Archive for August, 2012

David Wright: Faithful Wife

August 28, 2012

It’s not what you said. It’s how you said it.

“I think that you want to experience winning. It’s in our nature — it’s in my nature — and that’s going to be definitely a big factor in it”.- David Wright

Yesterday I was talking to Tom and the subject of our sick little baseball team came up.  During our conversation I mentioned the fact that David Wright seems to be positioning himself for a potential departure.

Can you blame him?

My analogy is that he is the faithful wife that has been treated like shit by a douche bag of a husband.  I can literally picture him sobbing while saying, “I gave you the best years of my life and this is the thanks I get!”.

Too melodramatic?  I have eyewitnesses that can place me at work all day and NOT watching daytime television.  I swear.

The bottom line is that it is too early to worry about this issue.  If the off-season passes and the Mets do not extend him then you can worry if you want to see #5 past 2013.

Mets vs Phillies: Who Cares

August 28, 2012

Just posted this on the Facebook page:

“Mets and Phillies for the next three games. Honestly, who cares at this point from both teams’ perspective. The once electric rivalry is in hibernation thanks to suckiness and people getting old in Philly quickly.”

It’s pretty crazy to think about.  I think back to 2007 and remember thinking these two teams were going to be at each others throats for the next ten years.

Man what an idiot.  I was way off.

The Mets’ issues have been well documented by yours truly.  The lack of interest caused by the Mets’ demise has taken away the pure joy I surely would have felt watching the Phillies age before my very eyes like some horrible science fiction movie.

Thanks again guys.

Nothing Is Wrong With This Team

August 22, 2012

Last night’s debacle and subsequent team meeting has motivated many in Metland to share their opinions about what is wrong with this team.  Why should I be any different?  

It’s really quite simple.  Nothing is wrong with this team.  They are rebuilding.

“But rebuilding is not what met fans want. they want to WIN NOW. and if the team doesnt win now, then every single head should roll…” -Fan Comment from ESPN

I know many of you don’t want to hear it, but facts are facts.  The Mets are rebuilding.  Go ahead and play ostrich and bury your head in the sand if you want, see how far it gets you.  But this jibber jabber about heads rolling and not trading at the deadline is nonsense.

This mentality doesn’t make sense to me.  Fire everyone!  Then what?  How will this magically change the fact that the Mets quite simply are not talented enough to compete yet nor do they have the money or farm system for a quick fix?

Even if they did have the resources for a quick fix, would you be satisfied with mortgaging the next five years so the Mets can qualify as the second Wild Card and potentially be bounced from the playoffs in one game?

The bottom line is this sucks right now.  It is no fun watching a below average team exceed expectations for half a season and then run out of gas in the second half.

The scary thing to me is I expected the Mets to be somewhat competitive in 2013.  Now?  I’m not 100% sure.  Having to rebuild the entire bullpen…again…as well as fill all three outfield positions doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside about 2013.

Frank Franc’s Back

August 3, 2012

I like chickens.

I don’t really have any mind blowing insight on this development.

Just wanted to be hospitable.

If I was forced to write something about the return of F Squared I would say it’s probably a good thing for Bobby Parnell.  Clearly Bobby P. isn’t a closer.  His plateau has been reached as a setup man, which ain’t half bad compared to a lot of pitchers in the league.

Midwestropolitan West Coast Viewing Strategy

August 2, 2012

West Coast trips suck.  Although some would argue they are better than home stands.  Especially recently.

This current excursion has lead me to a reality.  I’m old.  I can’t stay up to watch these games.  Shit, I can’t even stay up to see the first pitch.

So what to do?  I’m not a cry in my beer type of guy, so I altered my approach.  For the last couple of days I have avoided any sport related media when I wake up.  I get to work and dig in to whatever tasks I have to do, fire up my MLB.Com subscription, and “watch” the game as my schedule allows.

I know what you’re thinking.  Must be nice to have a job where you can watch baseball for 3 or 4 hours.  It’s not quite that easy my friends.

Watching games in this manner consists of listening to Gary and Keith mostly. It is nice to pull up the video during a critical at bat. When I have to leave my office, I pause the game and come back.

Some may feel this means I’m not a “real” fan.  I respectfully disagree.  In my eyes, it makes me a more efficient fan.  I can fast forward through all of Jason Bay’s at bats.


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