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Thursday, July 24, 2008

In Ya Face, Mets take First Place

The scene in my apartment on Thursday afternoon.

First, bat flippin' Carlos Delgado got under the putrid skin of at-death's-door Jamie Moyer, then he flipped the winning double into the left field corner. Good Ollie stayed until the 8th inning. Countrytime didn't make it interesting. The Phils gave it all they had, but it wasn't enough, and the Mets have now bested them 9 of 13 times. Not much to say, maybe the best game of the year. Let's enjoy it.

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Oh oh oh, Jamie's cryin.'


  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger Jaap said…

    that's a pretty big bloody flat, mate. But indeed, a brilliant game - odd for me to come home from work with the game on but must've been odder for you having what a 9 am starting time? Carlos Delgado must be lovin proving everyone wrong and equally we all love being proved wrong about him so long as he continues. Brilliance from Olly and what's that - Heilman getting a clutch out for a change? Winds o Change matey, I think this might just have been the turning point after that sick Game 1 of this series. Woop!

  • At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Andrew said…

    First place is a nice place to be. Thanks for listening when I tell you to post more. :) I have a blog now; you should go there and tell me to post more, too. Hopefully at some point I will stop writing things that are so serious.

  • At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Andrew said…

    I'm with you.

    And I was writing about the first place NEW YORK METS!!!!11!1 while you were commenting. :)

  • At 2:23 PM, Blogger katherine said…

    That video is wonderful.

    I was actually jumping on my bed, a little like that, during the FIRST game of the series, when Ramon hit his homer. Then I spent the last inning of that game sitting on my porch in the dark, watching the rain fall.
    I swore I wouldn't watch anymore baseball this summer and started a new book. And I didn't watch the next two games. At least at first. Fortunately I have MLB.TV so I watched them after the fact!!

    But I don't think I can ever get so excited again - I am too traumatized.

  • At 8:19 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    All of the sudden the Mets are fun to watch again...and here is the grit, the spirit and the hustle...(sorry for the Matt Cerrone school of punctuation, but it's with a purpose).

    Though it is true that Reyes has been great far more often and infuriating far less often, and that the surge of spirit has something to do with their recent resurgence, though it's much more the other way around, and Manuel has to be given credit.

    Manuel has not been the ideal manager, by any stretch, and his performance seems to have underscored just how unfathomably bad Willie actually was. Whereas Manuel does some things well--no nonsense guy, keeps his team sharp--Willie did nothing well. Even the things Manuel does poorly--lineup construction--he does better than Randolph. He gives Castro half the time he deserves, rather than 1/10th the time he deserves, for instance. He is (slightly) more reluctant to bat the (sadly) finished and never that good to begin with Marlon Anderson second, and bats Church second when he's healthy. And so on.

    The Mets look good. Hope Omar does not screw it up with a dumb and short sighted move. I'm cautiously optimistic. He stuck by Pelf and held on t F-Mart. He seems to be talking sense. He is not Bavasi, who can always be counted on to do the stupidest thing remotely feasible.


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