A lot of Green and some Cardinal Red
Bisons.com is at the impressive Wild World of Sports Complex (30+ fields) at Disney for the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves today.
A great crowd of about 10,000 is on hand for St. Patty’s Day at the ballpark. The Mets and Braves players are sporting special green caps and shamrocks have been painted on the infield dirt at second, short and behind the second base bag. Of course, the crowd has followed suit with plenty of green apparel.
With Johan Santana back at Tradition Field, the Mets are going with lefty Jonathan Niese today. One of the pitchers in the mix for the back-end of New York’s rotation, Niese has had the exact same pitching line in each of his first two spring starts: 2.0IP, 2H, 2R, 2BB, 2K.
The ceremonial first pitch went to Florida-native and Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin. Boldin was Florida’s High School Mr. Football in 1998 and attended Florida State University.
Boldin got a big hand for his pitch, but it paled in comparison to the one received by his mound escort…Goofy!