6:41: It’s pouring. Daniel Marcus is next to me and utters: “It’s downright biblical out there“. Proof:
6:45: The media lounge does not provide free food. Soda, popcorn, yes. Food no. I hit up Blue Smoke instead. Better choice.
6:51: Ken Rosenthal is sitting behind us in the pressbox. No bowtie.
7:00: Sodas are free. My bladder is up for the challenge.
7:10: Marc Carig is having wayyyy too much fun with this whole chicken thing.
7:19: Rosenthal’s a joker:
The immortal @ken_rosenthal is sitting behind me in the box.
Ken, to a Twitter heckler:
@Peter_M_Francis @jason_iiatms Accurate. But I bet you wouldn’t say that to my face!
hey @Peter_M_Francis, don’t rip him, @ken_rosenthal is a stand up guy. Kidding aside, good to be here with him.
7:25: Field staff on the tarp. Taking it off momentarily?
7:27: Tarp’s coming off
7:43 While waiting for the teams to come out, here’s the text of a chat Brien and I did with Vinny from Metsblog:
Vinny Cartiglia: I find that no matter who the Yankees are playing — even if it is a NL East team — I have a hard time rooting for them; even though I know I should.…