Monday, March 29, 2010

The return of the chocolate italian ice

Well, we're all here at Spring Training for our fifth year in the last six. Tradition Field is now Digital Domain Park, and the chocolate italian ice has returned to the lineup along with refreshing tangerine. We have been to three games thus far and haven't seen a ton to get excited about, but we're having fun anyway. We arrived Thursday night and went down to Jupiter on Friday to take in a game against the Marlins. Nelson Figueroa started and got shelled for seven in
2 2/3. Jennry Mejia got hit around a little, but the Mets came back to tie the game, which ended in an 8-8 tie. The next day we went to DDP to see the Mets take on the Nats. We saw Hisanori Takahashi give up his first runs of the spring and , despite a double, home run and stolen base from David Wright, the Mets lost 7-5 in 10 innings. Yesterday's game was packed with Cardinals fans. The Mets lost 10-5 and Pelfrey was knocked around pretty good. He claimed afterwards that he was working mostly on his secondary pitches. Today is our final game. It is at home against the Marlins. We have had a great trip and we will be sorry to go, but are excited that real games will be beginning in a week. I love this tradition and hope to continue it in years to come. I just hope they keep the chocolate italian ice, it's a winner!

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