REAL baseball starts again this afternoon, as the Mets take on the Cubbies at Wrigley Field. I have made it to quite a few Major league Baseball parks over the past few years, and although some of teh new parks knock my socks off, nothing compares to Wrigley. If you consider yourself a baseball fan, you need to make a pilgrimage to this Baseball Heaven. Even though I'm a Mets fan if I were gonna scatter my ashes somehwere it would be Wrigley. It's just pure baseball. Hopefully the Mets will enjoy playing there this weekend as much as I enjoy visiting, and will sweep those friggin Cubs out of their own ballpark.
By the way, if anyone thinks I'm some kind of closet Cubs lover, I do need to say some things about that franchise. They have the dumbest fans in all of sports. Decades of inept ownership and bad management have led to their World Series drought, not a curse. At least the Red Sox had Babe ruth to blame their woes on. Cubs fans blame a damned goat and some geeky fan. Give me a break! The Cubs are woeful due to their own doing. Just as the most recent example, if they hadn't overused the arms of Wood and Prior when they first came up the Cubbies would probably have won the last two World Series. But no.
Oh, yeah, the All Star Break is over and I am ready to go! To hell with cursed magazine covers and cursed watches and black cats and whatever. David Wright shined in teh all star game and made more little girls fall in love with him with his Letterman appearance. Now it's time to get back on the field. It's time to turn it on and step on some necks!
By the way, today is my birthday. I turned 31 today, and Mrs. TransplantedMetsFan gave me a great Transplanted Mets Fan gift. I got a portable XM radio reciever. Now I can take Mets broadcasts wherever I go!
Lets Go Mets!!!