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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Los Mets

Fuimos al estadio Citi Field miércoles por la noche para ver a los Mets juegan los Bravos de Atlanta. Goya Food Company patrocinó una noche de entretenimiento hispano. Había una banda de mariachi y un grupo de bailarines latinos, y una película sobre Roberto Clemente, el primer pelotero hispano en ser inducido al Salón de la Fama. Había incluso un invitado locutor de megafonía, una mujer de Telemundo, quien presentó a cada jugador en español. Lo único que faltaba era Marc Anthony cantando "God Bless America"​​.

Which means:

We went to the Citi Field ballpark Wednesday night to see the Mets play the Atlanta Braves. Goya Food Company sponsored an evening of hispanic entertainment.  There was a mariachi band and a group of Latin dancers, and a film about Roberto Clemente, the first hispanic baseball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.   There was even a guest public address announcer, a woman from Telemundo, who introduced each player in Spanish.  All that was missing was Marc Anthony singing "God Bless America".

Overall it was a lovely evening.  So much for the bigots of this world.  Too bad the Mets lost. 

Though it wasn't all fun and games that night.  One of the Atlanta players, the pitcher Tim Hudson, suffered a terrible injury.  What should have been a routine play, Hudson covering first base for the out, became a moment I won't soon forget.  An accident, the collision fo two players.  I wasn't quite sure what happened, but it looked like the Mets batter,  Eric Young, either tripped Hudson or stepped on Hudson.  (I've since learned that Young stepped on Hudson's ankle, causing a severe  injury.)  Hudson went down onto the grass and didn't get up again, and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. 

We were sitting along the third base line, four rows back from the dugout, so it was hard to see what was happening with Hudson.  I'm told there were replays on the screen, but we never saw them.  Had to wait until we got home to see the video of the accident.  Funny thing is, we usually sit along the first base line, and would hve seen the accident up cose and personal if we were in our usual spot.

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