Overheard outside Shea Stadium while I waited for a friend before going inside:
Mother to boy, presumably at his first game:
“No, it’s not air-conditioned. It’s outside.”
Woman on the phone, explaining where she was standing:
“It’s between Gates C and D — cat and David.”
Certainly a big-time Mets fan who will no doubt become that old woman bundled up in her Mets blanket with her Mets jacket on wearing the Mets hat she knitted herself who is shown on Fox’s coverage of the 2030 World Series, as she pointed out the Mets and visiting players will call window:
“We saw Joe McEwing’s parents picking up their tickets there one day.”
1.) Oh, sweet, naive child.
2.) Why “cat and David”? Is “dog” not the logical pairing with “cat”? And she didn’t say it this way once, she said it two or three times.
3.) This was your dyed-in-the-wool, hardcore Mets fan from Long Island. She said this with an air of superiority, a sense of accomplishment and in the tone of voice that says, “I’m saying this because it’s impressive and import and you should be impressed.”