It's Mets For Me: Off-Beat, Tangentially Relevant Mets Ruminations

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

O No! Mets Can't Even Beat the Orioles!

Aubrey Huff's and Puffs and Blows the Mets Down

What can we say? You can't start Tim Redding and just expect to win games, though minus the return of Pedreadful tonight, the Mets still had a shot because to lose, they'd have to be more dreadful than the Baltimore Orioles. (You could start Noel Redding and expect something pretty cool though.) Done and done!! The Shmets blew a Philmes loss-aided opportunity to move up another game, but what Met fan really thinks that matters at this point? After two consecutive collapsathons, I have no problem with staying in second place as long as possible, really. I am not just saying that to be interesting. Do you want the Mets in first?

Some ruminations:

Pedreadful has been fine this year, and even the most supposedly sophisticated fanboys are treating him as though he had always been this way. Mets fans really have short memories. While I don't mind if he is actually successful in his role for a while, his smoke and mirrors show doesn't fool me, and I still can't wait til the end of his contract. He shook off Schneider's call so he could deliver that deciding meatball to Huff--seems really familiar to me.

The Mets coaches are so pathetic that Jim Palmer had to take Mike Pelfrey aside and tell him how to pitch. That's how I read it, anyway.
"Hey, is Mike around?"

Matt Wieters' home run looked Endy-able to me, and it would've been nice to see Fmart make a more spirited attempt at robbing it, so I could pretend he was all that. His signature play is still the "I forgot to run it out" play until he replaces it in our memory banks with something good.

Beltran and Wright were masters of building up tension in the 9th, hacking away at the first pitch the both of them, and with a man on base and the opportunity to tie the game. Who knows if I'm right, but the way I see it, these two at-bats weren't overly professional. I dunno, see some pitches maybe get that guy over from second. Balk, passed ball, who knows? Nah...Just hack away, fellas! The both of yous, as though you can't see what the other just did. Who cares if your team wins, its time for crabcakes!

Two Reasons for Optimism?
I still can't believe it about that cat--that it wasn't black.

2010 Bobby V. Returns to the Mets? The media is starting with that familiar Bobby V content.

2012 Pujols becomes a Met? That's right, Leitch thinks King Albert might be a goner a mere 2-3 seasons from now. Say goodbye to futility when future Met GM Gary Carter pays a Thanksgiving visit to Albert's home and signs the arrogant bastard to a contract that takes him well into his hip operation years.



  • At 2:17 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Could Beltran look more disinterested? And as much as I would like David to swing at a first pitch once in a while he almost always swings at a piece of shit when he does. His late inning at-bats are awful. A non-descript game. Flopciano seems to finally be finding his groove. I'm with you on that guy. I actually did not like he Tatis pinch hit assignment. The kid just had whacked a double. Don't bury him there with a real crap lefty on the hill. Maybe in the 8th or 9th, not the 6th. And Tatis has been awful anyway.

  • At 6:43 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    You know IMFM, I am ruminating too. I think there is a deep-seated psychological reason that Jerry is a doofus. Jerry's big dream was to be good enough to even be a platoon player, which he was not. He could not hit at all. Yet he talks about hitting all the time. That is why he lefty righties in the 6th inning. A little vicarious hitting via mind time travel. Jerry Manuel batting against Hendrickson.....doh--ground ball to second. (Shrug)

  • At 7:16 AM, Anonymous YB said…

    Was that your first shout out from the don of bloggers?
    Tatis, 2-0, swings at ball 3. Nice situational hitting. Aren't you supposed to look for a ball you can hit in the air in that situation?
    I still love Met fans who hope and wait and always think it is acceptable to have a shot instead of a complete team that can close the deal.
    Let Mark Cuban buy this team.

  • At 9:40 AM, Blogger Jaap said…

    I've heard it rumoured that Bobby V is going to the Nats to replace the last Mets reject. That would be apropos. The only truly weak link in the division emancipated by the man most Mets fans would love to see back in their dugout.

    Funnier still perhaps, the rumours that Tampa is one of the teams considering signing Pedro - couldn't you just see Pedro getting signed like tomorrow and then making a dramatic start at Shitty Field in a Rays uni, a 6 inning, 1 hit, rain-shortened shutout?!

    And yes, 2nd place is sacred. Problem is, these Mets aren't the Phillies and well, vice versa, so I'm not sure if the plot would net anything more than...4th place once the traditional late season collapse set in...

  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    Jerry could become a platoon manager, handling the clubhouse spread and post game media and leaving the rest to a professional.

    YB have you been accepted as a MB commentator yet? hahahhahahaar!

    Jaap, Pedro will probably come and pitch $itifield's first no-hitter.

    Raul Ibanez is down and I bet the Philmes won't miss a beat. They could sub Oil Can Boyd for Cole Hamels and still place higher than the Mets.

  • At 11:40 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Jerry's press conferences are priceless, especiallty the way he will pause mid-sentence as if wondering: "what exactly am I saying here?" and then go on aimlessly. Writers eat it up. Anything that will fill space. Words fly out of Jerry's mouth the way shit goes through a goose. I am sure he is a nice guy. He just does not have a clue. And the fact that no writer puts him on the spot is shameless. You think they would let the POTUS get away with that?


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