By Mike Steffanos
Mets Win! Mets 3 - Nationals 2
Thanks for the baserunning, Washington. Soriano thrown out at the plate by Cliff Floyd in the eighth, down by a run with no outs. Then Vidro tries to stretch a single into a double and gets thrown out by Beltran for the final out. I've heard from people that were able to watch that the Mets blew both calls, but they were still dumb baserunning plays of the type the Mets made too many of last season. Nice to be on the other end of that.
Maybe Xavier Nady will grow on me...
Good to get this game out of the way, and get off to a better start than last year. It wasn't perfect, but if sure is sweet. Wish I could have seen it.
DirecTV and SNY Update
I've been contacted by people that have spoken to DirecTV representatives and have been told that a deal was in place with SNY and then SNY reneged on it. Gotham Baseball has been on top of this one. This is becoming a pretty sleazy story.
Update 5:30 PM
WFAN is reporting that there is now a deal in place between DirecTV and SportsNet New York.
I evened listened to Mike and the Mad Dog for a while because I was so hungry for more Mets. Then Chris Russo guaranteed the Mets would have lost the game if Soriano wasn't called out at the plate. "We're New York sports?" Radio is now off. God, those 2 guys suck...
Confirmation 5:40 PM
Newsday's Neil Best confirms SNY - DirecTV deal.