Yes, I’m a Mets fan. I have been for some time. It’s hard to be a Mets fan, but I love the underdog.
Conforto is an amazing young player and such a cutie. He shows grace under pressure, can hit like a more seasoned player, and is a good outfielder. I’m looking forward to seeing so much more of him.
Plus, he’s only the third player in baseball history to have played in the Little League World Series, College World Series, and Major League World Series. Plus, as a rookie, he hit two home runs in a World Series game, a feat that hasn’t been done since 1996.
I’m happy to say I’ll be going to a game in a week. Against the Nationals which should be fun since the Mets and Nationals are battling for first.
By slgckgc on Flickr (Originally posted to Flickr as “Michael Conforto”) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
My Amazin’ Mets may be in the midst of a pennant race with the Washington Nationals, but there is no denying that outfielder Bryce Harper is one delicious piece of Man Candy! Plus, he’s an amazing ball player. in 2012, Bryce was the first rookie ever chosen for the All-Star team and was the National League Rookie of the Year that year. Since then, Bryce has racked up amazing numbers and is considered one of the best in the game.
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If you’d like to see more Bryce, click here to see Bryce on the cover of ESPN magazine!
Wow, dare I believe? The Mets swept the Nationals and are now in a tie for first place. As much as I thought this was possible, having it be a reality is . . . Well, I’m a Mets fan. We are diehard optimists up until that very last day of the season. I even think that this year we’ll see some playoff action and who knows what else. Dare I dream of a World Series spot? You bet I will!
Part of the reason for that is a stable of talented young arms, including Jacob deGrom who pitched an amazing inning at the All Star Game, throwing only 10 pitches to retire the side. Wow. An All-Star record by they way. Not to mention that he was the National League Rookie of the Year last year!
[[File:Jacob deGrom, New York Mets Spring training, March 7, 2014 (13023488203).jpg|thumb|Jacob deGrom, New York Mets Spring training, March 7, 2014 (13023488203) – By slgckgc (Jacob deGrom) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]]
The caravan from NJ started at 7:30 when my buddy Lois Winston came to my house. Headed down to South Jersey and changed cars to go with Rayna Vause and Melinda Cooke, two other writing buddies from Liberty States.
Made it to DC without any problems at lunch hour and started working. Had to get changed in the bathroom because the room wasn’t ready, but what the heck!
Went to a great booksellers/librarians event where I met some old friends and made new ones. It was also great to see some of my author buddies there, like Kimberly Raye Terry (check her out in this month’s Cosmo), Sue Krinard, Berta Platas, Anna Destefano, Amanda McIntyre and so many others!
Then a quick break before heading off to the Literacy Signing. It was sooo amazing to see that many authors in one spot. You could feel the energy. I was sitting by my pals Berta Platas, Barbara Pierce and Andrea Pickens. Always nice to see them as well as Allie Pleiter. We’ve been sitting together for years now at the signings.
Then it was off to the first ever RWA gathering of the Liberty States Fiction Writers. It was so nice to have both local and long distance members sit down and share meal, be able to chat about all kinds of things.
Finally, sleep. So tired after all the running around.
If you want to check out photos from the first day, please click on this link!
More for you tomorrow!