. It was definitely a tough play against a gusting wind but a Met fan had to appreciate the irony.
But Pagan responded with a solo shot to the opposite field. Yes the wind was blowing yesterday but I betcha Pagan exceeds his 11 bombs from a year ago.
Murphy looked pretty nifty defensively at 3rd making a couple of nice plays including an over the shoulder grab in foul territory. Maybe young Daniel will surprise us and hit his way into the starting lineup. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise.
Did anyone else catch Darling’s goofy haircut? Maybe he was just having a bad hair day but the normally smoove announcer was definitely sporting a weenie-do.