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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Over .500 Reasons for Mets Win*

The Real Reyes Shows Up

I tuned in a bit late yesterday, only to think I'd turned on the TV and gone back to 2006 and the early part of 2007. Who was that goofy clown, getting on base and scoring runs? He looked familiar, but I couldn't place him. Today's big story is that Carlos Beltran told Reyes to return to the antics that, though they were entirely inappropriate for a team tanking a promising season, seem to be at the heart of Reyes as a player. So, whatever. Apparently Jose's offense is linked to his ridiculous handshake rituals. But there are some other "reasons" the Mets are looking better. Joe Smith has returned, at least for now, to the success of his early days too. Willie stuck Church in the two hole and dropped The Gimp to eighth in the lineup, a move which is said to have some effect. And as Matthew Cerrone rightly points out, the veteran Mets are falling all over themselves to provide quiet leadership. Though John Maine did not look or feel "100 percent" it was nice to see a little emotion when he got angry at himself when hooked by Willie in the seventh. The sweep is in order. Let the good times roll!

In other news, Limatime is on the run again. It seems he will be leaving the DMZ of Korea (De-Mammarized Zone).

*title and other promotional considerations provided by Cver's Sky Diving for Kids and Animal Rescue Clinic , located at 53 Main St., Pootananny, South Carolina.

BallHype: hype it up!


  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger katherine said…

    I say, please do the handshakes and dances and enrage the opposing players! Keith and Ron have a lot of gall to say that Jose shouldn't show up the other teams by doing those outside of the dugout. The 86 Mets were hated by all the other teams, and they didn't care, neither did the fans, because they won games.
    I hope Jose does his happy dance ON HOME PLATE.

  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    all right katherine! you know what lastings used to say!
    "(bleep) the (opponent)."

  • At 1:08 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    I'd prefer that the Mets keep the celebratory antics semi-toned down to a reasonable level and in the dugout. Why fire up the other team and make things tougher on ourselves and why be tasteless. We hate when the Braves and other teams lack class - why should we have a double-standard. That said - if that's what it takes for Jose to do what he does, he gets a pass.

  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    i agree, i have always found the antics to be a bit too much. Particularly during catastrophic losing streaks. If they keep it slightly classy and win, you'll hear no more from me.


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