Mr. Met is on the edge of his seat on the last day of the season. He hopes everyone cheers the team on today as they battle the Marlins. He's been chanting "Remember Tom Maine and do it again! Let's Go Mets!" all morning.
Kitty and Mr. Met are looking forward to Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals. Ever the traditionalist, Mr. Met is a little perturbed that the Reds don't play the first game of the season anymore, but he relishes the chance of showing St. Louis who is going to be the World Series champs in 2007.
Mr. Met is pleased with the play of his beloved Mets so far this post-season. He's obviously worried about the pitching situation with Pedro and El Duque out. With any luck the team will only have to play one game in Los Angeles.
So what's so ghostly about Mr. Met? Check here for his apparition.
You'll have to forgive Mr. Met's late appearance this week. After the Mets clinched their division Mr. Met decided to "party like we did in '86."
Mr. Met enjoyed a bottle of McNeill's Brewery Old Ringworm beer that I got when I was in Brattleboro this past summer. He also enjoyed a bottle of Fâmega vinho verde from Portugal. I know nothing about wine. I picked this up at Astor Wines because it was cheap ($4.69). My intent was to use it as a cooking wine but Mr. Met beat me to it. He did let me have a taste. It is light and effervescent and not overly sweet. I liked it so much I went back and got a bottle for myself. It's on a high shelf where Mr. Met can't reach.
The bucket was an impulse purchase. It was only $3.50 at a hardware store in the East Village. I have yet to find a use for it. Mr. Met says the bucket is a good place to be when Steve Trachsel is pitching.
Mr. Met loves the comfy chair! He says it reminds him of the chair that Casey sat in.
One of Mr. Met's favorite pastimes is reading books. Last time we saw Mr. Met reading it was a physics book. What are you reading today Mr. Met? That's an unusual plain brown cover on that book.
MR. MET!!! What the...??? You and Mrs. Met been married how long and you're only now reading that book?
Where'd you get that book Mr. Met? Did Pedro give it to you? Is this one of his jokes? That book is old. And, look, it says the book can only be distributed upon a doctor's recommendation. Who ever heard of such a book? It must have some dangerous ideas.
No, I don't want to look at the pictures.
If that's what men are susceptible to, what about women? "Tweeds and tobacco and leather and shaving lotions".
Somewhat antiquated notions of what attracts men to women and women to men aside, the book offers factual and perfectly sensible information. My parents owned it before I appeared so it must have worked. It is pretty shocking to see that the book could only be distributed on advice of a physician. Even more shocking is the short chapter on abortion. The authors are firmly against it. Not for any right-to-life reasons but because abortions were so dangerous to the mother before Roe v. Wade.
Look who's back! After a year's absence Mr. Met returns. And he's got a Dr. Who-like aura about him this week.
Mr. Met knows his fans have been concerned about his well-being. Although he can't reply to everyone personally,--his lack of an opposable thumb, or fingers, come to think of it, makes writing and typing almost impossible, he appreciates all the email and letters he has received during his absence. About his absence Mr. Met would only say he was tired of "only being the 'face' of the Mets with no involvement beyond that..." then, as often happens, he lost concentration and started mumbling to himself.
Though his colors are normally those of the Dutch flag, Mr. Met turns red, white and blue on Independence Day weekend. Mr. Met wishes everyone well this holiday and reminds everyone that baseball is America's national pastime.