Friday, October 27, 2006

Not Bad For The So-Called AAAA League, Eh?


Fly proud, eagle. You done well.

One more extra base hit, and that eagle flies in New York.

Damn.

Some twentieth anniversary this turned out to be.

15 comments:

jabair said...

im just glad the 2006 season is over..

let the healing "officially" begin...

too bad braden looper doesnt get to bat.. would love to see pedro drill him in the head..

or i can settle for reyes hitting a liner off his head next year..

yer buddy Bill said...

David Eckstein, World Series MVP? Driving a cheesy yellow vette. Hope it's a freakin' lemon.

Jeff Weaver, World Series Game Winning Hero? Hope that growth on his face is malignant.

Tony LaRussa, World Series Genius Manager? No doubt George Will is already working on Men at Work II.

There is nothing left to do but take my own life.

The Metmaster said...

All Met fans should recite the following:
"For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of those 'It might have been'".

So much for DM's (I still can not utter his name. The shunning is still alive and well) rant about us losing to an 83 game weakling. So much for his and every other "expert" analysis of the American League vs. National League this season..."inferior", "weak",
"second-rate". Forget interleague play. The All-Star Game is a joke. It's the World Series that counts. During the Met series I asked DM if the NL went on to win the Series would that destroy the AL superiority argument. He said it would. He answered without hesitation. Today I asked him if he remembered that conversation and his response was "I didn't think it would be the Cardinals. No the AL is still superior". Weak, very weak.

..."what might have been".

jabair said...

bet you darth prick probably sounds like donald rumsfeld at a press conference.

please inform him that denial is not just a river in egypt.

jabair said...

it should have been us..

but had it been us, it would have been because of "payroll" and not because of our talent.

be damned if you do and be damned if you dont.

what i cant figure out is how year after year, it seems like the teams that stumble into october are the last ones standing when the music stops... someone please help me out with this...

adoniram said...

I've been too depressed to post anything since the the NLCS but I did want to chime in tonight...

It doesn't make anything better but:

The Cardinals won 83 games but were better than an 83 win team. We still could've (and should've) beaten them, but this was not really an 83 win team.

On the flip side (and due to reasons that we all know... most of them involving calf muscles).

The Mets won 97 games but were not as good as a 97 win team. We still could've (and should've) beaten the Cards but this really was not a 97 win team.

It doesn't make anything better, but it's a testament to how good this 2006 Mets team was that even with our #1 and #3 starters out, we can still say with a straight face that the World Series was ours for the taking and we blew it.

My overwhelming feeling since Game 7 at Shea has not been disappointment but surprise.

I keep waiting for the disappointment to overcome the surprise and shock so I can just mourn the season, but evidently it's gonna take a little while longer.

The disbelief continues.

Mike said...

Cards vs. Padres and Tigers this October: 7-2

Cards vs. Mets this October: 4-3 (with the deciding win coming on a HR in the top, and a bases loaded K in the bottom of the 9th inning)

Says something, doncha think? So much like 1988 revisited it's actually painful to think about.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to engage in my daily smashing-my-head-against-the-desk exercises.

April can't come soon enough.

kyle in newport news said...

You put that very well, adoniram. As for the Mets not really being a 97-win team, you could find example #1 on Opening Day. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey I hate Looper as much as the next guy, but on your hate list, did you realize that not only does Looper now have a ring, but he has TWO of them...2003 w/ Florida buddy...

Unser said...

Well said MD. There is some solace today.

Just one hit in the 9th, just one hit . . .

Next year . . .

Unser said...

BTW - that was pretty cruel of SNY to run Game 7 of the '86 WS last night. I couldn't watch it. Thankfully, the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown was on, which provided for a nice break between errors by Tiger pitchers and the umpteenth airing of the Chevy "This is Our Country" commercial - what an awful song.

Metstradamus said...

"Hey I hate Looper as much as the next guy, but on your hate list, did you realize that not only does Looper now have a ring, but he has TWO of them...2003 w/ Florida buddy..."

You're right. But that doesn't make me feel any better.

jabair said...

i kept reaching back for 86 and kept finding 88

Anonymous said...

Although the thought of Looper and Albert P-hole hoisting the trophy makes me cringe...we can all take solice in the fact that the media dubbed "weaker league" aka the team "fighting for second place" is victorious. Yes, the National League brand of baseball; the way its supposed to be played, once again proved those know-nothing-know-it-all talk radio hosts and espn analyists wrong. Time to regroup boys and have Omar work his magic. Mets in '07!

kyle in newport news said...

(This Is) Our Country. Our Time.