You know what makes for a good Sunday? A win (no matter how shakily attained), Two Boots pizza (did you know the owners are Mets fans!?), Mets bloggers (duh, we rock), and Dana Brand’s new book, Mets Fan. Oh! Also a party for Dana Brand’s book. Including a delicious from-scratch bloody Mary fashioned by a Mo Pitkins’ bartendress. For the atmospheric photo album, click here.
Dana went out of his way to make us bloggers feel welcome, for he, too, is a member of the fold. Pictured above (don’t blink while I link!) are, from the back row: Mike Steffanos of Mike’s Mets, Steve of The Eddie Kranepool Society, Dana Brand, Coop of My Summer Family, Caryn of Mets Grrl, SNK of You Can’t Script Baseball, and Me, of Here.
Also present was Kathy Foronjy, whose ambitious documentary Mathematically Alive (A Story of Fandom), premieres at the Coney Island Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29th.
Dana Brand read from three of his "fan"tastic essays, all of which were eloquent, insightful, and above all passionate. Indeed, he captures the highs, lows (um, September much?), sights, sounds, and emotions that we crazy nuts have gotten ourselves into (and wouldn’t dream of getting out of). Also it was his birthday. Happy Birthday, Dana!
Here are some bloggy photos for you to enjoy. And hey, if Aaron Sele and Scott Schoeneweis want to step up and be our heroes? Then I say all hail the Sele Schow. (Special thanks to Mets Grrl’s TBF for providing a radio-given play by play from the 9th to the 11th. I left the house between Heilman almost giving it away and Wagner having…issues.)