Monday, September 26, 2005

Spoiled

So it's come down to this.

The Mets come in to Philadelphia as the Ralph Nader of baseball..."fightning the good fight" as they are still mathematically alive, but most likely they get to decide who gets to go to the playoffs. Ironically, a good showing in Philadelphia by the Mets will help, of all people, Roger Clemens go to the playoffs.

Kinda takes the fun out of it, no?

Monday: Jae Seo (7-2, 2.38 ERA) vs. Brett Myers (12-8, 3.75 ERA)
Tuesday: Victor Zambrano (7-11, 4.10) vs. Jon Lieber(16-12, 4.23 ERA)
Wednesday: Steve Trachsel (1-3, 2.78 ERA) vs. Vincente Padilla (8-12 4.61 ERA)

9 comments:

Jaap said...

I hate to say it Metstra but there's a part of me rooting for the Phillies in this series (oh, the blasphemy!) IF a Phillies series victory over the Mets means the Astros don't make it in.

Of course, I could always root for the Marlins, Astros and Phillies to lose the rest of their games and for the Mets to complete a 10 game winning streak to end the season but I've already fallen for those kinds of scenarios this season much to my chagrin and Pedro's already given up for the year so why shouldn't I?

Go Phillies!

Metstradamus said...

I wouldn't mind the Phillies winning. But I have developed a scientific method of choosing a postseason bandwagon of which I will share with everyone soon.

Joe said...

Hey Mestradamus -
Like many people lately, I stole from you this weekend. A bunch of people from my firm drove from Columbus to Cincinnati for the Reds v Phillies game on Friday. We had some pret-tay pret-tay good seats right behind the ball boy on the 3rd base line.

After watching in disgust as Adam Dunn let three balls go over his head I remembered a little something from a story you posted about a month agao. I yelled out "Hey Dunn, what do you and Michael Jackson have in common? You both wear a glove for no apparent reason." Not a second went by before my girlfriend slapped me upside my head. I was instructed to never do anything to embarass her like that ever again. The ballboy got a good laugh.

It was worth it. I've said it all season long (not here) we don't need any reds on the mets. We screw up enough on our own.

Amazingly enough, the Reds came back and took a five run lead after giving up a huge lead in the first two innings. Then they brought out the BELOVED David Weathers. Hating Weathers more than I hate the Phillies, with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth (and being a Larry David fan) I gave him the stink eye "YOU WILL FAIL!!!!" sure enough on that pitch he gave up a grand slam. Everyone else was pissed, but I had a good time. In case you wonder, Weathers gave up two more runs and now even more people hate him.

Metstradamus said...

Joe,

That must have been why I got a warm happy feeling on Friday for no apparent reason. Thanks for making me proud!

Great work!

erik love said...

Met$tra, i would put you on my shit list, but it seems like your already on the lords....

The Brooks Bollinger era begins now!

(If that's even how you spell his name)

Your starting Quarterback has 2 last names!!!

That my friend, is enough retaliation for me....

Metstradamus said...

What was the line from Nicholas Cage's new movie "Lord of War":

"I'd tell you to go to hell, but it looks like you're already there."

tru dat.

erik love said...

Jets | Pennington's Season Over
Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:15:21 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (shoulder) is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff.

I don't know if that's true or not. But i wouldn't be surprised.

I also heard on Espn that the Jets are trying out former Falcons great, Doug Johnson.

Aren't I happy that i picked the Jets to go to the Superbowl...

Metstradamus said...

Yeah, I heard it too. Doug Johnson, Johnathan Quinn, and Jesse "The Bachelor" Palmer are going in for tryouts.

Oh joy.

Anonymous said...

SPOIL AWAY!!!! the mets win!!! 10 PM on the west coast... wish these games were meaningful!!!