Monday, April 01, 2013
So much to celebrate in Opening Day victory
Opening Day in New York means that winter is in its death throes here in the great Midwest, and not a moment too soon for the newly christened Gnome of Victory and Celebration.
Let’s count the things we can celebrate today:
First, the 11-2 destruction of the Padres, whom the Mets always seem to play on Opening Day. We usually beat them, too, unless it’s an extra-special day, like the first-ever game at Citi Field.
Jon Niese looked spectacular on the mound and at the plate, too, driving in a run and giving up just two in six-plus innings.
David Wright showed why he’s the captain, making big plays, stealing bases and doing all the cool things that we’ve come to expect from him.
More Cowgill! Yeah, get ready for a season of “I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Cowgill” SNL references after new centerfielder Collin made his Mets debut and hit a grand slam, forgetting that we usually give those up, not hit them!
Not a single Mets player was injured. Hey, the way we’ve been going, we’ll celebrate that today.
Across town, the Red Sox took care of business against the Evil and Ancient Empire, 8-2. Expect much weeping and gnashing of teeth in the Bronx this year, which is all good!