Phillies. Mets. Round one.
There shouldn’t be more to say, but there is. Shea Stadium will host its final Opening Day, as it closes its doors after the 2008 season. There’s a chance they’ll be doing it with the help of Rick Astley. Web users “rickrolled” the Mets contest for a new eighth inning song, and Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” ran away winning. The Mets will feature that and five other songs during their first six games to determine their eighth inning song.
Two thoughts: Astley will win. People â€” me included â€” love the cheesiness of that song. Also, is there a purpose to the eighth inning song? Why bite off the Red Sox?
Anywho, this is the first meeting of the two teams since â€” well â€” everything. The Phils won the division, the Mets won nothing, a lot of talk occurred. Now here we are. Ready. Set. Play ball.
Phillies: Jamie Moyer (0-0), 7.36 ERA
Mets: Oliver Perez (1-0), 0.00 ERA
Gametime: 1:10 p.m.
Weather: 51 degrees, partly cloudy
Your gameday beer: We’re playing the Mets? Crack open the Arrogant Bastard Ale. Because that’s us â€” violent, crazy, wild arrogant bastards. It’s strong with some real malt flavor, but it’s also tasty with its citrus composition. Good with a hearty chili. A really, really good beer, and worthy of any blue-collar, red-blooded Philadelphian. Not those ignorant New Yorkers.