Moving on to baseball on this historic day…..
There was a lot of talk about the come from behind win against the Nats last week being a signature victory. If that game was a signature win, last night’s was a defining win.
Don’t get confused by my terminology. The victory over the Phillies didn’t got the ole’ adrenaline pumping like the win against the Nats. I am being very literal when choosing to use the word defining.
If a non-follower of the Mets asks you about them, simply tell them to watch last night’s game. They will see a team that, for whatever reason, just can’t put all of the facets of the game together at the same time.
I will say this. Grinding out a Don’t Disappoint Game Win last night makes a world of difference for the club and all of us. Getting swept by the Phillies and being entrenched in a four game losing streak is not the place any of us want to be in. Especially, heading into an off day.
Well done fellas. 12-16 looks so much better than 11-17.
Collins Use Of K-Rod
There is one thing I’ll say about Terry Collins. He manages to win. There is something you have to appreciate about that. His use last night of K-Rod to keep the game tied speaks volumes.
Basically, Collins was saying, “I need this win, so I’m going to throw my best guy out there to stop the bleeding. Screw conventional wisdom.”
I know plenty of people asked why not use him to preserve the lead? The answer is simple. Collins believed Izzy could get the job done. Once that didn’t happen he went to his best option.
Speaking of K-Rod. It would be absolutely stellar if everyone would stop talking about games finished and K-Rod’s contract vesting. It is too early to worry about that right now. I realize this is somewhat unrealistic, so I am prepared to grin and bare it.
As I have stated in the past, Met fans are spoiled when it comes to baseball broadcasts. Gary, Keith, and Ron are the best in the business and watching any other broadcast team can drive you nuts.
Last night was no exception. To put it simply, the Worldwide Leader In Sports has a bland and mildly irritating crew this season. I get the feeling if they unleashed Bobby V. they could spruce things up a bit.
Until then, audiences will be stuck with an aw shucks type of telecast more concerned about non-essential things like the food at the ballpark and the Philly Phanatic. I get that during a national telecast you want to highlight what makes the home team’s ballpark unique, but you don’t need to beat us over the head with it. I wish I had a dollar every time they used the words cheese steak and Philly Phanatic.
Tom G. Motivational Speaker
A bit of a housekeeping note here. If you have been trying to get a hold of Tom today, you may want to wait until tomorrow. He has flown to New York and is planning on meeting with each member of Mets’ lineup individually to give them a stern lecture about how they need to increase their run production for his boy, Chris Young.
Tom’s phone is off so he can focus on the task at hand.
Here is a photo of him practicing on his girlfriend and roommate:
You Have To Do Better With RISP!!!!