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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mets Let Cards Fall Where They May
Mets bat boy Timmy Smith was put on the DL last night after an MRI revealed 'towel knee.'

What explains Fernando Nieve's recent pitching successes? Nieve says he has given up thinking. This is similar to the approach Omar Minaya takes when he designs his teams, so we might have a marriage made in heaven in ol' Metsland. I really don't know how to interpret Nieve. I guess he's like a Figueroa with stuff. But whoever he is, Nieve is already bringing back warm memories of Jorge Sosa. He cannot yet be counted among Omar's blunders, that's for sure.
Noble ballplayer saves child, pulls tyke from the clutches of child-eater Yadier Molina.

It's almost certain the Phils are losing in order to mess with us for one more year, so we Mets fans really need to avoid any feelings of confidence or hope; it will just hurt more later. Thanks to this Phoney Phutility, since being made to walk the plank by the Pirates "the Mets have lost 10 of 17 - and have picked up a game and a half in the standings." With Beltran DL'd for an undisclosed period of time and Gary Sheffield probably about to turn back into a pumpkin, this may be the best we can hope for: the "Argenis All-Stars" scrub it out and hope for reinforceMets that probably aren't on their way. As our friend Jaap puts it,"this Mets team is in a weird sort of way, a team to be proud of." On improbable nights like last night, that is pretty close to the truth. Yet even this is difficult to enjoy, since many of us are already worried that the failures of 2009 will be chalked up to no more than injuries, and Minaya will learn nada from his mistakes.

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  • At 5:02 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Sure, Omar can take credit for Nieve, if he is willing to take the blame for Claudio Vargas, Ken Takahashi, Nelson Figueroa, Brandon Knight, Jose Lima, Freddie Garcia and so on. There are a dozen of them. I do not like those percentages. They do not tell me he is shrewd, and i want shrewd. Even a blind squirrel, yada yada yada..... I interpret Nieve's remark as "I have given up overthinking, or worrying." Mike Pelfrey, take note.

  • At 6:50 PM, Blogger Jaap said…

    I wonder if Omar isn't auditioning for some sort of comedy sitcom because so many of his moves (or lack of moves as the case may be) should be accompanied by a laugh track. You could see the camera pan in to a worried face, then back out to some improbable Met winning yet another game and Omar wiping his sweaty brow with a Jeff Wilpon handkerchief, smiling for the cameras; Dodged Another Bullet.

    Cheers, for the link, by the way.

  • At 2:23 PM, Blogger pistol213 said…

    that isn't Yadi Molina, it's Benji with the Angels'. back in 2003, i believe. Dusty Baker's kid right?

  • At 6:42 PM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    you got me pistol, you got me.


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