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Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Kiner and Gentler Mets Win*

Ralph Kiner night, a night the Mets had to pull one out. They called on the Anti-Ralph Kiner, Lastings Milledge to deliver Toothless another win for his big br*ve pile of victories from a bygone era. The Mets waited for Stormy Weathers, then the Yom Clipper doubled and LM got it done just in the nick of time--the game was about to end.

Toothless somehow struck out five and pitched a two hitter, even though he's been pitching batting practice lately, he looked good. Oh wait, it was the Reds with bats in their hands.

Chris Woodward looked different. Was it the sox?

Anyhow, what can you say about an O.G. like Lastings? He looked ready to go in spring training and maybe he will finally prove some of his doubters wrong. I would be content to ride with Thrilledge and GO-tay for the time being.

Someone needs to light a fire under Delgado's ass. That's what it's all coming down to. That baby is really distracting him from being a left handed threat in the middle of the lineup. There's no breast feeding in baseball, Carlos! Los Carlos' seem to feed off each others sucess and failure.

I'm forever grateful that I got to see Yogi Berra and Ralph exchange slurred time-delayed quips and stories. I don't know if you caught it, but right at the end of the segment in the booth, Yogi says to Kiner, "I'll see you (later)," to which Ralph replied offhand "Is that a threat?"

Word is, the Br*ves are taking a look at Franco-stein, as I thought they would. Finally! Atlanta is taking the Mets castoffs. Although, as Matt Franco, Chris Woodward, and others prove, this has happened before.

*title furnished by Cver's Amazing Technicolor Auto Parts Emporium


  • At 3:21 AM, Blogger Jaap said…

    I watched that exchanged b/w Kiner and Berra you are talking about and wondered which would take longer: a typical Steve Trachsel start or waiting for Yogi Berra to finish a fucking sentence. I know Berra wasn't celebrated for a stunning intelligence before his brain turned to old-age jelly but was this really just an effort (bringing Berra into the booth) to make Ralph Kiner seem sharp and coherent by comparison?

  • At 1:26 AM, Anonymous cver said…

    It was a golden moment, but I guess all sarcasm is welcomed, right?! I made it to the left coast and I guess you are off to the land of the typhoons. Have a great safe trip!


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