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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Smile on My Face due to Mets Ascension to Third Place

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Delgado and Heilman ponder the vicissitudes of the Mets season in the clubhouse

We never know which Mets are going to show up-- the 2006 Regular Season Wow the Mets are Back wunderkinds or the graceless 2007 September to Dismember Bozos. Yesterday the Mets managed to climb back over .500 and into a third place tie with the Br*ves. And really, this game would deserve one of my patented holy funking whoopdie wow!!'s, except for I caught Major League on late night basic cable the night before and could only think of what the Mets might accomplish if the Wilpons wanted to move the club to Florida--why they could even beat a team in the same league for the World Series (that's what seemed to happen when Cleveland took on the Yanks in a Yankee Stadium filled with Clevelanders, but I wasn't really paying attention).

But really, there was nothing to complain about on the field tonight, as the Mets ran, hit, threw and caught just like we dreamed about on the eve of this disastrous season. I mean, I swear I even saw some power. It was blueprint. It would be nice if these guys could now NOT go all cold at the same time, offensive slumping being the only thing this team has truly done together all season. Maybe the magic of Fernando and Pedro show will take hold after all--I mean, this is the team that shaved their silly heads in solidarity not so long ago.

The good news is the Mets are clicking occasionally. The bad news is the Philmes are possessed, beating down teams in their way like Bret Myers beats women. The good news is the Mets next two opponents truly suck eggs. Also, yours truly will be gracing the Mets with my presence in the opening game of the D-Backs series, so look busy, Mets here I come. According to Joe Morgan, Shea is filled with fans of Joe Torre, so I am anxious to see this for myself.



  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger Jaap said…

    Poetic justice if the Phillies, banging them out as they are right now, assume a nice fat lead (bigger than the 3 1/2 over the Mets now) only to collapse in September - knowing all along that last season, the Phillies started off like crap after their captain predicted a top finish, the manager was nearly fired and then zoom.
    On the other hand, as one can only believe given the season to date, the Mets could lose that feel good feel any minute and start tumbling back into the tombs of hell seeing Willie's sacking postponed until post season. I just don't know what to believe any more.

  • At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Keyser said…

    We mised you this week at Barney's.

    I think you were out of it when you watched Major League. It was a one game playoff for the AL East crown (In major league 2, they explain that the Indians went on to lose to the ChiSox in the ALCS).

    Also, it did take place in Cleveland (although actually filmed at County Stadium in Milwaukee, another tie-in for Bob Uecker). At the end of the movie, the Indians score the winning run on the bunt single by the catcher with Willie Mays Hays scoring from second base. The scene with Charlie Sheen's character and Clu Haywood occurs in the top of the 9th.

  • At 3:05 PM, Anonymous cvertana said…

    IMFM, as usual, you Philme with joy! So, you will head out to say goodbye to Shea. That's great. Have fun and I hope, for all of your trouble, that you get the good Mets for those games.

  • At 12:10 AM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    hi guys,
    well the Mets are back to sucking. that didn't take long.

    I figured i was missing something re: major league. but i can't believe delgado would ever allow himself to be filmed with a cigar if he saw that movie.


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