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SNY broadcasters were stunned by rocket launches during a Mets spring training game

SNY broadcasters were stunned by rocket launches during a Mets spring training game

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The Mets' spring training game against the Washington Nationals on Friday took a back seat to another event happening in Florida.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, about 100 miles from the Mets' spring training facility on Sunday.

The launch was visible from Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, as the Mets were in the eighth inning of the game against the National and SNY cameras were able to catch a close-up of her.

The SNY broadcasters even had to stop talking about the game because they were so concerned with the launch.

β€œIs this a missile launch?” Steve Gelbs asked on the broadcast. β€œI have to cut myself short if I'm watching a rocket launch. Do we know what the rocket is? Is this SpaceX?”

The rocket was launched to deploy Starlink satellites into orbit.

The launch was postponed from Wednesday to Friday due to problems with the carrier cradle arms.

on XSpaceX confirmed the launch.

“Let's hope it comes out that way, Steve,” Todd Seeley added on the SNY broadcast.

The Mets broadcast was reacting to the spaceship launch that occurred during a spring training game. Sunni
Steve Gelbs was playing game after game while launching the spaceship.
Steve Gelbs was playing game after game while launching the spaceship. Getty Images

This was the 25th launch and landing of the year for Elon Musk.

In the game, the Mets fell to the Nationals 7-3.

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

Adrian Houser, new Met after playing seven seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, started and went 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 playing a baseball game?

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