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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Bay Day, Eh?

Today just seems like great day to recognize all the great things that Canada and those born there contribute to make the world a swell place. A little help appreciating Canada, from our friends over at "Canada Kicks Ass":
  • Canada is home to the world's third largest food franchise--Fogen Frutz
  • Canadians invented the baseball glove
  • Canadians invented insulin 
  • the movie Titanic was written, directed and produced by a Canadian, James Cameron 
  • Canadians invented the kitchen stove
  • More medals per capita than any other country at the Atlanta Summer Olympics
  • Canadians invented cable T.V.
  • more drinkable water than anywhere else in the world
The Mets organization is "Happy as Hell and They're Going to Take it Some More." What, you want to fire a guy during a losing streak? That just ain't right. Only fire guys when they're winning. That's what Omar says:
"Jerry Manuel's our manager," Minaya said. "Look, any time you're going to have a couple losing things, those things are going to pop up, but there's no discussion at all. Jerry Manuel is our manager, going to be our manager -- very happy with the job he's done."  "Jerry's our manager," Minaya said. "When we signed Jerry -- for me to discuss Jerry's job status after a losing streak, it's just not right. Teams are going to have losing streaks. It's not right to discuss a manager's status. I tell you he's our manager and I see him being our manager." 
And, just for laughs:
"If I'm not mistaken, we're 4 1/2 half out in that range, and we have a lot of baseball left to play," Minaya said, although the Mets are actually 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Braves.

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  • At 1:03 AM, Anonymous cver said…

    But who's counting?! It's as if they give out a trophy to whichever team wins. Can't we just trade Ollie for Poopyface at this point.

  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    exactly. I would expect Omar perhaps not to know the exact number of cars in the citi parking lot, or the price of a miller light, but you'd think if it was your job you'd be painfully familiar with your team's precise status.

    Poopyface Parkingplace is more valuable now than any Metz short reliever.


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