Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mets Walk-Off Win Sends The "Fan" Home Happy

Two games under .500 with less than a month to play in the season, it is no secret that the Mets attendance is down.  From giving away tickets to hiring Chinese actors, the team has tried many different things to help the situation.  However, on a night like last night, there is little you can do to put fannies in the seats. Combine the last place Pirates, inclement weather, a 43 minute rain delay and nine innings of scoreless baseball and you have the recipe for an attendance nightmare.

By the time the Mets came up to bat in the bottom of the 10th, the only fan left in the seats was Bruce Jensen of Middle Village, NY.  Fortunately, the Mets were able to send Bruce home happy when Nick Evans singled in the winning run in the 10th.

After the game, Evans spoke about the importance of Jensen's support.  "He was our 10th man tonight.", said Evans.  "It was quiet, so you could hear him cheering and shouting very clearly from the field.  I am just really happy we could pull this one out for Brucie."

Jensen will be back in his seat tonight when R.A. Dickey takes the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  With a better weather forecast and no football to compete against, the Mets are expecting a raucous crowd of at least seven to eight thousand.

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story.


  1. I'll be there tonight in Section 519 for $3.25. Hopefully the Upper Deck is empty and if not, maybe they'll ask people to go downstairs. No waves, no idiots standing up trying to find their beer money and no crying kids. Wow, just baseball!!!

  2. I'll be there too in my usual seat in 528. It's weird. The thought of tiny crowds makes me a little giddy. Guess it takes me back to the 90's.


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