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Saturday, August 01, 2009

It Ain't Easy Watching Green

Sean Green was determined. He came in for the 8th and promptly loaded the bases. A miracle double play at the hands of Daniel Murphy gave fans hope that the Mets could preserve the tie and have a chance to win the game. Undaunted, Green took a deep breath and wild pitched the winning Diamond Back run in. Because sucking isn't just Sean Green's hobby; it's his vocation.

Green's partner in failure, Angel Pagan ritually hit nothing, going 0 for 5, and GIDP to end the game after Sullivan's pop up was Castilloed by the D-bags thirdbaseman. Sure many players contributed awful at-bats, but this game was winnable until Green made it his own. As a result, the Mets couldn't beat the equally dreadful Diamondbacks in a game that made the win streak officially a memory.

Here we can note that the team Sports Illustrated picked for the World Series championship is now growing beards until they climb back to .500. Omar Minaya quieted the storm of criticism on Friday by doing nothing whatsoever. Unless you count selecting shots of his pal Tony for his screensaver. Jose Reyes setbacked and I really can't imagine him coming back this season. The dream now would be that, after welcoming back a hobbled Beltran, a rusty Delgado, Countrytime, and Putz at some point in August, the Mets can somehow catapult an uninspiring crowd ahead of them for the wildcard. This next stretch of games is officially the no-man's land where either a miracle happens and unrealistic dreams come true, or the team is finally buried for good. It's a minor miracle that we're even still interested, but we're stuck with this goddamn motto:"You gotta believe," not "In August when the Mets are really out of it, you gotta spend more time with the kids," or "You Gotta Cut and Run."



  • At 9:54 AM, Anonymous cver said…

    I believe "You've Gotta Cut and Run" is the motto of a busy moyl, so yes, that is Omar's motto. Reyes "setback" was just coming down to earth from his cortisone shot. He needs surgery - everybody knows it, including him and Omar. Beltran - ditto, who will maybe end his career trying to comeback. Frankly, Sean Green and Pagan have been nearly outstanding, besides from last night, needless to say. One look back at last season with the M's and we can learn that Green doesn't respond well to overuse. Put some ice on it, Omar!

  • At 10:25 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    Oy vey!! What a Shawn Green-themed response, Cver!

    Don't worry about over use, Jerry plans to have Nick Evans carry Green out to his position to save on wear and tear.

  • At 12:20 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    It's funny, because you remember me being of the mindset that Green is a Heilman minus the poopyface. He still looks a lot like him when I see him throw, particularly when I see him from behind - maybe similar mechanics and build. Heilman could get himself in a groove, but he seemed more overly emotional than Green. Green got booed etc., but I think he basically kept his cool - he just didn't have it. Not sure if it was from overuse or whether it's just the "sometimes you have command and sometimes you don't" thing. No question, he was all over the place. OK, another Green-themed response to a rather Green-themed post. I still have no reason to question why Peggy Lee sang "Is That All There Is" to Omar after sex, though!

  • At 12:36 PM, Anonymous jdon said…

    This lineup is going to look like ZZ Topp by the time (if) they ever get to .500. Angel Berroa is in our dugout. Fire Omar.

  • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    I guess I must have had an intuition about Pagan, now that we got the go-ahead grand slam from him!


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