Thursday, April 19, 2007

Irony

It's the baseball gods playing with me again.

Of course, we have to get teased with a no-hitter by John Maine, while in middle America, a guy that I once advocated trading for (and was rightly killed for) pitches yet another no-hitter for a franchise not named "New York Mets".

Of course the baseball gods are going to tweak me. It's the only thing they can do lately because the Mets are so damn good!

Forgive the sudden burst of fanboyishness, but how can you expect me not to be giddy about not only beating, but crushing Dontrelle Willis, the same Dontrelle Willis who was 12-1 lifetime in April, and about 324-1 lifetime against the Mets. Since the calendar still says "April", and the uniform still says "New York", those were pretty long odds the Mets were facing. But because of John Maine's gem, the bats finally figuring out D-Train, and the Mets' general damn goodness, those odds have been beaten.

But about that no-hitter being lost, I'm only going to say this:

Wouldn't you think that this, the season where the Mets starting pitching has been raked over the coals by every expert and so-called expert around, would be the perfect season for the Mets to have that elusive first no-hitter?

I'm just sayin'

11 comments:

elliot said...

7171. That is the number of games our Mets have played as a franchise without having any no-hitters.

metswalkoffs said...

Metstradamus...

how about this...I had Mark Buehrle on my fantasy team, and failed to insert him into my lineup...that's bitterness for ya!

Unser said...

Ollie P hurls a no-no this year. Write it down.

Charlie Manuel is fired by April 30th. Write that down too.

Metstradamus said...

Walkoff buddy,

Ouch.

I've been there...many times.

Sean said...

Ollie P hurls a no-no with 4 consecutive walks and a hit batsman, and takes the 2-0 loss. Write it down.

Daniel said...

Is it just me or do Gary Cohen and/or Keith Hernandez always break the unsaid rule of NOT SAYING NO HITTER AS ITS HAPPENING!!!!

It drives me nuts, and both Gary and Keith said it last night just prior to Cabrera's hit. Not that it had anything to do with it, but i'm just sayin...

SEND OJ TO IRAQ NOW said...

Send OJ to IRaq now he will cut the heads off of evildoers and his crystal meth invicibility will make him impervious to all enemies!!

Eric said...

metstra..what did u think of the atlanta braves tomahawk chop the rangers fans mocked during the game three massacre..i thought it was pretty classy

Metstradamus said...

Eric, visit www.flushinguniversity.com tomorrow morning and check out the column...that will answer your question. (Hint: I was there)

Coop said...

Damus, I guess you didn't read a fellow F-U columnists' blog last night about "Goose Eggs." Sigh - I said the same exact thing.

Metstradamus said...

Coop, shame on me...but I didn't plagarize I swear! ;)