Thursday, November 5, 2009

Goodbye to baseball '09

    Well - now that the baseball season is officially over, I can finally exhale. I am a total Mets junkie, and have been since 1962. I even wrote a book about the in 1986 - "25 Years of Baseball Magic." I've thought of doing a sequel - a 50th year anniversary celebration, in 2011...but now I'm not so sure. Well, at least the Yankees won, so my nearest rival (the Phillies) can't repeat. All that being said, I am reminded of how promising the beginning of the baseball season was for me. Citi Field opened to great pomp and circumstance, and I was a guest at the formal debut of the Jackie Robinson rotunda. I reunited with Jackie's widow Rachel, and her kids Sharon and David. And that night, the Mets actually managed to win! I even wrote an essay about the occasion for the Vineyard Gazette!

The Mets starting team, all wearing Jackie's uniform number.

                                         Chaos on the infield.

     Alas, it was not meant to be a memorable season.....but these pictures remain so. There's always next year!

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