Saturday, September 24, 2005

Have A Cigar

I can sleep at night now...knowing in my heart that now that the tragic number is down to one, that Mets manager Willie Randolph is going to pull out all of the stops to motivate his team and protect his players.

Tonight, in a monumental turn of events, Randolph was ejected from a baseball game for the first time in his career.

I wonder if Mike Piazza has a cigar for that occasion.

The momentous occasion occurred after Jose Reyes was ejected well after getting rung up by Sam Holbrook in the seventh...as Reyes said the magic word while walking away. Randolph went ballistic, an occurrence Mets fans have waited for all season, and Holbrook made history by being the first umpire to toss the mild mannered Randolph during the Mets 5-2 victory. And Metstradamus applauds Willie Randolph for finally showing us that he is indeed alive.

I know, I know...better late than never. But why has everyone waited for garbage time to start sucking the marrow out of life instead of choking on the bone? Randolph had plenty of chances to protect his players and get himself tossed while protecting players and coaches alike, but waits until now to get himself tossed. It must be part of that "garbage time" experimentation...the same scientific experiments that have Roberto Hernandez closing when there are other players to look at in the system...the same experiments that have Miguel Cairo at second base as Anderson Hernandez rots on the bench...the same experiments that have Marlon Anderson in right field losing baseballs in the lights while Victor Diaz spends quality time with his sunflower seeds.

I can't wait for the next trick to be pulled out of the bag. Maybe Rick Peterson wants to look at Kaz Ishii. Joy.

But for now, light up New York...and celebrate history.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanx for beating me to the punch metstradamus!! well, its your blog so i guess you oughta get the first shot at passing out cigars... Willie from subway finally lost his virginity!!!

i cant believe he waited until game #154 to get tossed!!! it definately was refreshing to finally see him in n umps face... i guess he does have a backbone, albeit, its a day late and a dollar short..

anyone have any statistics on how often an average manager gets tossed during the course of a regular season?? or can someone CALL BILL JAMES??

Fred said...

Oh, God ... during my trip to NYC I saw the Willie/Joe Subway ads. I threw up just a little bit in my mouth.

Good thing I hate Subway.

Anonymous said...

joe torre is a much better actor than willie nillie...

how come willie has to go get the sandwiches while joe sits on his ass..

another proof that no matter what side of the town he is on, he is still joe's bitch

metswalkoffs said...

There is an ejections database being maintained by the folks from SABR (Society for Baseball Research)

Willie has 7 documented ejections, according to database keeper, Dave Vincent. This was his first as a manager.

Documenting ejections is probably more valuable to the baseball community than documenting Mets walk-offs, but they are both fun pursuits.

Kyle in Newport News said...

At least they weren't getting sandwiches for Jared. Ugh. I'm an English teacher, and his pretentious "Choose well" still pisses me the hell off every time I hear it. It's a flippin sandwich, not a business letter! I much prefer Chicken Out's "Eat Good" slogan; too bad there aren't any of those here in the News.

In other news, let's go Mets! Third place is now in sight...

Kyle in Newport New said...

We do have SONIC in the News, however. It's been here two or three years now, and it's already a part of the culture. After softball today, one of my teammates -- a man I have respected for over a decade -- said, "I could sure go for a cherry limeade!" Just like the TBS announcers! I gave him a good talking to.

Metstradamus said...

Kyle, be glad you missed Jared the Subway guy in the Mets booth during Thursday night's Marlin game for a whole inning...Fran Healy got to talk to the icon of one of a Met sponsor...Mr. Sunshine was about as giddy as a kid in an amusement park.

Meanwhile, during tonight's game, Ted and Keith were in the booth talking about the Palmeiro situation during the bottom of the third inning...good stuff...then Fran returns to shift the conversation to how exciting Jose Reyes is.

Healy is the guy at the family reunion who when one of the family members calls his wife or sister a no good cheatin' skank...Healy interrupts and tries to change the subject..."Hey, how about those Bears!"

It's comical.

G-Fafif said...

During Friday night's game, Ted Robinson referred to a "blast" that Cliff Floyd had hit. With no commercial break of any kind scheduled, Fran cut him off with, "A COORS LIGHT BLAST!"

That's not even what it's called, you dope. It's the Coors Light COLD Blast. I swear, what a dumb fuck.

Fran, so anxious to please his corporate masters, so quick to annoy his audience.

Your "X days until golf" countdown is cool, M'T, but I really hope it's a reflection of how many broadcasts are left until Healy is bounced like the Banco Popular Bad Check of the Game.

Metstradamus said...

Greg,

I caught that little Coors Light plug he threw in! His eagnerness to promote the sponsors without being asked has become quite comical. I wonder if even the sponsors are starting to think that it's overkill. It's laughable!

This comment is sponsored by Subway Restraurants...Eat Fresh, and Watch Jose Reyes Run!

Anonymous said...

Good to see HOJO in the dugout.. wish they would make him the hitting coach next year and dump rick down along with franny..

awesome display tonight... 5 runs before any outs...

i would like to see glavine start spring training in december so by the time april comes around he is ready to go.. looked like it took him the first half to get his shit together this year...

what are the chances floyd wins a gol glove this year??

Anonymous said...

anyone ever notice that at times glavine is so off to the 3rd base side of the rubber that sometimes he is not even toeing the rubber when he pitches??

Anonymous said...

cant quite figure out if fran has a man crush on reye or wright??

hey metstrdamus, can you please set up a poll to answer that question??

Metstradamus said...

Your wish is my command. If you've learned anything about me it's that I am a man of the people.

Anonymous said...

VIVA LA REPUBLICA!!!

Mets Beast said...

omg who seen the jets game?!?!

Metstradamus said...

Don't get me started.

Mets Beast said...

right now... the mets are actually better than the jets

erik love said...

Metstra, Chad Pennington did his best JP losman impersonation....

If you need a place to vent, come to my site. Or just do it here, either or......

Michael Vick is GOD....with an STD....

Metstradamus said...

e-love,

That was another total collapse. 3/5's of the O-line is brutal, receivers are dropping passes...and if Justin Miller doesn't try to catch a punt like Willie Mays against Vic Wertz the Jets are 2-1.

But thanks at least for taking care of the Bills.