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Friday, October 13, 2006

Go Mets Cards!

I've been a Tiger fan since I was seven years old, and the Tigers are now one win away from being in their first World Series in 22 years. If they get there, they'll face either the St. Louis Cardinals or the New York Mets. The Cards would probably be the easier opponent--the Tigers swept them in a three game series in Detroit back in June. But I'm pulling for the Mets, because Carlos Delgado is their first baseman (he just hit a three-run homer for them, BTW). And Carlos is one guy who won't stand for the playing of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch.

Oops--just Googled to see if anything has changed. It has. When Delgado joined the Mets last November, they told him he would stand for "God Bless America," and he caved.
He said at the November 28 press conference announcing his trade to the Mets from the Florida Marlins, "The Mets have a policy that everybody should stand for 'God Bless America' and I will be there. I will not cause any distractions to the ballclub.... Just call me Employee Number 21." And we saw him grin and bear it when Jeff Wilpon, son of Mets CEO and owner Fred Wilpon, said, "He's going to have his own personal views, which he's going to keep to himself."
So screw the Mets--Go Cards!