Mauling in Milwaukee
What the Won'tpons see when they look at their team.
I don't know what is going on with the Milwaukee municipal services, but how long is it going to take for the police to respond to what just happened tonight?
I've identified several suspects:
But my calls to Milwaukee's finest went unanswered. 911 is a joke!
It's so hard to pick a low point of this game, but I can tell you that the Mets remaining 2 stars led the way!! Shitty defense from Santos, Martinez, Evans surprises no one. But Johan apparently decided to follow Frank and David's lead, and lead this team of bozos by example. By example meaning pitching shitty, walking the pitcher and throwing the ball away. Not to be outdone, Wright and his sissy arm threw away another one in the 6th. Santana has been so hittable lately, no one would blame you if you assumed a massive injury. Of course the Mets' brass isn't smart enough to know that Santana would try to tough it out, so this will probably compound until his career is threatened. But he's got to be injured. We read his lips wrong a few weeks ago, he wasn't saying "I'm a man, I'm a man" he was saying "Its my hammy, Broke my hand."
Willie Randolph enjoyed this. How do I know? Because during the FSBrewers in-game interview in the 5th inning, Willie gloated that yeah, it was "a little bit sweeter" to be walloping the Mets. No, we can not bring our hearts in for microfracture surgery.
After watching the latest defensive, offensive and pitching implosion of the Flailing Flushing Failures tonight (a match that certainly has to be entered in the competition for worst game of the season), many of you are thinking that the best word that captures the Mets chances for 2009 is rebuilding. I prefer to see it this way: the Mets season is now a tour to restore confidence to each team that has been down in the dumps, and it doesn't matter if you're mighty New York or middling Milwaukee. The Mets are like little fairies that visit in the night, to spread their dust on your bats and pitching staffs. The Brewers would have to have dismantled their pitching staff much more than they did if they wanted to have a chance at losing to these Mets!! They retained the services of the immortal Mike Burns after all.
But who can get mad at the Brewers? According to David Lennon, the Brewers even retrieved F-Mart's first homerun ("F-bomb" as the kids are calling it):
Brewers rightfielder Corey Hart called out to the fans in the bleachers to retrieve the ball and they threw it back to him. Hart then threw it in so Martinez would have the memento for his trophy case.
Awww. That's classy.
Anyhow, fans increasingly have nowhere to turn in the face of indignity after indignity. Can't fault the opposition for accepting the gift packaged wins every night--they have to put food on their families too. The team of scrubs we support isn't technically underperforming. Yes, the GM sucks and the manager shows flashes of incompetence, but that's getting boring. Appealing to pride? Hahahaha. And no one really believes a trade will help this team. Some deluded souls think it'll be better when we get all those great stars back. I wish I was one of them.