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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Minaya Now Concerned the Mets Won't Be Able to Field Next Year's WBC Team

You don't really love your team 'til you take in a game during the interminable wait first to see a doc in the emergency room, and later the hospital bed itself. That's where I watched last night's game from. Taking mild chest pains to the ER is always a tough call, but when I saw last night's line-up I figured I wouldn't be missing much. But damn my luck when I discovered (in the waiting room) that ESPN was broadcasting the game. It gets better. LA's Cedars-Sinai hospital (highly recommended by the way) has monitors next to the beds. I was forced to turn it on and watch!

A few jokes with the nurses about the trauma ward being the appropriate place to take in a Mets game and away I went. After a battery of tests and a more or less clean bill of health, watching Yadier Molina in obvious pain was like an adult lolly-pop.
Tim Redding went 7 heroic innings, then fled into the mountains after he was wrongly accused of murder.

Those, according to the MLB, were the gutsy Mets we saw last night. Grizzly Tim Redding wasn't as bad as he looks and spared the bullpen for the most part. Headed to the pen or worse the second the Mets get any pitcher back, Redding might want to consider hiding implements in his beard with which to scuff the ball. The goats ran wild last night, with Murph, Castillo, and Santos with 9 hits, countless runs and even some flashy leather. The word is getting out that Santos=Magic.


More music to our ears, Minaya saying "Maine likely, Oliver not likely." Oliver Perez, The Setback Prince.

As Britton and Noble report, the annual Met-in-traffic accident has occurred.

[Jose Reyes] and trainer Ray Ramirez were headed to Manhattan to have Reyes' troublesome right knee examined. Their car was rear-ended by a fire truck. ...


PS. Hey Marty "Pants" Noble, where'd you come up with "Replace-Mets"? Pretty clever. I don't answer your mailbags. Don't worry, I'll let it slide this time. I'll even quote your article:

"But we can deal with this. We're not as bad as people think we are," Cora said. "We're not bad. Don't feel sorry for the Metropolitans."



  • At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Ed McCver said…

    IMFM, GET WELL, MAN!!! You have been quite prolific here of late and I'll have to play catch up, like the NL East for the Mets, now that the Phils are back at home on the road (you can use that one!). That must have been a bit scary - and one hospital over it was RIP Ed McMahon! Take care, buddy!

  • At 4:40 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    I think the mets may have had something to do with your miseries. Personally, I no longer physically fret over this team. Don't really like this collection. And for all of our injuries, what are we missing? The opportunity to have everybody here so we can blow another one? The only drawback is that the Won'tpons will not see that this is a failed experiment, will regard this year as an excuse, and proceed onward as if nothing has happened, losing money along the way, I might add. Because people will stop coming. Here is the problem. I am for proceeding onward with letting Delgado go, getting a king's ransom for Reyes (provided he plays to form at some time this year) keeping Squeaky and Carlos B., trying FMart. We need a big bopper outfielder and a big bopper first baseman. Problem is, they cannot afford free agents at every position,to hear them tell it, and their minor leagues suck as far as position players go. They are stuck with Castillo and Ollie. They have some middle relief and a big time closer. Maine is a question mark. Pelfrey is an enigma. Do you really want J. Fredd Minaya trying to think our way out of this? Maybe Holt is a tougher version of Pelfrey. Maybe we can turn Pelfrey around for something. Truth is there are holes everywhere, and where there are not holes, there are soon-to-be holes.

  • At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Keyser said…

    Get well soon! And when you do, let the Mets trainers know how you did it :-)


  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    thanks for your concern, fellas. And your witticisms. And thanks you, Fernando Nieve, whoever you are.


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