SNY announcers surprised by rocket launch during Mets spring training game

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The Mets’ spring training game against the Washington Nationals on Friday took a backseat to another event taking place in Florida.

SpaceX Falcon 9 launched Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center in Merrit Island, Florida, about 100 miles from the Mets’ spring training facility.

The pitch was visible from Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, where the Mets were in the eighth inning of a game against the National and SNY cameras were able to capture it up close.

The SNY announcers even had to pause to talk about the game because they were so interested in the release.

“Is that a rocket launch?” Steve Gelbs asked on the broadcast. “I have to stop saying what I’m saying if I’m watching a rocket launch. Do we know what rocket that is? Is it a SpaceX?

The rocket was launched to put the Starlink satellites into orbit.

The launch was delayed from Wednesday to Friday due to problems with the “conveyor-erector support arms.”

In xSpaceX confirmed the launch.

“Let’s hope this happens, Steve,” Todd Zielle added on the SNY broadcast.

The Mets broadcast reacted to a spaceship launch that occurred during a spring training game. sny
Steve Gelbs was on play-by-play during the spacecraft launch. fake images

It was the 25th launch and landing of the year for Elon Musk’s company.

As for the game, the Mets fell to the Nationals 7-3.

Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas drove in three runs with a three-run homer in the fifth inning, and for the Mets, Starling Marte, Rylan Bannon and DJ Stewart each drove in a run.

Adrian Houser, a new Met after playing seven seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, started and worked five innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out six batters.

The loss dropped the Mets to 9-9 in spring training games, but the beauty of those games is that wins and losses don’t matter yet.

And where else are you going to watch a space shuttle launch while you’re at a baseball game?

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