“It’s another stadium,” Pierre Garcon told John Keim of ESPN. “FedEx Field is louder. But the crowd noise won’t be an issue for us. They’ll be excited and pumped because it’s their home opener. Lambeau has history, but they don’t have the weather advantage. It’s going to be an even playing field, to tell you the truth.”
Garcon also mentioned that players look at the schedule to make sure they play that stadium early in the season. Rookie Chris Thompson echoed that sentiment to Mark Maske.
“I know that atmosphere is gonna be crazy,” Thompson said. “But it’s good that we’re playing them Week 2 so it won’t be so cold like in November, December.”
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
If you hop in your car and speed away before the ticket people but a ticket on your car, can you still get a ticket, bc I just lived that — crystal langhorne (@crystalanghorne) September 12, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Adam LaRoche, on winning 23 of 32 with six straight victories: “If anything, it makes it frustrating seeing what we’re doing now, knowing what we didn’t do for the better part of four months. Now you’re starting to see what this team can do. I’ll never know what took us so long.”
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT II
Denard Span, with a shot of optimism: “The team that goes into the playoffs playing hot, playing good ball, to me that’s usually the most dangerous team in any sport. So if we can sneak in there, I’m pretty sure some teams would probably be a little worried.”
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
The Mets broadcast booth calling Frank Francisco a fool for plunking Jayson Werth.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Phillies at Nats, 7 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings here.
PROGRESS OF THE DAY
Dan’s item on Maryland long-snapper Greg Parcher caught the eye of the school’s Office of Sustainability for his green efforts. They spotlighted the environmentally conscious athlete, and it looks like he finally got the recycling bin in the weight room.