Sunday, June 15, 2008

Rainy Anniversary

June 14th, 1994: Chants of "Let's Go Rangers" fill the air in New York as thousands watch the New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup in 54 years.

June 14th, 2008: Chants of "Let's Go Rangers" fill the air once again in New York as hundreds watch Ian Kinsler, Milton Bradley and and four of their Texas Rangers teammates slide across a tarp during a rain delay at Shea Stadium, before being ushered away by Stadium security. Because of course, if the Mets aren't having any fun, why should anybody else?

(You know, there used to be a time when a Met would do that. Now, the fact that our bunch has become joyless is evident by the fact that a team with a similar record is having oodles more fun than them. Then again, if the Mets had done that, you knew somebody was breaking an ankle. It's just in the stars.)

And apparently, it was mentioned on television that when the Rangers were playing slip 'n slide, they had already known that the game was called. Yet I can tell you that the announcement in the park wasn't made until a good 10-15 minutes after the Rangers were horsing around. Hope the Mets put that money from those extra 10-15 minutes of beer and poncho sales to good use.

3 comments:

Charity said...

All I could picture when I read that was Alou or Delgado doing that and breaking a hip....

katherine said...

and while the Rangers were playing in the rain, the Mets were in the clubhouse, warm and dry, taking their Geritol and complaining about "kids these days".

e said...

Don't worry, Charity - Delgado doesn't dive.