Daily Archives: April 6, 2009

It’s Opening Day Mets Vs. Reds, First Pitch @ 1:10: I’ve Been Waiting All Winter For This

If you are a baseball fan, than today is the day you have been waiting for all winter. It’s opening day and the Mets will be playing against the Reds in Major League Baseball’s traditional season opener in Cincinnati.  The game is scheduled to start at 1:10pm with the Mets ace Johan Santana taking the mound against the Reds Aaron Harang. 

Unfortunately for me, I will be working today and miss the live broadcast of the game. I’ll have to catch it on the replay later in the evening on SNY, I will however be listening in on the radio when time allows. I can’t wait.
To get myself and all of my fellow Mets fan’s psyched and our blood flowing in anticipation of a great and historic season, sing-a-long with me our fight song – Meet The Mets!!

Meet the Mets, meet the Mets,
Step right up and greet the Mets.
Bring your kiddies, bring your wife,
Guaranteed to have the time of your life.
Because the Mets are really sockin’ the ball,
Knockin’ those home runs over the wall.
East side, West side, everybody’s coming down,
To meet the M-E-T-S Mets, of New York town.

Oh, the butcher and the baker and the people on the streets,
Where did they go? To MEET THE METS!
Oh, they’re hollerin’ and cheerin’ and they’re jumpin’ in their seats,
Where did they go? To MEET THE METS!
All the fans are true to the orange and blue,
So hurry up and come on down –
’cause we’ve got ourselves a ball club,
The Mets of New York town!

Give ’em a yell! Give ’em a hand!
And let ’em know you’re rootin’ in the stands!
Come on and…

Meet the Mets, meet the Mets,
Step right up and greet the Mets.
Bring your kiddies, bring your wife,
Guaranteed to have the time of your life.
Because the Mets are really sockin’ the ball,
Knockin’ those home runs over the wall.
East side, West side, everybody’s coming down,
To meet the M-E-T-S Mets,
Of New York town,
Of New York town!



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A Coffin, a Flag, a Photograph


The New York  Times –

For the first time in 18 years, the Pentagon granted the news media access on Sunday night to cover the arrival of a coffin to Dover Air Force Base from overseas.
The coffin, draped in a flag and bearing the body of Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Myers of Hopewell, Va, was unloaded from a government aircraft by the military honor guard. Sergeant Myers, 30, was killed by an improvised explosive device near Helmand Province in Afghanistan on April 4, according to the Defense Department.

A ban on news coverage of returning war dead, which had been in place since the Persian Gulf War in 1991, was lifted by the Obama administration following a review of the policy by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

In the hours leading up to the transfer of Sergeant Myers’s corpse, Air Force officials received the consent of his family members — per the new policy — to grant members of the news media permission to be on hand.

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