Archive for: May, 2008

May 31st, 2008

COMIC RELIEF, MUCH NEEDED.

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May 30th, 2008

FRIDAY MUSINGS.

Only in Seattle would this be an issue. On the East Coast, we would of course put this on the Diamondvision and it would be cheered. [Please keep in mind that I am being sarcastic in the extreme, as I find both behaviors almost equally offensive] As the Section 12 regulars can tell you, if I EVER got a chance to throw out the first pitch, I would hire a pitching coach. Mariah has no excuse (well, except maybe those heels) I’m trying really hard not to miss Carlos Gomez, but THOSE girls aren’t making it very easy. (They’re designing a “Carlos Gomez Quote-A-Day” calendar, too.) … [more]

May 29th, 2008

SUMMER READING FOR THE METS.

Bloomberg offers summer reading suggestions for Your 2008 Mets: Carlos Delgado — “The Odyssey”: The 35-year-old could use a reminder that with age come wisdom and cunning. And when he’s done, perhaps Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” The central character, an octogenarian named Santiago, is inspired by his baseball hero, Joe DiMaggio, who did great things in spite of obstacles, including injury. [via]… [more]

May 29th, 2008

STAND AND DELIVER.

What a night to have been out at Shea. I got on the 7 train around 6:45 tonight and was envious of the businessmen-types heading out to Flushing, although it was out of the question from every possible angle. Even settling in to watch the game on delay, I didn’t expect very much; so, we won a game yesterday? Big deal. But this was different, as we all know now. Hilarity ensued in this house when Duaner came up to bat, when John Maine came out to run (something I called and got a grudging fist bump from TBF for). This was a night for jumping around the living room and the cat quickly running out of the way so as not to get underfoot.… [more]

May 28th, 2008

MUCH OF A MUCHNESS.

Despite the poetry that is Johan Santana pitching (and it is poetry; mid-delivery he resembles an archer or warrior pose in yoga), I left my camera at home for last night’s game. I can always find something to take a photo of, but the Mets are not inspired, therefore it is difficult for me to be inspired. I cannot find much to say about last night. It is not an omen or an augur or anything except what it is: the Mets won a game. There was not much booing, nor any calls for Mr. Randolph’s head on a platter.… [more]

May 27th, 2008

CONTEST WINNERS!

As they say, misery loves company. As chosen – without input – by TBF, the winners of the DVD contest are Jessica Bader and Ray Stillwell. (Ray, you will be pleased to know that he went to the trouble of verifying that your game did indeed have the historical footnote you claimed it did.) Could you both email me a snail mail address? The winning entries follow: Jessica Bader: July 2, 1999. Fireworks Night, against the Braves. I am 13 years old, and I am with my parents and my younger brother. It is disgustingly hot and humid, and the only thing worse than the weather is the game.… [more]

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May 27th, 2008

IN OTHER NEWS.

You see, I could do what everyone else is doing, which is analyze everything that’s happened, but that to me is everything that has BEEN happening. None of it is new, except for the introduction of the manager’s job probably almost actually being on the line. None of it is new: the lack of stellar play, the irregulars contributing out of nowhere, the new hero who will be our story line until he starts to perform at a level more normal for him (at which point he will be sent packing), Delgado coming up with some burst of performance that will send the beat writers into fond reminiscences of Who Carlos Delgado Was (all of which is good and wonderful but he is not that Carlos Delgado any more and talking about it will not make it so).… [more]

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May 26th, 2008

HERE’S A RADICAL NOTION.

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May 24th, 2008

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY.

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May 23rd, 2008

UNSATISFIED.

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