Thank God the Mets won yesterday as it would have put a damper on a wonderful Sunday afternoon. I was honored to be invited by Dana Brand to his book launch party for his new book Mets Fan. Besides getting to meet Dana (Happy Birthday) who is as nice a fellow as he is talented, it was a thrill hanging with the Mets bloging glitterati.


I met Mike Steffano’s and his wife from Mike’s Mets, Mike Silva of NY Baseball Talk (by the way Mike should have his own show on either WFAN or ESPN 1050 because quite frankly he’s better than anyone on those station when it comes to interviews) and his dad who by the way has the same view of the 2007 Mets as my favorite baseball writer Tim Marchman writes about today.


The lovely and talented Kathy Foronjy of Mathematically Alive was in attendance. Kathy gave me some great flyers for the movie that I have plaster all over my Tribeca office since I am knee deep in Highlander fanatics as co-workers. Then I had the pleasure of meeting the “Joan Whitney Payson’s” four terrific young ladies who were as fun to be around in person as they are when reading their blogs. Coop from My Summer Family (check out the pics from the party on Coops site) Caryn from Mets Grrrl, SNK from You Can’t Script Baseball and Zoe from Pick Me Up Some Mets. (more party pics at Zoe’s site)


The funniest part of the day was listening to scores of the Mets-Marlins game as people at the event were checking the score on their cell phones. It reminded me of the stories of baseball fans going down to the Western Union office at the turn of the 20th century checking the teletype during games and how technology  has advanced where the news of the world is now on our telecommunication device. When it was reported to the crowd that Billy Wagner gave up a home run to Dan Uggla to tie the game at 6, I was standing with Mike, Dana, Mike Silva and his Dad. We looked so uncomfortable, like five guys getting ready to have our prostrates examined. But then the news came that David the MVP drove in the go ahead run in the top of the 11th and it was like the doctor ran out of rubber gloves. That’s how happy we were. But then in the bottom of the 11th Aaron Sele and Scott Schoeneweis were called on to close out the game. I guess Omar didn’t have time to activate Doug Sisk and Mel Rojas. Think about that, in a game that the Mets just had to win (I think I wrote that sentence about 7 times this week ) Aaron Sele and Scott  Schoeneweis are the last line of defense, two guys who earlier in the season Willie Randolph would rather forfeit a game than use them are now closing out pennant race games. Yeah baby, it’s good to be a Mets fan.



To: Willie Randolph Manger NY Mets


From: Omar Minaya, General Manager New York Mets


Subject: Wednesday’s starting pitcher





Kranepool Society has contacted me and said we should go with Phil Humber this Wednesday against the Nats. Since all of the personnel decision the Kranepool Society has suggested to me are right on, I am directing you to read his blog each day before you make out the game day lineup or make any pitching changes. In fact if we make the post season I will adding Kranepool Society to the coaching staff as your new bench coach, since John McGraw is dead the Kranepool Society is the next best thing.




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