It's always interesting to see who the fans are backing while sitting together. The Mets fan is the guy in the middle with the David Wright #5 jersey on. He's between fans of Hideki Matsui - who hit a homer on his birthday again - and star shortstop Derek Jeter. The guy on the right figures everybody knows Jeter wears #2, so he doesn't need to put a name on the famous Yankee pinstripe uniform.
The game ended with Alex Rodriguez being the "hero." Actually, with the Yankees down 8-7 with two runners on base, but two outs in the ninth inning, Rodriguez hit what we all thought was the final out - a high pop-up to shallow right-field. But the Mets' second baseman, Luis Castillo, dropped the ball and both runners scored and the Yankees won 9-8. And A-Rod was treated as if he hit a homer or something really good. The cameras had to focus on somebody, so why not him.
A-Rod was more than willing to go along with the celebration as he exchanged high-fives with his teammates as he ran off the field - moments after he slammed his bat to the ground in anger with himself for making what he thought was the last out of the game in a clutch situation with his team down by one run.
Here's my shot of the Mets pitcher, Frankie Rodriguez, who thought he had the last out and a save for his team. But he watches as the ball drops and the two runners score to give the Yankees the win. I had my camera trained on K-Rod - as he's known - because I wanted to record his elaborate victory celebration. Little did I know I would be his "in-shock" reaction instead.