Opening D'oh: Mets Are Bucked
|The Mets will need to deal with NL East superstars like this guy|
The season is one game in and the Mets are already in midseason form--shaky defense, absentee offense, and good-but-not-good-enough pitching. And now we can look forward to reading about the Phillies' gritty triumphs and the impending departure of Jose Reyes all season. There's a lot of baseball left, of course, but tonight at least, that seems like a grueling proposition. Even in a season of diminished expectations, it is going to be tough to watch this team suck wind in the same old ways. The Phillies, Br*ves, and Marlins are all better than the Mets for sure, but the Mets should be able to give those Natinals a run for their money.
Beltran in 2008: "We are the team to beat."
Beltran in 2011: “We’re going to surprise people, that’s for sure.”
As we wait for a better outcome, we still do have Omar Minaya to kick around a little. The Mets retain Omar as a fan, even if he is still clueless:
“Look, obviously, Luis Castillo and Ollie Perez didn’t work out,” he said of the second baseman and pitcher who were finally cut adrift this past month, at considerable ongoing cost. “But I can’t tell you in retrospect I wouldn’t have done it,” he added.
This kind of crap has no place in baseball. Dodgers fans are pretty terrible for a west coast team, but the stadium's crowd control and security has always been an embarrassment.
We want a hit. A charming expression of the timeless Met fan refrain Jon Springer has recovered for your listening pleasure.
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