“I didn’t know what it was, because at the time there was a lot of pain everywhere, but it’s more like the back side of my lower leg. … I actually don’t think it’s going to be that long. They’re going to see how I feel in the morning. If it’s really bothering me, maybe an MRI. But I think there’s a small chance I play tomorrow.” – Ike Davis
Maybe it’s the recent history of injuries turning into the worst possible scenario for the Mets. Maybe it’s Ike’s description above (particularly the part about “pain everywhere”). But I have to admit, I am going to be a tad bit nervous about Ike’s health until I see him play in the next game.
I apologize for being a Negative Nancy, but this team is teetering on the edge of falling out of any realistic chance of contention.
If this injury turns out to be more than a day-to-day thing I would say it is the proverbial nail in the 2011 coffin.
After my initial “Oh shit!” reaction, I sat back and took the pulse of the Met fan base via Twitter (shameless plug, follow Midwestropolitan here) and other various comment sections.
I truly enjoyed the fans that went at it from the sarcastic humor stand point. There of course were the fans pining for information as to how bad the injury was.
Then there were the fans that struck me as unhappy about everything in life. I literally felt their negativity oozing through the computer screen. I hope they didn’t send a nasty email to the Mets front office. Nobody wants that.
I Hate To Break It To You, But Everything Isn’t David Wright’s Fault
Lastly, I am growing extremely weary of the “kick David Wright while he is down” crowd. As I have said in the past, D Wright’s strikeouts can frustrate me just as much as the next guy. However, blaming him for Ike’s injury is comical and sad all at the same time.
Watch the play closely angry little people.
You are looking at an extremely high pop up placed in the Bermuda Triangle of the infield. The pitcher has to come off the mound, and both corners have an equal distance to traverse to get to it.
Hell, you could even hear both Wright and Davis call for it simultaneously. Sometimes shit happens gang. Ike and Wright were trying to take charge and we wound up with a collision. Would you rather everyone involved stand there and look at each other while the ball drops safely in the grass?
Be frustrated when he K’s. Be frustrated when he throws a ball away. Be frustrated when he leaves a runner at third with less than two outs. Let’s stop blaming Wright for everything wrong with the New York Mets. Get a grip.
If you can’t get a handle on this, stop watching the Mets and go back to your daily lives of kicking dogs and old people.