Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ancient History

Now if Jose Reyes would have hit his home run off of Braden Looper, the night would have been perfect.

Side note: Remember when Claude Lemieux rearranged Kris Draper's face during the playoffs, and Dino Ciccarelli said after the series was over "I can't believe I shook that guy's fricken hand"? Well this would be a more delayed reaction but...I can't believe I ever defended that fricken guy.

Surely you remember the mock "Jose Jose" song that Looper performed in the Cardinals lockerroom after the bitter end to the NLCS. I remember. We all remember. I wonder if our friend Mr. Looper remembers. The Mets will make sure he never forgets it after tonight's 10-0 demoralizer against the Champs.

It was going a little too good for Looper early as he got through five shutout innings against the Mets which was more than he ever had for the Mets, seemingly. Luckily, John Maine was every bit the equal and then some, chucking one hit ball over seven innings and getting out of his only real bit of trouble in the fifth inning when he gave up a hit and a walk with nobody out. I've said it before and it's worth repeating. Our starters really stink, don't they?

Then the Mets played a little Big Bam Boom with Carlos Beltran providing the Big and the Boom, and Jose Reyes providing the Bam with three home runs putting the game out of reach. It helped too that the Cardinals outfield, once again, was horrific! First, it was Jim Edmonds having to make a catch on his knees after he slipped on some Clydesdale manure leftover from all their damn celebrations. Then it was Preston Wilson playing tonight's role of "Skip Schumaker" losing the ball in the lights numerous times...or perhaps he lost it in the twinkle of all the extra World Series rings that replaced the lights, reflecting the moonlight on to the field as a symbol of Tony La Russa's massive genius.

In any event, the Mets are 3-0. The 2006 NLCS is ancient history. The Mets spring training record? More ancient history. The days of people saying that the Mets starting rotation is a pile of clydesdale manure? Getting there quick.

11 comments:

jabair said...

the cardinals outfielders should start taking brethalyzer tests before running out there..

maybe they belong to the same drinking club as larusa.

i was watching on MLB.TV and thinkin about maine being perfect so far.. and then Holiday Inn (Joe Buck) starts about the whole no walks and no hits this far..

an instant later, there is a base hit...

i think he jinxed it on purpose...

Anonymous said...

metstra,

why yahoo? espn has always been pretty good

Mike said...

Last night rocked. Just the sort of vulgar display of naked power I want from my team.

The ump had a generous strike zone (See: "Looper, Braden" & "Effective"), but my man Johnny Maine was pumping strikes. I love watching Maine games. Get ball, throw strike, get ball, throw strike . . .

Tomorrow, time to bring Larry & 'Druw to their knees.

Anonymous said...

The Big - Bam - Boom put the game Out Of Touch.

metsgrrl said...

that's a great photo. I loved that moment with Reyes and Beltran last night, him running up the dugout stairs to make sure he was the first one, coaxing a little public celebration out of his shy friend.

btw, hey metstra, can ya update your link to my site? we're off blogger now. .com all the way :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Phillies should hold off on their division title celebration until they get a successfully converted save opportunity. What a bunch of punks.

Go mets!

The Metmaster said...

We came, we saw, we conquered.

Metstradamus said...

Thank you for the heads up grrl...and nice animated broom!

Mookie McFly said...

One enemy down...and on our way to another...let's bring the brooms to Atlanta.

I don't know if you heard it but Faker Head Chris Cotter (aka Kevin Burkhardt)was talking about David Eckstein being into wrestling. And over the winter he was involved in a wrestling match where he hit someone over the head with a folding chair. Well funny thing is that Keith suggested Eckstein should wrestle Andy Kaufman.

Andy Kaufman, Keith?

I love Keith but I sometimes wonder if he is perpetually stuck in the 1980's. Too funny...

As was the jibber jabber about whether a broo-ha-ha or a melee or whatever is the best term to describe a fight...and later showing Kevin flirting up a storm with some Cards fan only to have Keith say, "is he even working?" which was pretty funny coming out of Keith's mouth!

The broadcast team for the Mets really makes the games enjoyable on a bunch of different levels.

Unser said...

Big Bam Boom last night. All three games were Out of Touch. Hopefully, the Mets will continue to practice their Method of Modern Love in Atlanta.

Ryan Madson oh and 2 - funny stuff man.

Anyone liking Lee Mazzilli in the pre and post game shows? Me, not so much. A bit cocky for my taste.

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