The Ballad of Taylor Teagarden
So yesterday, FoC makes his second appearance of the season at Citi Field courtesy of a friend who scored amazing tickets, section 317, one of the few sections in the entire stadium with absolutely no obstructed views. Indeed, we were sitting just below Bob Uker who was doing the game on television for the Brewers. Our buddies, Gary, Keith, and Ron, were also above us but to the left.
Sit down and am less than thrilled to see the lineup with the Dice K behind the plate, Ruben Tejada leading off, and Taylor Teagarden batting seventh, replacing Travis d'Arnaud behind the plate.
Magoo and I were going nuts about this yesterday. We have a highly touted catching prospect raking AA. He's 23 years old. Why not bring him up. Some disagreed with us. Some agreed. Regardless, I'm now sitting here watching Taylor Teagarden catching for the Mets.
Game starts, Dice K does his El Duque impersonation of a crafty, smart pitcher, Ruben Tejada is smashing the ball all over the place, and then we see Teagarden. First time up, strike out. Second time up, strikeout.
Third time he comes up with the bases loaded and im standing up, yelling in a very condescending voice, "Come on Taylor, you can do it, the weight of the world is on your shoulders, all 2,400 people here tonight are watching your every move. We have confidence in you Taylor, come on.....
And then the SOB hits a grand slam home run. The entire section is looking at me, pointing at me, as if somehow, I had something to do with that. That's when i texted the PSD forum that a church is born. Gotta promptly named it "The Trinity of Teagarden."
Mets win 6-2 and afterwards, I look at my ticket to see, printed on it, a picture of, you guessed it, Travis d'Arnaud.
They thought so much of this kid that they put his picture on the tickets for yesterday's game on section 317. I wonder what section David Wright got?
Last edited by fanofclendennon; 06-11-2014 at 09:32 AM.
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