This Bud’s For You

Rheingold beer canThe long-awaited news of whether or not Budweiser will be available at Citi Field has finally been announced: no worries, Bud will be poured at Shea this season and be a “signature partner” at Citi Field.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen Rheingold Beer back at the ballpark … but that’s just me.

I guess this means I’ll once again have to walk six miles around the park to find the one vendor who carries something slightly palatable, such as Brooklyn Lager …

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  1. isuzudude March 18, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    any chance of bringing back rc cola?
  2. Walnutz15 March 18, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    Isuzu — if you’d like, I have a nice warm (sickeningly flat) can of RC on my desk at home from the 1986 Championship season.

    You’re more than welcome to it.

  3. isuzudude March 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    I actually gave up soda for 2008, but I’ll take you up on the offer New Year’s Day ’09. I’m actually a fan of flat soda, believe it or not.
  4. sincekindergarten March 18, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    “My beer is Rheingold, the dry beer,
    Think of Rheingold whenever you buy beer,
    It’s refreshing not sweet
    It’s the extra-dry treat
    Won’t you try extra dry Rheingold beer?”

    Bring back some memories, Joe?

  5. Walnutz15 March 18, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    Rheingold instantaneously makes me think of Bob Murphy — off topic here, do and of you guys have access to any good places where Murphy audio is stored online?

    I think it’s amazing that the man’s career spanned such a long period of time, yet there’s really nothing in the way of compilation.

    I was searching on YouTube over the weekend, and found some Mets “beauts” from the mid-80’s…….including “100 Winning Ways” from 1988, and the stoooooooooooooooopid “Think Big” video, starring Mookie, Carter, and McDowell — for some reason, I remember being at Shea for a Junior Mets Club clinic watching this on Diamond Vision….and thinking it was dumb back then!

    (Sponsored by Farmland Dairy…by the way.)

    Where can we go for Mets audio, people?

  6. joe March 18, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    SK, you brought a tear to my eye. And yeah, me too, ‘Nutz — there is a clear memory of Bob Murphy on the radio telling us to drink an ice cold Rheingold beer.

    As for audio, I have “meet the mets” as my ringtone … and also have several versions of the “Meet the Mets” as MP3s, as well as “Get Metsmerized” and “Let’s Go Mets Go” … but I’m sure the site will get shut down if I post them.

  7. julie March 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    Wow, I’ve got a Metsmerized decal right here under the glass of my desk and a Gallo pin from the 1969 series. And after the first line from the Rheingold jingle I remembered the whole song!
  8. joe March 18, 2008 at 11:48 pm
    Julie, any chance you can take a digital picture of the pin and/or decal? Would love to see them and post here on the site to share with everyone!
  9. julie March 19, 2008 at 3:59 am
    I can send you the Metsmermized decal if you’d like it. Pictures, heh, I can try.
  10. isuzudude March 19, 2008 at 9:36 am
    SK – nice job getting a mention in matt cerrone’s article on the health of Pelfrey & El Duque. I’d like to know how many speeding tickets you’ve accumulated driving faster than 81 mph…

    funny stuff

  11. sincekindergarten March 20, 2008 at 4:07 am
    Only one, ID, and it was for a Billy Wagner speed . . . a long, long time ago.