Good Guy Bad Guy
Around the Blogs at the All-Star Break
Andrew Vazzano over at ‘Ropolitans rants about the Sign Guys — in particular, “Bad Sign Guy” and “Good Sign Guy”. Also have to agree with Andrew on his opinion of the two bald guys who walk around the stadium in orange suits. There’s only one Cow-BellMan … all the rest are pretenders.
Personally, I miss the “original” sign guy, the one you always see on the old Mets highlight reels from 1969 and 1973, the one who held up the “Ya Gotta Believe” placard. I don’t *think* Andrew’s “Good Sign Guy” is that guy.
By the way I’d have no idea what a “placard” is if not for Casey Stengel (anyone else remember that vintage interview of Casey, talking about ” … children carrying placards and yelling ‘Metsie Metsie’ …” ?).
Dana Brand’s “All Star Break” post includes a fitting passage that may apply to many of us:
“The last nine games have altered everything. … What’s most fun is having what we had in ’73 and ’01: that sense, that although we were heading for the exits, we have to get back to our seats. We were, as you may remember, just about ready to turn our attention to the other things is our lives and worlds. Now the Mets are back, better than ever …”
Finally, “Coop” writes a lovely, moving tribute to Derek Jeter, in honor of the last All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.
Meanwhile, please expect to continue to see some weird things here at MetsToday as I continue with technical upgrades.