Friday, June 30, 2006
Bonghitters sprayed out
Anyway, at 12:30 pm, Bonghitters 2B Danny Danko called to say he'd heard from a reliable source that the Parks Department was closing the Great Lawn in Central Park for pesticide spraying. I hurriedly contacted the department and confirmed the rumor. They said they'd left a message on the High Times voicemail at 9:30 am. That's the amount of advance notice we received. So the much-awaited contest had to be cancelled.
It turned out that by gametime the rains had come, drenching New York. So the Parks Department saved us a very wet trip to the park yesterday. By the way, WSJ had promised to play at least 2 women. We'll face them on their field on Saturday, August 12, 11 am start (wake & bake, Bonghitters!).
So a group of Bonghitters got together last night to watch the Mets-Red Sox game at the decidedly Boston-friendly bar, the Riviera, in the West Village. The Mets couldn't stop the rampaging Bosox, who won 4-2, extending their winning streak to 12. Not even several rally joints could help the reeling, but still way-in-first-place (by 11 games) Mets. They travel to Yankee Stadium for a subway series, beginning tonight.
The Bonghitters' next game is a rematch against Vanity Fair on Thursday, July 6. The Bonghitters are 6-0.
PHOTO BY AARON STREBS