Sunday, June 18, 2006

A Child Shall Lead Them

On a team with more veteran presence than old timers day, it was the young one, David Wright, challenging his teammates to pick it up on Saturday after a two game losing streak to the Orioles.
"We'll see what we're made of here."
So was the speech more Patton or Bluto? Perhaps it was more Barack Obama? Fire? Brimstone? Beer can crushed on his head? In any event, there's nothing like putting forth a challenge and being front and center in answering that challenge, eh David? (Reminds me of someone.)

We know what David Wright is made of. In the fifth, Wright blasted a groovy kind of fastball off of a tiring Adam Loewen (who had just plunked two batters before hand) into the bullpen for a 4-1 lead at a time when the Mets were wondering if they would ever beat this sub .500 team again. Then there was Wright's mad dash to home plate in the seventh. Wright was called out, but then called safe by another ump...no doubt because Wright had the smarts to flail his arm to alert the umpiring crew that he was interfered with by Miguel Tejada while rounding third. It's the kind of smart play the Mets have been known for lately, between that and all of these stolen bases lately that have been truly stolen...while infielders were caught napping on the job.

It's players like David Wright that have made sure that the Mets haven't lost more than two in a row all season. Mets fans, who showered him with some brief "M-V-P" chants today after his seventh inning mad dash, know this. Even at this young stage, the precocious one is leading the way.

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You learn something new every day. I've learned that Carlos Delgado's nickname is "Diesel".

Diesel Delgado. Rolls off the tongue doesn't it?

I also learned that Jon Stewart roots for his Mets in a slightly maniacal fashion much like yours truly during his Chris Cotter interview in the stands during the sixth inning. If you didn't hear this interview, then I hope you DVR'd the game...it happened at about 2:50 ET. Treat yourself to the stylings of one of the funniest men alive, who is also a huge Met fan...he proved it during this interview with the Joe Foy reference. And nowadays, with all of these celebrities soon to want to jump on the Mets bandwagon come September and October, they should be made to take a Mets quiz at the door...with questions given by Jon Stewart and myself. I'll have to get to work on that.

14 comments:

nLak..B) said...

i call delgado "rompe"...i know i'm weird =)

Metstradamus said...

As in Ulf Rompe?

Minglet said...

did anyone else get chills when Wright made contact on the grand slam?

The Metmaster said...

Was at Shea today with my two sons for Fathers Day. In one game, Eli Marrero contributed more in the field than Kaz Matsui did in three years! David Wright...M-V-P.

The Metmaster said...

One more item......If you have not been to Shea in a while, they have fenced in a large portion of the parking lot beyond center field and are assembling a large construction site and heavy equipment for the new stadium. This thing is really happening.

nLak..B) said...

metstradamus--i think rompe is his batting music. i'm not sure if i'm hearing it right, but i just laugh about it. =)

and...who's ulf rompe?

Bonilla Nation said...

The Mets are good becaus they score many points!

j m said...

Please tell me they call Delgado "Diesel" after that toxic, puke inducing, environmentally unfriendly fuel, and not after that toxic, puke inducing, environmentally unfriendly "actor".

Metstradamus said...

jm, I think he was named after the toxic, puke inducing, environmentally unfriendly Heat center.

Ed in Westchester said...

Poor Hammer, down on the bottom of the pile.
'tis a pity.

Metstradamus said...

I googled "Rompe" and Ulf Rompe is who I got.

jabair said...

hammer is a cellar weller.. LOL... LOVE IT!!!!

jon stewart interview video clip is on mets.com

j m said...

I'm gonna vomit.

warmsox said...

The interview is available through the game summary on the official site.