Good morning, all. I went to the Mets game yesterday, and had no idea that I’d get to witness an all-time classic. Benny Agbayani hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 13th inning to win the game; more importantly, he did so after failing to lay down a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the 11th (and setting himself up to be the goat of the game if the Mets had lost). Great game; the Mets can finish off the series at home today.

Here’s an interesting tidbit about the game that you won’t hear anywhere else. The ESPN article relates a “bit of intrigue” related to when the Mets were accused of stealing signs in the bottom of the 10th. A “small camera” was behind the plate, waist-high, and Bobby Valentine covered the camera up; “an inning later, the camera was gone.” The truth of the story: the camera was a remote set up by a magazine photographer (who has nothing to do with either team), the towel didn’t even cover the lens of the camera, and the camera stayed in place through the end of the postgame celebration.

I got my TiVo today, and decided to start the upgrade process immediately. Right now, I’m struggling a bit; it’s purely a function of my impatience, though. I’ll update the above-linked page as things progress.

If you live in New York, this coming Friday, October 13th, is the deadline to register to vote. There are many websites set up to help you do just that — Online Democracy,, and Be A Voter (although the latter is now limited to helping you figure out a place to go to register). Do your part!

Marcia Kramer is an idiot. The fact that she carries the title of journalist is appalling.