Wednesday, May 20, 2009
According to Newsday:
As if Monday night's mistake-filled 3-2 loss to the Dodgers wasn't bad enough, officials in upstate Sullivan County said yesterday that the Mets may be linked to the swine flu outbreak.The Marlins played a three-game set in New York at the end of April. Since then, they have gone 5-13. I think we've found our scapegoat, and for once it is not Emilio Bonifacio.
A resident of Liberty became ill last Wednesday, three days after attending a Mets game at Citi Field on Mother's Day, said Sullivan County manager David Fanslau. The unidentified victim became the county's first confirmed victim of the H1N1 virus Monday afternoon, he said.
Because the woman's trip to the game was her only known foray out of Sullivan County lately, Fanslau said, local officials suspect there may be a link. "Obviously, we don't know for a fact, but it's the first case we have in Sullivan County and we talked to her and the only travel she made was to New York City for the Mets game," Fanslau said.
h/t: The Fightins via Brent