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Monday, September 29, 2008

NBC: Robinson: NEGATIVITY ENVELOPS SHEA STADIUM’S SAD ENDING

And negativity don’t pull you through
Don’t put Ted on the air
When the Mets are down on Rue Morgue Avenue

What struck me most Friday was the negativity. Florida scored two runs in the first inning and the rest of the night was mired in a cloud of gloom.

Yes, the economy is part of the reason. Shea Stadium crowds are always littered with Wall Streeters and last Friday night seemed to have a large percentage of those who were blowing off steam and getting Heinekenized and Budweisered.

Before the game I saw Mets general manager Omar Minaya and told him something that appeared in this blog last September—I believe the Mets would have made the playoffs last year if they had played the final week on the road. I still believe that and double down on the thought this year.

...During my years as a broadcaster for the Mets, I wondered why the booing at Shea Stadium was so vicious. I have heard such booing often during the final Mets games of the last two seasons. After Sunday’s game – which turned out to be the last ever at Shea Stadium—I heard cheers. And I can’t help but wonder why over my years of watching the Mets I had not heard them more often.

Repoz Posted: September 29, 2008 at 10:04 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, mets, television

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   1. Win one for Agrippa (haplo53) Posted: September 29, 2008 at 10:27 PM (#2960562)
Now at the risk of being unpopular, this reporter places the blame for all of this squarely on you - the Mets fans.
   2. rpackrat Posted: September 30, 2008 at 04:25 PM (#2961172)

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