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The Time We Ran Into Alex Rodriguez

With baseball season upon us, we would like to take a moment to discuss baseball’s most hated man: A-Rod.

Alex Rodriguez
[image via: atlantablackstar]

We are not fans of A-Rod the player.  He, along with many other greedy players and owners have sullied the sport and chipped away at the fun of watching baseball.  At the same time, we had a run in with A-Rod this winter that let us form an opinion of A-Rod the man.  It is our one and only time that our paths have crossed.

We were in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  At 6th Avenue and Sterling Place to be exact.  We were standing at the southeastern corner waiting for the light to change so that we could safely cross to the southwestern corner of 6th Avenue.  The light changed to green and we noticed that one single black BMW was waiting for the light with us.  We were far from a rush and know that BMW drivers tend to be d!cks who will cut pedestrians off to pass in front, so we decided to wave and let the car go in front of us.  The driver waved back to signal for us to cross.  It was at this moment that we realized that the driver was Mr. Suspension himself, Alex Rodriguez.  Now this game of politeness became real.

We waved the car on a second time.  Then he waved back a second time.  So we waved a third time and the BMW began to cross in front of us.  We won the battle of politeness, or so we thought.  A-Rod though, being the man who needs to win, decided to throw us up a thank you wave and smile.  He got the last laugh and won at our game of politeness.

A-Rod: jerk of a baseball player, but also good person who is top of the line when it comes to pedestrians having the right of way in NYC.  Go figure – and no, this is not a fake post for April Fools.

World’s Worst Multitasker

We came across the world’s worst multitasker while at the New York Mets game on Sunday.

While the above photo was taken as officials were finalizing the field before the start of the game, this man continued to watch and listen to the INDY 500 during the first three innings as we sat behind him (we got up and went elsewhere due to the heat).  The dude spent money to sit at a baseball game and watch another sporting event altogether.  Worst multitasker ever!

Or, this could simply be proof that Major League Baseball is too boring to watch…

The Mets Official Cheez Doodle

With the New York Mets being four games above .500 this season, it’s looking to be a successful season, which is something that couldn’t be said in many years due to Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel screwing up the team more and more with each passing minute.  But Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have been trying to fix their inherited mess for over a year now, and it’s clearly getting better.  There’s hope for the team full of young men who want to play, who play hard and who want to win.  But we think that there’s another secret reason for the success: the Mets have finally decided on an Official Cheez Doodle!

Yes, the secret to success in all aspects of life is knowing who you have as an Official Cheez Doodle.  I can haz cheez doodle!

The New York Mets And Cow Bell Man

Opening Day has arrived today for the New York Mets.  Not many people are expecting them to do well this year, yet are still clinging to hopes of a miracle.    We are just hoping that after paying money to see some games in person, after traveling all the way out to the butt end of Queens, after going through security, and after paying for overpriced food and drinks,  we won’t hear Cow Bell Man.

Cow Bell Man is a faux mascot of the New York Mets.  From what we hear, he’s a man who has a day job in the healthcare industry and has season tickets.  He also LOVES to walk around the stadium and bang a stick incessantly against a cow bell.  Henceforth, he’s come to be known as Cow Bell Man.   It seems to be a way for him to get some attention that is completely unnecessary and takes away enjoyment from the game — because when it comes down to it, a grown man banging a cow bell for hours on end is foolish and rude!!

As one might guess, we find Cow Bell Man to be ridiculously annoying.  He makes being at the stadium feel as though one is in an unregulated 1930s psychological experiment that was designed to see how many hits of a cow bell it takes before one wants to put the cow bell in concrete and then throw the cow bell into the ocean so that it can never be hit again — the same feeling occurs when watching Mets games at home on television.

So, New York Mets, you’ve done pretty well this offseason.  You did the smart thing by not resigning Reyes (who gave up in the 9th last night, how did he not even come close to getting to 2nd base on that dribbler to the pitcher when he started on 1st), you brought in the outfield walls, you turned the walls back to blue, and you managed to have your owners do the right thing and settle the Bernie Madoff thing for the correct price.   Now please, do the right thing and STOP Cow Bell Man from being a nuisance and taking away from the game.  Thanks!

The Mets Can’t Even Fill The Player Parking Lot!

The New York Mets have done so horrific for the past few seasons that they have ongoing troubles filling up the new stadium…

Not only that, but they even have trouble of late filling up the PLAYER parking lot!

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