> If MLB does put a team back in Montréal, they
> would have to do half of the contests in English
> and half in French.
They've been half and half for as long as I can remember. Danny Gallavin or René Lecavalier. Not to mention Roger Doucet. Anyway, I'm rooting for them. There's room for baseball even in the hockiest of hockey towns.
> I wonder at times is it more his agent or is it
> Rendon's slowly understanding just how much he
> really is worth to that team, or, any team that
> might sign him. Mind you, I am not imputing any
> false humility to Rendon, it is more that he is
> just a laid-back kind of guy.
Players hire agents. Scott Boras has been a popular and successful one. It's his clients who have the final say though and they usually get what they want.
> Perhaps, but I do not have that much experience
> with sitting in the same seats.
We've had these for several seasons now. Since they're available, the wife wants to move back by one row next year to make it easier to talk to the people we always talk to. Sounds reasonable. Shouldn't have to re-learn the strike zone on account of that.
> I never liked any of the seats behind the plate,
> really. I much prefer the baseline seats.
Agreed. I prefer the 3B side by a bit. The wife went along at first because she wanted to sit as close to Zimmie as possible, but she's learned the finer points since. That said, we've had the same Spring Training seats down in West Palm Beach the past two years, and those are to the right of the plate, in line with the LF foul line. Those are wonderful seats for that park. But the big thing at Nats Park is still to be out of the sun and rain and also near some air conditioning for when those high 90's day games come along. 3B side also has a better view of the scoreboard of course and is closer to the parking lot. Those are other things to consider.
> There is nothing wrong with any of the new ones,
> even Camden, after they fixed the orientation of
> those upper deck seats.
As I recall, they had to redo the lower deck down the LF line as well. If you sat straight, all you ever saw was the left fielder.
> They were a sorry team, but their fans loved them.
The Mets at the Polo Grounds were so much more than just National League baseball. Manager Stengel was from a different planet, and so were at least two of the 3-man radio and TV broadcast team. It was all a delight about so much more than mere winning or not winning. As Shoeless Joe Jackson says in Field of Dreams, 'It was a GAME.'
> Is wife a Red Sox or Mets fan?
Her intense hatred of the Yankees comes I think from having grown up a Tigers fan. Just to my right is the Al Kaline shrine that she has constructed here. His rookie card, autographed ball, various other mementos and memorabilia. She was a Mets fan (we used to have one of THESE
on the wall) when we briefly lived in Jersey (Morris Plains) and an O's fan once we moved down here. All Nats though once rumors about the Expos began to swirl. Me, I mostly just love baseball.