But I wasn't watching the proceedings on TV. We had tickets for a baseball game.
Or rather, two games. We had tickets for a single game Tuesday night, Mets vs. Cardinals. The Mets game scheduled for Monday night was rained out, so last night they played a single-admission double header.
We had great seats, on the third base line, over the visiting team dugout. There were a handful of Cardinals fans in the stands, and they were all seated in our section. Stands were half empty for the first game, which began shortly after 4:00 in the afternoon. Packed house for the second game.
The weather cooperated, neither too hot nor too cold.
I wore my Mike Piazza jersey, he's being honored this weekend, his number will be retired.
Syndergaard pitched the first game. Usually he's a joy to watch, but this time around he struggled. and he committed a fielding error that cost him the game. Game was slow to watch, with a few brief moments of excitement. They lost 3-2.
Colon pitched the second game, which was a more interesting game. They won 3-1.
The view from our seats -- yes, that is a plane over the Coca Cola sign, he's landing at La Guardia.
Number 31 will be added this weekend:
And the jets just kept on coming: