You’ve voted right?? Well, vote again! Often! You’ve got until Sept. 6. Let’s wrap this up for my boo, folks.
The next time the Mets, Screenvision, and the Clearview Ziegfeld combine forces to put the game on the big screen, I recommend you go. It was the closest thing you can get to being at the game. Mr. Met was there. The Pepsi brigade was there. They had an organist! There were vendors in the aisles, hot dogs and beer, singing Meet the Mets, the 7th inning stretch, Pepsi shirts being thrown around. And look! I got this pom pom by asking nicely, even thought it was supposed to be only for kids. That’s Coop underneath–hi Coop!
Even better? 1969’s Bud Harrelson stopped by to talk to and joke with the crowd between innings. As did SNY’s own Chris Cotter and Lee Mazzilli! Mazz did a goofy dance in honor of the famous "Ziegfeld girls" of yore. I missed capturing that gem, alas, but I got the tail end of his musings on what he likes about broadcasting. Not a great clip, but it can give you a sense of the evening:
There were other highlights. The crowd cheering Delgado on as he tried to continue his mini hot streak. Collective chants of "Paul Lo Duca! Clap clap clap-clap-clap" and "Endy! Endy! Endy!" And, of course, going wild when our golden boy David Wright knocked out a first inning bomb: