Monday, June 25, 2007

Run Baby Run

Oh look, there's the ball! Oh look, there's no fielder. Oh look, I can keep running!

Wasn't that trip around the bags kind of like the last scene in the Bad News Bears where the pitcher just holds on to the ball and the runner keeps going around the bases? It was like that, but faster. And cooler.

And from there, it was all downhill for the Athletics for the final nail in their sweep. Legend will have it that if you squinted really hard this weekend, you could see Tug McGraw slap his glove to his thigh instead of John Maine, Wayne Garrett hitting home runs instead of Jose Valentin, and Willie Mays pleading with the home plate umpire.

Uh, no, that was Paul Lo Duca threatening to kill the home plate umpire. Speaking of which...

Perspective: The Mets, with this sweep, have improved to 6-13 over the last 19 games. In that stretch, they've gained a game on the Atlanta Braves. Of course, they've lost five and a half to the Phillies, and the Mets' series with the Cardinals (where if you squint, you can see Adam Wainwright...oh never mind) is merely the appetizer to a huge four game series coming up in Philadelphia over the weekend. It's important to continue to fatten up on the banged up birds, because the Phillies will be facing the truly and horribly putrid Cincinnati Reds.

The good news: The Phillies are currently scouring their minor league system to find a starter for the Friday afternoon game. The bad news: That starter, likely to be brought up from AA, will most likely throw a two-hitter against the Mets.

7 comments:

Sean said...

This weekend was very good for my mental health, I think; before going to Friday night's game, the Mets had 1 win and 5 losses in games I've attended this season. I was starting to worry that I was a curse.

Love the Vote Lo Duca or Die graphic; maybe the Mets should have gotten P-Diddy to film a promo for his campaign?

Also, I just caught the podcast of the blogger round table you did with Cerrone last week. It's good stuff, will you be doing more of this in the future?

Anonymous said...

Yo, Dude--whatcha got against Milt Pappas? He was a cousin of George Stone, who gave us some decent years in the early 70s (when he wasn't shredding his index finger on lamp posts in Atlanta showing Milt his layup moves). On second thought, maybe we should hate Milt Pappas...

Matt B. said...

great stuff...on lo duca especially. and thanks for posting my blog in the links section - let's feast on some Cardinal this week.

Mutt$ are LOSERS said...

Hahaha! Laugh it up MUTT$$$$$$$$$$ fans! IT's still june, typical Mutt fans celebrating like they've won a chompionship!

Oh wait, how did that go in 2000? Do you remember winning a chompionship in the post CHarles-in-Charge era?

HAHHA! In the Bronx we measure ourselves by the postseason and winning the trophy. You Mutt$ will never understand this! hehehe...losers.

Metstradamus said...

You know if you measure yourselves by IQ points instead of chompionships you wouldn't have to count that high. May save you some burst capillaries there. All I'm sayin'.

Ceetar said...

loser may be right. I mean, why root for the Mets when theres a nice third place team over in the Bronx that's so far out they'd need a telescope to see Boston?

I see Reyes' and Wright's all-star leads shrunk a bit too, so we gotta make sure not to let them get overtaken.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Paul he has a sexy ass, sexy cock and is strong i want to give him a lap dance with my cock.