Long season, the only real negative would have been if the Phillies swept them. Really not a big deal. Phillies will have a good team this year, but if the Mets can stay away from a "major" injury, I think it is their year for at least the division. Pelfrey will be starting for the Mets by mid-June and I think they will get another bat to come off the bench my the trading deadline. In the NL though the Cards look REALLY scary. Overall should be a fun summer of baseball in NY.
There are 162 fricken games. You can't have tens of thousands of fans come out for hours, have the stadium pay their employees, deal with the whole radio and TV broadcasts, play 5 innings and then do it all again. This isn't football with a 16 game schedule here.
This is a rule that has been around longer than any of us have been baseball fans (except Savage, he remembers baseball back when Babe Ruth was a pitcher). I have no issue with this rule, and it was put in place for a reason. There are only so many free dates to replay games. The logistics make it simply impossible to even consider calling any game or replaying any game, or picking up in whatever inning play was halted in.
I just thought they'd wait a little longer before canceling the game since it was only a 2 - 0 game. They do other times but maybe not his time because there was a threat of steady rain the rest of the evening.