Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ellis Day

Some choose not to celebrate what February 14th represents.

Some have too many memories of broken promises and heart wrenching disappointments.

And thus a holiday was born: Valentine's Day.

Because what better icon to represent broken hearts and failed relationships than Ellis Valentine, who broke hearts and failed in his relationship with the New York Mets in 1981 and 1982?

You sacrifice and sacrifice and sacrifice, and get nothing in return. And that is Valentine's Day in a nutshell. Did you know that Ellis led the Mets with seven sacrifice flies in 1982? Ah, good times.

But believe it or not, Valentine's Day can also represent love. And Ellis Valentine loves kids.

So when you sit at home alone on this Valentine's Day, know that Ellis is there for you. Ellis loves you.

Happy Ellis Day.


Anonymous said...

what about bobby valentine?

are bobby and ellis brothers?

iamSINATRA said...


You just made me spit up coffee. I was just talking about Ellis a couple of weeks ago. Someone dare challenged my status as a Met fan and asked me what year did he come to the Mets.

BTW, I am about the same age as you, Metstradamus. I was a dopey kid when Bobby Valentine came to the Mets as player (and Joe Torre cut him). I used to get Ellis and Bobby mixed up all the time. No, my parents didn't feed me scotch. I was just a dopey kid.

Metstradamus said...

That's funny debeech, I'm a dopey adult. What a coincidence.

So you grew up with those immortal 1979 Mets...lucky you!

Anonymous said...

I used to cut coupons off of the back of milk cartons to get mets tix in the 70's.


Metstradamus said...

I think I did that during the '86 season too. I vaguely remember that.