I thought that yesterday's 12:10 start time was for the sake of all the summer camp kids in attendance. Who knew it was actually to accomodate open auditions for outfield and catching positions? Michael Tucker in left field; Rickey Ledee in right; Mike DiFelice behind the plate--yesterday's game was like watching an episode of The Love Boat. (Wasn't that Charo in the on-deck circle in the eighth inning?)
Despite it being "Second Banana Day," the Mets won easily, 7-3, sweeping a three-game set from the Padres. Further testement to the fact that Willie Randolph can take whatever Omar Minaya gives him and make it work.