When Gerald Williams failed to catch Rob Mackowiak’s warning track fly in the first inning, a collective groan of “Beltran would’ve had that” could be heard all over Queens.
OK, that’s an exaggeration. It could be heard all over a mythical borough of Queens in which everyone was watching the Mets game.
Said MSG’s Ted Robinson, speaking (I think) of Ice’s defensive deficiencies, “baseball is a game of exposure.”
Indeed, and with the Mets’ past littered with examples including Cleon Jones, Joe McIlvaine, David Cone, Karim Garcia, and Leon Lee, one might say it is a game of indecent exposure.