Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This is it and the Song of the Day

Well, fellow Metsian folk, we have arrived at game 162. In an alternate universe, the 2012 Miami Marlins and the 2012 New York Mets are tied for the division lead heading into this afternoon's match-up, and one will avoid a one-game wild card playoff. Unfortunately, that's not the way it is, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun for another 9 innings before grudgingly giving way to non-Orange-and-Blue playoffs, which will be pretty awesome per usual once our sighs go away.

(Oh, just so I don't completely miss it, his abdomen was ripped THE ENTIRE TIME?!)

I've been preparing for the offseason by getting knee deep in New York: A Documentary Film, as I've mentioned here recently. It is absolutely fantastic, and I advise you all prepare for your offseason the same way. We're gonna need something to do when there's no Mets baseball on. Might as well ride these epic documentaries out. It is a fascinating, atmospheric look at how certain decisions for one region can send history soaring towards where we are today, including our Orange and Blue history. For there are no Metropolitans without the Metropolis.

I just wrapped up Episode 3, which takes us to the end of the 19th Century. They detail a song about the ole neighborhood that became "one of the most popular songs ever written about New York City." As the tune began, I noticed familiar notes that sing, "East Side/West Side," which our excellent Mets tune obviously paid homage to when it was time to record in the early 1960's.

First, since I'm feeling a little melancholy, here is the actual documentary version of the song.

Enjoy game 162 everyone.

Now, let's pick up the pace.


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