Sure, Jason Giambi might have the golden thong, but as the Mets are the team of the people, they would never be caught dead in fancy schmancy gold thongs. For example, Luis Castillo's luck comes from a ratty old thong he borrows intermittently from some stripper named Diamond*. And that good luck charm was instrumental in Castillo's 40 foot grass hugger giving the Mets the lead for good in their game against the Yankees on Saturday.
(Side note: Castillo will miss the Sunday night game against the Yankees with what the club calls "general itchiness".)**
But here's what I don't understand: If Carlos Delgado has a shift, why don't teams employ a shift on Luis Castillo? It would look something like this:
*Luis Castillo wearing a thong is a mere rumor that has been floating around the blog-o-sphere that I cannot confirm.**
**All right, all right. I made it up. And I made up the Castillo itchiness story too. Jeez, you guys are no fun.