Sunday, May 20, 2012

Scary. but proud, moment for the Mets and their fans

Well, that was a little scary.

With the Mets up 6-5 in Toronto, closer Frank Francisco took the mound in the bottom on the ninth and allowed a walk and a hit. We’ve seen that kind of thing before.

But what we haven’t seen is FrankX2 bearing down and striking out the next three batters to give the Mets a much-needed win north of the border. 

Offensively, Mike Baxter was a home run short of a cycle, and the Monster Known as David Wright had two hits and two RBI, raising his average to .412.

Speaking of scary, the Philadelphia historic sites are crawling with both tourists and police. If you start hauling out Alternative Victory Flags and waving them about, you are likely to get stunned and dirty looks from one group and, well, a lot worse from the other.

However, Mets fans are bold and proud, even on Philly turf. I unfurled the flag outside the Liberty Bell Pavilion because, lacking an accomplice, I needed something on which to hang the flag. This is the rarely seen side view of the bell.   

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