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August 20, 2004

Rocky Mountain High


I write to you today from Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains (whatever that means). I'm visiting my sister, who works for USA Hockey out here and whose boyfriend is a cameraman for the Rockies. As such, we were able to secure cheap (read: free) tickets to the Mets-Rockies game on Thursday afternoon. The scheduled starters were Al Leiter and Jeff Fassero, but thanks to Wednesday night's rainout, we were treated to relatively-new Met Kris Benson and former Met Shawn Estes.

I've seen the Mets enough times this season that I wasn't completely disapppointed by the lineup they trotted out there, but I was still a bit taken aback when I saw the following motley crew posted on the scoreboard before the game:

Gerald "Ice" Williams, LF
"Super" Joe McEwing, SS
Todd Zeile, 1B
Richard Hidalgo, RF
Mike Cameron, CF
David Wright, 3B
Vance Wilson, C
Danny Garcia, 2B
Kris Benson, P

Lineup holes notwithstanding, these Mets laid waste to the Rockies, 10-3, as Benson pitched respectably and Cameron and Hidalgo blasted homeruns. Cameron drove in four runs, but "Ice" Williams was the surprise of the game, going 3-for-4 with a triple and 2 walks. He's had only 36 at-bats for the Mets, but is currently hauling a .278/.381/.500 line. That's about all you can ask for a part-time player/injury call-up/spot starter.

The Mets went on to take the second game (which I didn't see) to sweep the double-header and take the series from the Rockies.


Comments

Hm, USA hockey, Eric, when I need a contact, remind me of your sister.

Posted by: Matt - August 20, 2004 at 04:21 PM EST

You know I will.

Posted by: Eric Simon - August 20, 2004 at 07:47 PM EST

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