• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 6/23/09

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    1. clintfsu813
      June 23rd, 2009 | 9:00 am

      Hopefully over these next 3 games we can party like its 1999…or 1996, lol

    2. Corey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 9:08 am

      so I went to the Mets game last night, had some pretty sweet seats…aside from 1 thing, I have to say…Citi Field > New Yankee Stadium. It is a gorgeous place to watch a game, with, from what I saw, no bad seats in the entire park. I was sitting field level in the right field corner.

      My 1 complaint? I went to the bathroom during the middle of the third, and when i came back the hitter (cant recall who) had already seen a pitch. The usher wouldn’t let me go to my seat until the AB was over. He said that’s the rules at Citi Field. Other then that, its really nice (could use more TV’s around the park, although i might be used to the new stadium where there’s a tv no matter where you look). Also beer is almost half price, I got the same exact beer same size for 6.50 where at the stadium it was 11. And, there’s this designated driver station at Citi, where if you go there and fill out a card pledging to be the designated driver, you get free soda. I clearly didn’t do that, but I thought it was a cool gesture. All in all, definitely catch a game at Citi Field.

    3. MJ
      June 23rd, 2009 | 9:23 am

      I was sitting field level in the right field corner.
      ——–
      Dude this is crazy. Not only have we been to the same games at Yankee Stadium but we’ve now sat in the same seats at Citi too. I wasn’t there yesterday but that’s where I sat for the only game I’ve been to in Queens.

      I agree, Citi is a great ballpark. The funny thing is that all the Mets fans I know have complained that they can’t tell its the Mets home ballpark. No pictures, no shades of blue or orange anywhere. I guess that’s why I liked it so much! LOL

    4. MJ
      June 23rd, 2009 | 9:25 am

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      Hopefully over these next 3 games we can party like its 1999…or 1996, lol

      Nah, I fully expect the Yanks to get swept. Tommy Hanson will dominate them tonight and Jair Jurrjens after that. Kevin Long and his hitters all have their heads up their asses with how they’re approaching AB’s lately.

    5. June 23rd, 2009 | 9:37 am

      Corey wrote:

      I went to the bathroom during the middle of the third, and when i came back the hitter (cant recall who) had already seen a pitch. The usher wouldn’t let me go to my seat until the AB was over. He said that’s the rules at Citi Field.

      OMG, that’s insane. What if the guy had a 15 pitch AB? They’re going to make you stand there for 14 pitches? I gotta check this out with some of my Met fan friends.

    6. June 23rd, 2009 | 10:05 am

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    7. June 23rd, 2009 | 10:28 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Corey wrote:
      I went to the bathroom during the middle of the third, and when i came back the hitter (cant recall who) had already seen a pitch. The usher wouldn’t let me go to my seat until the AB was over. He said that’s the rules at Citi Field.
      OMG, that’s insane. What if the guy had a 15 pitch AB? They’re going to make you stand there for 14 pitches? I gotta check this out with some of my Met fan friends.

      Yup. My Mets buddy confirmed it. It’s a policy to prevent people from walking in front of you, blocking your view, making you stand up and down, up and down, every two minutes while the game is going on…

    8. G.I. Joey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 11:24 am

      Corey wrote:

      And, there’s this designated driver station at Citi, where if you go there and fill out a card pledging to be the designated driver, you get free soda. I clearly didn’t do that, but I thought it was a cool gesture.

      They used to do that at the old Yankee stadium, but not anymore.

      MJ wrote:

      clintfsu813 wrote:
      Hopefully over these next 3 games we can party like its 1999…or 1996, lol
      Nah, I fully expect the Yanks to get swept. Tommy Hanson will dominate them tonight and Jair Jurrjens after that. Kevin Long and his hitters all have their heads up their asses with how they’re approaching AB’s lately.

      Unfortunately I had the same exact thought when someone asked me about this upcoming series.

    9. Corey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 1:19 pm

      MJ wrote:

      I was sitting field level in the right field corner.
      ——–
      Dude this is crazy. Not only have we been to the same games at Yankee Stadium but we’ve now sat in the same seats at Citi too. I wasn’t there yesterday but that’s where I sat for the only game I’ve been to in Queens.
      I agree, Citi is a great ballpark. The funny thing is that all the Mets fans I know have complained that they can’t tell its the Mets home ballpark. No pictures, no shades of blue or orange anywhere. I guess that’s why I liked it so much! LOL

      lmao @ the seats, but yea I agree with the Met fans in that aspect, there really is nothing mets in that entire stadium. The only thing that I saw was the old apple that was met related, everything else is related to ebbitt’s field. Steve Lombardi wrote:

      OMG, that’s insane. What if the guy had a 15 pitch AB? They’re going to make you stand there for 14 pitches? I gotta check this out with some of my Met fan friends.

      i agree! thats what i was yelling at the usher! I had to stop though because i saw security walking toward me as i was getting heated.

    10. Corey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 1:21 pm
    11. June 23rd, 2009 | 2:01 pm

      No Clash shirt for Queens Corey? ;-)

    12. Corey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 2:10 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      haha nope, i’m wearing it today

    13. YankCrank
      June 23rd, 2009 | 4:09 pm

      Do-or-die for Wanger tonight?

    14. Corey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 4:16 pm

      do.

    15. Corey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 4:19 pm

      in fact, im feeling so optimistic, i’ll say CMW will finally be back to a single digit ERA tonight

    16. June 23rd, 2009 | 4:35 pm

      You know, it’s funny. When Wang had that start up in Fenway, he was going so bad up to that point, and never pitched well in Fenway before, I thought to myself “Just watch, now, he’ll do the impossible and pitch a no-hitter.” And, I was really thinking he was reverse whammy his way into a no-no….well, that was until he gave up his first hit.

      I think that’s the way you have to go with Wang now. Just hope that he’s going to do well – because eventually, even a pitcher who sucks will throw a good game – and keep hoping that until we know for sure, that day, that it’s too late for him to do well (based on his pitching performance that day).

      I know, sounds crazy. But, what else did you expect from me? ;-)

    17. MJ
      June 23rd, 2009 | 4:40 pm

      Corey wrote:

      in fact, im feeling so optimistic, i’ll say CMW will finally be back to a single digit ERA tonight

      I’m not willing to write off Wang’s career just yet — we’ve seen plenty of pitchers have a horrible year and then bounce back the next — but I’m writing off 2009 for Wang. He looks completely lost out there and, yes, I’m even including his last start vs. Washington. I fully expect him to get bombed tonight.

      I haven’t felt this negative about the Yanks since the early part of the 2005 season or the immediate aftermath of the 2006 season.

    18. ken
      June 23rd, 2009 | 4:52 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      ….eventually, even a pitcher who sucks will throw a good game ….

      Wow. Going from MLB win leader over two seasons to this.

      Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: Graig Nettles talking about mid-70′s Yankee closer Sparky Lyle who had a great season followed by a bad one: “In one year he went from Cy Young to sayonara.”

    19. June 23rd, 2009 | 5:12 pm

      For the record, I’m not saying that Wang sucks as a pitcher. I’m just saying that even a pitcher who sucks can throw a good game, once in a while, by luck. So, if they can do it, there’s no reason – as bad as things have been for Wang this year – that he can’t, at some point, post a good one.

    20. Corey
      June 23rd, 2009 | 6:06 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      i saw redding do that last night. His line would have looked even better if Manuel knew how to manage and took redding out with the top of the order comin up. I called that last homer the bottom half of the previous inning.

    21. YankCrank
      June 23rd, 2009 | 6:41 pm

      And, I was really thinking he was reverse whammy his way into a no-no….well, that was until he gave up his first hit.
      —-

      Haha, i’m a big believer in the reverse whammy. Maybe it’ll come out tonight?

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