Monday, April 02, 2007

Ownership Has Its Privileges

If Chris Carpenter was a Monopoly square, the Wilpons would have another revenue stream on rent alone, because after hitting him hard twice in the playoffs and once more tonight, the Mets can now say they officially own him. If the Mets could have owned a couple of more Cardinals like Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina...then they not only would have had a monopoly to build houses and hotels on Carpenter place and collect some real money to go out and sign an ace pitcher in a few years...but they might have also won the NLCS last season.

I was never any good at Monopoly, and obviously neither are the Mets. But they are very good at baseball, and it showed tonight as the Mets beat the Cards 6-1 on Opening Night...and while it will never quite put to rest what happened last season, it does put to rest their horrendous spring training record which nobody remembers anymore.

Carlos Delgado got the Mets going against Carpenter with a two run double in the third inning. For that alone, shouldn't we all send his wife some flowers for having her baby early enough so that Carlos could play on opening night? From there, the spigots were opened. After those two in the third, the Mets scored three more in the third on the strength of a Paul Lo Duca single (we should send Willie Randolph some flowers while we're at it for keeping Lo Duca in the two hole) which drove in Jose Valentin and Shawn Green. Speaking of horrendous spring trainings that nobody will remember anymore, Green had two hits and scored a run. Two hits a night should be enough to fill the moat and keep the angry mobs (and Lastings Milledge) at bay temporarily.

And boy (sarcasm alert) our starting pitching is atrocious, isn't it? It's amazing that Glavine only gave up one run over six innings while using a walker (which...I think...caused him to balk a couple of times). Nine more to go for the aged one.

Most impressive could have been the Mets defense playing as if it was the Steel Curtain of old. Think how bad the sixth inning could have been if the 40-year-old Moises Alou didn't get on his proverbial horse and rob Adam Kennedy with a sliding catch? Or if Carlos Beltran didn't deliver a strike to home plate to nail David Eckstein trying to score from second? (Why does Carlos Beltran have better control from 250 feet away than Alay Soler ever did from 60 and a half feet?)

Or how about the eighth inning, where Jose Valentin (I promise Jose, I'm not going to mistake you for John Valentin anymore!) dove to start a sweet double play off Scott Rolen with the bases loaded to basically ice the game? I would say that we should salute the Mets by waving terrible towels, but that didn't work so well during Game 7. But forget Game 7...because this is Game 1 all over again. Game one of our 2007 marathon that has started off on the right foot...with the good guys in first place.

10 comments:

kyle in newport news said...

We get the HITS!
We score the RUNS!
We shut you DOWN!
We're number ONE!

Anonymous said...

Kyle's been holding that in for the past 5 months.
One down - 161 to go.

Mike said...

Start the Playoffs.

Sean said...

I'm still waiting for a Pujols quote to surface regarding how bad Glavine pitched last night...

Toasty Joe said...

Oh jeez Kyle. Let that song die. I'm trying to wipe it from my memory banks.

Unser said...

Sweet peg from Beltran to nail Eckstein. I don't think Miller and Morgan gave Carlos enough props for that play.

Hate the day off after opening day.

Hans Gruber said...

Enjoy it while you Can MUTT$$$$ fans! haahaha. Ryan Howard and Utley are going to strip you over your corrupt NL East banner from last season! hahaha ! Philly is better from top to bottom! Losers!

Mike said...

Hans Gruber, huh? Fugures he'd be a Phillies fan.

Yippee kai-yea, motherfucker.

beezermess said...

Metsradamus...

Two random thoughts....
Where the F**k was the offense in game 7....Jeff Suppan is not that good....

I know it is opening day...but it is way too early to get way too excited....I am glad that it's here..but for me there are more important things to worry about and that is the number 2...the amount of points needed by the Broadway Blueshirts to secure a playoff spot and how sweet it would be if it happens at the Mausoleum....Let's Go Rangers!!!!!!

MetsfaninTX said...

I am surprised to not see Tony
Larussa's name on the hate list...
especially after his lame comment
on Beltran's perfect throw to the
plate being "foolish." What an ass
he is.