fall flat on our faces?
Nice that this team can show as much fire and brimstone on the field than they do in the locker room.
“If you wanna be an ass, I can be an ass too.” -Carlos DelgadoOoh! Jon Heyman, you got owned!!!
Ricky Nolasco, not so much (Delgado was oh for three with a sac fly RBI).
I'm not about to sit here and analyze Delgado's non-reaction to Willie Randolph not losing his job. Nor will I analyze Carlos Beltran's similar non-reaction. Look, athletes in general are skittish about every little thing they say in a locker room be dissected like a grasshopper in biology class. So I can't get on them too much. But the one thing they said which is non-negotiable to put on that bulletin board is this: "We have to play better."
And don't try to tell us it's early. Because in reality, it's late. It's late when it comes to the window of opportunity that is closing for this team as presently constituted. It's closing when Mr. Beltran is hitting .260. It's closing when Mike Pelfrey keeps exposing himself as someone who isn't going to live up to his draft slot. It's closing when Ryan Church is still seeing little Disney characters circling his head. It's closing when there are whispers that Johan Santana is losing his velocity. And all this on the same day as the Phillies score 20 runs, and Scott Kazmir strikes out ten batters in seven innings.
It's just another red letter day to be a Met fan.