Diamond Hogger Mom Visits Spring Training!

My mother and some of her friends are in Florida for the week. They’re in Port St. Lucie, about a mile from the Mets Spring Training complex. When I heard that she was seeing the Mets play the Marlins, I went nuts!!!! I told her that the Mets were possibly a World Series team this year. She was not only cool enough to decide to go to a game without me urging her to, but nice enough to email me some pics by request.

Remember: CLICK on the images to see them larger (this means you mom)

The mighty Beltran at the plate. Mom did a great job here of getting a shot of Beltran’s signature stance.

A pitch about to be delivered at Tradition Field. It has a capacity of 7,347 people. Today 5,658 crossed through the turnstiles including the World’s Greatest mom.

I told my mom I wanted some pictures of Carlos Beltran. It looks like he’s wearing some kind of helmet here. Beltran went 1 for 4 on the day. Will this be the year that he finally earns the huge contract New York paid him to bring him to the Big Apple?

Jose! JOSE JOSE JOSE! The cover boy of the video game I am currently pretty happy with, Major League Baseball 2K8. Reyes is an electrifying player and has taken over as the face of the Mets franchise. He’s another I told my mom to make sure she’d get a picture of. She’d never heard of him.

Beltran rounding the bases. Don’t pull a hammy bro.