Saturday, August 13, 2005


You knew that Gerald Williams would be the hitting star of the game today, didn't you?

Of course you did.

It really is amazing the litany of unlikely heroes the Mets have been lucky enough to receive contributions from. Miguel Cairo, Marlon Anderson, Roberto Hernandez, Chris Woodward, Royce Ring, Victor Zambrano (on occasion), Jose Offerman and Victor Diaz have all been bigger heroes than we could have ever imagined this season (and I don't know about you, but my standards are pretty low).

And now, with a home run, a double, and a stolen base leading to a 5-1 win over the Dodgers, I give you Ice...Gerald Williams.

And I haven't even mentioned Jae Seo yet.

With six strikeouts, five hits and one run in eight innings, how do you take Seo out of the starting rotation? Isn't there a saying which starts something like "Those who don't learn from history..." well you know the rest.

History shows Seo pitching in Norfolk, while Kaz Ishii toiled at Shea.

Now Steve Trachsel is on his way back, and Jae Seo is probably getting nervous. He doesn't deserve to be...not the way he's pitched against the Cubs and Dodgers.

Don't repeat history. Learn from it.

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