Weak week

MONDAY: The Mets were off. The Yankees were in Baltimore. No game for me.

TUESDAY: I had to be at work at 8pm, so I went to Shea but left immediately after batting practice. Frustrating. (But at least I got ten balls.)

WEDNESDAY: I was free for BP, but it started pouring at 3pm, so I stayed home all day (and took a boring nap) and went straight to work for my 8pm to 2am shift.

TODAY: The Yankees have an off day, and so do I. The Mets played an afternoon game at Shea, but I don’t do day games after night games (hey, kind of like Mike Piazza) because there’s no BP.

FRIDAY: The Yankees will be in Detroit. The Mets will host the Marlins, and it’s fireworks night. I hate fireworks night. There are too many people, and none of them leave the game early…except me, on this particular fireworks night because I’ll be working from 7pm to 1am, so I won’t even get to stay for all of batting practice. I’m thinking of skipping it altogether.

SATURDAY: The Yankees will still be in Detroit. The Mets will play Florida again, this time at 1:20pm. Another day game after a night game. No thanks.

SUNDAY: The Yankees will be getting swept in Detroit, and the Mets will be playing at 1:10pm. That’s too early. Shea will open at 10:40am. I’d have to leave my place at 9:30am, which means I’d have to wake up by 9:15am which, as far as I’m concerned, is the middle of the night. Anyway, it’s the July 4th weekend, and the stadium is going to be packed, perhaps even more than usual because of the Mets’ sensational promotion: Stars & Stripes Cap giveaway (courtesy of Delta Air Lines!) for the first 25,000 fans.

And then it continues from there, with day games (that I won’t attend) at Yankee Stadium on Monday and Tuesday (July 4th and 5th), and other nonsense after that. I have no idea when I’ll get to another game. Not good.


  1. Zack

    Mr. Ballhawk, is that you? Welcome aboard! I don’t know what it is with teams skipping BP after night games. It’s a recent phenomenon. Players/wimps need more sleep now than in 1992? That’s when I started going to a lot of games, and teams always took BP unless it was raining. I miss the good ol’ days.

  2. linville@gwu.edu

    You may not be going to a game… but I will be experiencing my first major league game ever on Monday. Aren’t you proud?

  3. Zack

    Ohhhhh! You’re going to Yankee Stadium, right? You’ll probably have a great time. I, however, am staying far away because there will be over 55,000 people there. Oy.

    I’m proud of you, and even if you don’t catch any balls, I’ll still be proud.

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