(Heard during the first inning of last night's not-so-hairy game)
Keith: Delilah, forget about it!
Gary: No Sampson's on this ball club!
What can you say about a game that featured most of the Mets with shaved heads and SNY reporter Kevin Burkhardt in a kayak? I laughed so hard most of the game I found it hard to take notes. I did catch Keith saying repeatedly that he would not have shaved off his hair, but that he would have "met them half-way and shaved off my moustache." Gary came up with the perfect follow-up question: when was the last time Keith shaved off the 'stache? Keith replied, "I shaved it once in '88 and I promptly grew it back. I shaved it off for some stupid reason. What a mistake."
And Burkhardt seems to be Keith's new whipping boy. Just check out this exchange when the kayak was out in McCovey Cove:
Keith: "Your wife called, she wants to make sure that you made sure she's the beneficiary of your life insurance policy."
Kevin: "Gee, thanks for the confidence in me brother."
We'll be going quiet again for a few days--I can't hear the game at work today; I have company in town Friday through Sunday and then I'm going to Monday's game, taking someone who's never been to a major league game, which ought to be a treat for both of us.