Now, your team is leading 2-0 at the top of second place with a runner. Butterflies in your stomach have grown to the size of elephants. You have work to do. All that other stuff shouldn’t matter, not now that you’re on the plate. You take a powerful swing when you break the pitch from the opposing team’s All-Star bowler and knock it down. Oh man, that ball is flying over the right player’s head. Your mom, dad, family and friends get on their feet and start screaming.
While running below baseline one, you just can’t believe what’s going on. The ball you hit lands on the right field bench. You can believe it. You just had a home run on your first bet as a Major League Baseball player. You’re approaching second and looking up at the stands with your mom and dad hugging and crying with pure happiness. Your family and friends have their phones unlocked to record every move you make as you spin around the rules.
You step on the home plate to enjoy a little cheer in the visiting stadium but head back to your new team dugout for a more than enthusiastic welcome to your now teammates full of MLB stars, embracing and cuddling you. After all the balls, batting lessons, travel games, countless hours of conditioning and hard work, you’ve arrived. You are a major league baseball player and will forever be in the history books with a very small group by hitting your goal in your first major league game. That was the New York Mets’ third baseman, Brett Patty, on Wednesday.
Brett Battie joined Benny Ayala (1974), Mike Fitzgerald (1983), Kaz Matsui (2004), and Mike Jacobs (2005) as the only New York Mets to achieve major home success in their first major league game. He described his enthusiasm for MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, who was at The Drive with Charlie & Dan on Wednesday. “Just pure joy. To be able to help this football club in my first encounter, then to find my family there and see my family there and be able to celebrate it with them? Just pure fun for sure.” Very pleasant. It’s every Little Leaguer’s dream come true.
Every Qatari artist performing in upstate New York in 2022
We’re ready for a big year of country performances in 2022, and here is a complete list of artists who are scheduled to perform in 2022 in the metropolitan area and throughout upstate New York.
Take a look at all the 2022 Capital Region concerts
From classic rock to comedy, this is what 2022 looked like in the metropolitan area.