Jerry Manuel Likes Citi Field

manuel-ghandi-smAfter last night’s ballgame, and during the postgame show on SNY, Mets manager Jerry Manuel was asked how Citi Field “played”, and whether he thought the expansive park was “fair”.

Jerry’s response:

“I like the park …. I like it …. I like the park … I like the way the park plays … I like the park … I like it …”

Brings back memories of Mikey and Life cereal, doesn’t it?

So, for those trying to decipher the message “between the lines”, it appears that Jerry Manuel likes Citi Field.

Or, perhaps he really likes his job, and knows what to say to retain his paycheck.

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  1. Taylor August 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    The Mets hit about the same HR/game on the road as at Citi. Mets opponents hit about the same HR/game against Met pitching at Citi as at their own home parks.
  2. Wendy August 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    Its just not the Mets year for their sluggers, what else can be said?

    Delgado and Beltran have been out of commission and Wright has been robbed of a lot of Home runs, not just at Citifield, how frustrating, but he is still our top run generator, doing his best.