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I know you all look forward to our Friday editions of "What People Are Talking About This Week," but this week there were enough sports highlights that I decided to make a special Thursday edition.

Citi Field

R.A. Dickey gets yelled at

One of the best pitchers of the season (let's go Mets!), R.A. Dickey has been wearing friendship bracelets that his daughters made for him before he embarked on a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in January. For some reason, in last night's game an umpire decided that it was a violation of the uniform code and made him CUT THEM OFF on live television. His poor girls.

Felix Hernandez pitches a perfect game

My other (possibly now former) team, the Mariners, had an exciting day yesterday as well. Felix Hernandez became the 23rd player in major league history to pitch a perfect game and the third player to do so this season, a major league season record.

U.S. soccer team beats Mexico for the first time in Mexico

That's right: after a 75-year rivalry and 24 matches, the US finally managed to eke out a win over Mexico on their turf. Incidentally, Mexico just won the Olympic gold medal, though with an entirely different squad.





Have a nice Thursday!

The pros and cons of being a Mets fan

Liz and the Home Run Apple

As a Mets fan, I was thrilled when Johan Santana threw the very first no-hitter in franchise history last Friday, after a mere 8,020 games played by the team. It seemed an opportune time to speak for all of us who root for the Amazin's. Since a sense of humor is pretty much a requirement for being a Mets fan, here's a list of pros and cons for becoming a fan of New York's "other team":

Pros Cons
The Mets did not end up being the last team standing without a no-hitter. Sadly, that award goes to the Padres. Since the Padres are four years younger than the Mets, we might still end up being the team that went the longest before getting their first no-hitter.
The Mets have the best mascot in baseball. I've got nothing. I mean, come on...it's Mr. Met.
The Mets have an awesome theme song, which has been around in some version since 1961.("Meet the Mets") From 2007-2011, the Mets have the lowest winning percentage of any team in the majors who regularly uses a theme song written before 1963.
The Mets have the home run apple (see pic above), which is raised every time a Met hits a home run at Citi Field. Until this year, Citi Field was so huge that we didn't see the home run apple all that often.
David Wright/Johan Santana Jason Bay/Fred Wilpon
The Mets are the only expansion team to win more than one World Series. We play just across town from some other team that claims to have won 27 World Series.
Celebrity Mets fans include Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock and a myriad of others. Celebrity fans also include Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. That one hurts.

All kidding aside, I think the Mets are one of the most fun-loving teams in baseball; they genuinely enjoy playing the game and supporting each other along the way, through thick and thin.

What team do you root for? And why?

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Liz in the City

One of the perks of being based in central Connecticut is that New York City is only a few hours away by car or train. What follows is a “typical” day of playing hooky in the city.

8:17 a.m.: Awake (sort of) after snoozing my alarm several times. I don’t really like having to wake up at a decent time on my day off.

Liz and the Home Run Apple

9:12 a.m.: My boyfriend, Andrew, and I are driving to the New Haven train station to catch a 10:10 train, but we get stuck in traffic near Hartford. Hope we still make it on time, otherwise lunch plans are kaput.

9:52 a.m.: We get to the station in plenty of time, but the parking garage next to the train station is full, so Andrew drops me off to go get tickets and snacks while he finds a new place to park. He makes me promise not to leave without him. I guess, if I must.

10:02 a.m.: Andrew arrives, and we board the train with tix and water in hand.

10:10 a.m.: On our way to The City!

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