I have a confession to make. It’s 9:05pm (eastern standard time for our west coast Midwestropolitans out there), and I just finished watching portions of last night’s game.
Does this make me less of a fan?
The combination of this west coast swing and it being one of the busiest times of the year for my job, has taken away from the number of innings I have been able to watch. Suffice it to say this means the in-depth, play by-play, recaps you have come so custom to receiving from me will be on a short hiatus until the Mets return to this side of the Mississippi.
I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me.
For now, I’ll drop a few quick hits your way.
Quick Hits Volume 1
- It was pretty cool to see Izzy close out his 300th save. I’m also a fan of Terry Collins giving him the opportunity to do so. It was the right thing to do in my humble opinion. Now it’s time to see what Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato can do in that role.
- Did anyone else notice how cowlike Izzy and Lucas Duda were during the post game hand shakes in terms of chewing their gum? I mean easy fellas. You do realize you play for the Mets and are aware of their injury history the last few years right? I would hate to see either of you find yourselves on the DL due to a freak case of lock-jaw.
- I am trying to stop myself from getting my hopes up that Lucas Duda will become a stud for the 2012 Mets. Not because I am one of “those guys” that thrives on misery or that I don’t want him to. It’s more of a defense mechanism. Similar to when you prepare yourself for inevitably getting dumped by the current girl you were dating in high school.