My Mets Journal
April 20, 2011 4:17 PM   Subscribe

"My NY Mets sketchbook. I create an entry after each Mets game or commentary on the crazy stuff going on around the team."
posted by clorox (9 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My favourite squadron.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 4:32 PM on April 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

I saw the Mets twice, I think. Once for my birthday. A whole group of us went to Shea. Of course, it rained and they lost.
Years later I was reading Spider-Man. Pete's remembering how Uncle Ben used to take him to Mets games. He's watching them. They lose, and it rains, and he remembers how that always happened with Uncle Ben.

I don't follow sports much but I'm still attached to the Mets.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:02 PM on April 20, 2011

Nice work. Reminds me of old-school newspaper work.
posted by FrankBlack at 5:47 PM on April 20, 2011

Big Yankee fan here who admits to a certain amount of schadenfraude (Sp?) watching the Mets. But, this is good. I will read it. Agree with FrankBlack that this reminds me of old school newspaper reporting. Like the guy in the Natural who was sketching in the press box. I just hope that Joe Petruccio can keep it up without getting too discouraged. It will be a long season for Mets fans.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:46 PM on April 20, 2011

Gosh, this neat! He really captures the intense love that Mets fans have for their team while also catching the frustration we feel watching them play bad baseball.

Actually, as a lifelong Met fan, I'm genuinely relieved about this season. They're going to stink on ice. Fine, I can live with that. I fell in love with this team permanently in 1979 for pete's sake. Just no more collapses or front running, please. Ugh. Either dominate the league or be a scrappy come from behind team. That's what we expect. We like teams with heart. The "We're loaded with talent but have no heart" era can't end soon enough for me.
posted by KingEdRa at 10:22 PM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Had a bad day and this really lifted me up, totally unexpectedly. Thanks for posting this, I love my Mets, despite all.
posted by thinkpiece at 2:35 AM on April 21, 2011

The Mets have plenty of heart. They just don't have consistent offense. Or pitching.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 6:46 AM on April 21, 2011

Love this. Growing up in the New York area and being a huge sports fan, I was always a huge fan of Bill Gallo from the NY Daily News. It's awesome to see someone continue sports commentary in an illustrated fashion, with a contemporary spin.
posted by tommccabe at 1:56 PM on April 21, 2011

As a Phillies fan, let me just say that I'd need a steak knife to hack my way through all the schadenfruede.
posted by Toby Dammit X at 8:25 AM on April 22, 2011

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