This is how the season has to end? Jae Seo pitches his heart out as "Firestarter", the lineup can only score two runs as in the clutch they become "The Dead Zone", and then the Larry Walker HR turns what should have been a better fate...into "Misery".
Forget Stephen King...the sequence where Fluff Castro kept putting down four fingers...four fingers...four fingers...and Seo kept shaking him off but finally relented and threw what turned into Walker hitting the clock for the winning run...that was straight out of "Bull Durham". Castro turned Jae Seo into Nuke Laloosh.
I frankly didn't know that four fingers was the sign for "meatball".
Then of course, you had John Hughes put his two cents in, as Jason "Generation Smash My Hand Against the Wall and Break my Finger" Isringhausen gets the Meek Mets out 1-2-3 as the soundtrack of my mind starts blaring "Don't you...forget about me...as you get that saaaaaave..."
"Laaaaaa la la la laaaaaaa"
So what horror show will it be tomorrow? Perhaps we can get tickets for Art Howe, Shane Spencer, Wilson Delgado, Ricky Guiterrez, and Orber Moreno and they could re-create "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
Because they're doing it again to us this summer.
Willie...can you make more no sense?
"He's my closer. He's been my closer. He's got the most saves of anybody on my team. So right now he's my closer." -Willie Randolph, on Braden Looper
Check back here at the beginning of the off season...the answer to that same question will turn into this...
Then, at the beginning of spring training, it will be this:
"Braden Looper is our closer. But we'd be silly if we didn't explore all of our options when it comes to upgrading the club at all positions, not just at closer. We have a number of places we need to be better at, and if an opportunity arises to upgrade the ball club, I'm sure Mr. Minaya will not hesitate to do so...but right now, Braden Looper is our closer."
And finally on May 1st, Willie will respond:
We think Braden Looper can definitely be an asset to the New York Mets. Yeah, B.J. Ryan is here, but there's no reason that there can't be two closers. I mean, Braden got more saves for me than anyone last year, so right now he's my closer. I think it's nice to have a righty/lefty combination in there...just like McDowell and Orosco back in the 80's. But we'll see how it goes in the spring.
This is something I'll probably go more into at a later date...
...but how about Paul Konerko at first base next season?
Whenever you want to complain about a pitching change that Willie Randolph has made, or maybe about David Wright's slot in the batting order, take heart...because Willie Randolph has never lost to the Ohio Bobcats. Dave Wannstedt however, has.
After Ohio's 16-10 win over Pittsburgh (oh sorry, they're back to being "Pitt", aren't they) tonight, is it finally safe to call Pitt head coach Wannstedt the worst head coach in the history of anything?
Pitt didn't lose to Ohio State, oh no. They lost to Ohio. The Bobcats. The same Bobcats that have a record of 240-321-14 since 1950. The same Bobcats that have had 2 winning seasons since 1982. Meanwhile, Pitt are the defending Big East Champions. And the Mustache comes in and not only loses...but they don't score a touchdown since the opening kickoff!
This is Randolph's first season as a head coach...Wannstedt has been a head football coach for eleven years!
And he lost to the Bobcats.
So remember Mets fans, it's not all bad.