Talking baseball with my bowling teammate Randy in the middle of the New York Mets’ game five tussle against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night, my astute fellow sports fan mentioned that all the teams left this postseason claim blue as their primary color. And the Mets add red, said the native Syracuse guy.
Well, no, I corrected. The Mets’ colors are proudly blue and orange.
I was back home in the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood to cheer and celebrate the Mets’ win with my dear wife Karen.
Yesterday, the day of rest before they start the NLCS series in Citi Field against the Chicago Cubs, I did some online reading.
The powers that be flipped a switch for a stunning sight in Manhattan, I saw while reading the ESPN site.
The Empire State Building looks quite good in blue and orange, I say.
I’ll be watching game one tonight, Matt Harvey Day, vs. the Cubbies. The Windy City resurgent darlings took all seven games against the Mets this season. Alas, Chicago gang: All those games were played before the trading deadline, on which we altered out lineup with some key acquisitions. Yeonis Cespedes could have a thing or two to determine this seven-game series, and I’m glad to have veteran Kelly Johnson ready in the pinch as well. (Too bad that Juan Uribe is out again with that painful chest muscle injury.)
Nice work, Kansas City Royals, taking game one over the Toronto Blue Jays with a whitewash last night. Flying in the face of my Syracuse Chiefs’ former affiliation with the team north of the border and all those years I got to see big-time baby Blue Jays spread their Triple-A wings live here, I’m rooting for a Mets-Royals battle, so I can match wits with a blogging friend who’s all in for Kansas City.
Hear me, Michelle at Lipstick and Laundry? (I know, gang, I’m asking for it there.)
Here’s the link where I found out about that colorful Tweet above.
Who are you rooting for in the baseball playoffs, and why? What are your favorite team colors? What cool things may you have seen as a tribute to your squad?