To the left is one of my favorite cartoons of all-time. It is from the Far Side, written by Gary Larson. I am posting it here because, tonight, I am a glass-is-half-full type of person. Why am I a glass-is-half-full type of person? Because I just watched a highlight from the Orioles game, which was delayed not once but twice due to rain. And the Mets-Phillies game was delayed zero times due to rain, despite ominous skies throughout.
Anyway, enough about me. Let's talk about some things that will and some things that won't be in the paper tomorrow:
1) Citi Field. I don't know if you care to hear my impression of it, but I am going to give it to you anyway. I was searching for the right word to describe it, and I think I'm going to settle on "anti-climactic" (I can only hope that when I die, my life is not described as anti-climactic). The stadium is nice compared to Shea Stadium, but a plywood shack in a shantytown is nice compared to Shea. Maybe the problem wasn't Citi Field. Maybe it was me. I was expecting something big, something grand, something, you know, New York-ish. But it's just a new stadium. The black walls combined with the towering stands lends a sort of drab feel to the place, and you really feel enclosed. It's almost like somebody plucked the top off of a dome. I'll give the press box food a B+, but the concessions get an A. This might be the only place that beats Citizens Bank Park in variety. There's pizza, hoagies, traditional ballpark fare -- and that is only the places that I saw. The other drawback to the place is that there are 40,000 New Yorkers there. But I guess there is no way they could have changed that.