with Bart, Otis, and Sam
On the way to the game.
Otis brought the 7 train on the 7 train.
Bart and Sam intently watched every RA Dickey pitch knowing that this would be the last time they'd see him in person as a Met. Sigh.
We'll miss you RA Dickey!
Look how rested Bart looks in this picture - only days away from becoming a father of twins himself! I can't wait to start going to games with Dean and Elodie.
Otis kept asking questions all game about the number each Met wore. "Dad, Ruben Tejada wears 11?" He also kept saying that he didn't want to watch Jose Reyes play - perhaps this was in solidarity with the fact that Reyes is no longer a Met? Sam still refers to the Marlins as the Mets-Marlins and says that Jose Reyes will be a Met again when he is seven. This whole Blue Jays thing is really throwing poor Sammy for a loop.
- This game was the height of the boys calling Lucas Duda by the name of Naked Duda.
- On the way home, I was trying to figure out what number RA Dickey wears when Sam nonchalantly busted out with a 43. He was right.
- Dickey won his NL leading 15th game on this day en route to the Cy Young. A complete game, 1 ER, 10 strikeouts. Oh RA Dickey, we will miss you!
- Random thought - why are fans implored to throw back home run balls hit by the opposition but then it is considered perfectly acceptable to beg the ballboy for the exact same ball after he has picked it up? Just wondering.
- Otis must have been happy because Dickey stopped Reyes' 26 game hit streak. The other starting pitcher on this day was Josh Johnson. Who would have thought on this muggy August day that all three of those players would be on the Blue Jays next season? I mean, come on!