SPEWING FROM ALL ANGLES

UGHHHHHH! Back to Work This sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But before I hit the pile of work I have here on my desk (I need some real motivation here to get to work) a few observations:

 

The walking wounded are ready to come back as it looks like Gimp Castillo is ready to rejoin the big club in DC tomorrow. That means most likely that Argenis “The Other” Reyes will be sent back to NOLA until September 1 or the next time Gimp falls off his Rascal. Billy Wags will grab a hot dog at Nathan’s and a round of “Shoot The Freak” while rehabbing with the Cyclones in Coney Island, which spells the end most likely for Eddie Kunz on the big league roster. Me personally I’d send back Carlos Muniz who has been a huge disappointment to me as I thought he’d excel as a late inning guy but he just gets a reprieve until John Maine is activated on Wednesday. It looks like Brain Stokes off his start Saturday will stay as the long man in what is a mess of a bullpen. If there is one critsisim of Omar Minaya that is justified it is he has not upgraded the bullpen from last year and that was the main culprit in the Collapse of “07. Ryan Church is down in St. Lonesome and if that doesn’t make his head hurt hopefully he’ll bounce back but I don’t here much optimism coming from the Ivory Tower of Shea.

 

Sad weekend with both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes passing away. Mac was a no hold bared comic who was extremely funny and that’s because he spoke the truth and didn’t give a shit who was offended. Hayes made one of the great records of the 70’s with the theme from the movie SHAFT (“Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks-SHAFT-You’re damn right”)  and later gained fame as Chef on South Park R.I.P. Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes!!!!

 

This whole PSL bullshit has me shaking my head. Today I read a story in the Post about NY Football Giants fans dipping into their retirement accounts and taking out loans to buy the PSL at the new Stadium. I understand that these folks have had the tickets for years and years but when you start raiding your IRA and 401-K for tickets to a sporting even that is just fucked up. Really I love the Mets more than any other team I root for but the Wilpons can kiss my Royal Irish Ass if they jack the price of tickets so high that I have to go into my pension for a loan to watch them. Anyone who does that needs their fucking head examined.

 

I love the site The Gowanus Lounge because it post shit like this that makes laugh until it hurts. I love when the Yuppies who took over Park Slope and gentrified it get riled up when they see unsavory behavior like this. Back in the70’s there would have been a line. for that.

 

Sure now that I’m back from Boston those egg heads a MIT figure out a way to hack into the Charlie Card.

 

I tune into the end of the Nats-Brewers game yesterday when I got home from Shea and Bob Carpenter and Don Sutton got into a discussion that proved they were both retarded.

L Millz was up in the top of the 12th and Carpenter was going on about the shadows on the field and how tough it was to see the ball as a batter. Carpenter then made a statement that made my head snap, “Can you imagine these shadows if the Brewers make the post season and they have to play at 4 PM” HUH? Bob, the post season starts in OCTOBER where sunset in Wisconsin is at 6:30 PM not at 8:05 PM as it is now so  they shadows will be different if any and besides maybe it will be a cloudy day when the Brew Crew play did that ever cross your mind?  Shit, it could even snow for that fact and the roof will be closed. Did I tell you how much I love Gary, Keith and Ron?

 

Mets are on a 1PM today which will be a big help in me getting through the mounds of paper work on my desk.     

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  1. Did the game today really help you get through your first day back? My guess is that it put you (like it did to me) over the top. I was fucking furious and closed my office door and glared at anyone who came near. This sounds crazy, but I’d DFA Heilman right now. He looks intimidated and scared, and when not these, he looks miserable. He adds no value at this point, and he’s going to sign elsewhere the minute he can. Yes, I’d make him a starter, but they never will, so DFA him and change the mix in the pen. This can’t fucking continue one more day.

    My daughter and I went to Chicago last week, Wrigley and US Cellular. She says Wrigley does not have enough bathrooms and is too cramped (Steve, I feel your pain with 15 year olds). She loved US Cellular, which is very fan friendly. Says she wishes she were a ChiSox fan, since they wear black and promote the bad-ass gangsta attitude with everything they do. Our team just promotes misery.

  2. Frank from Jersey says:

    He now throws a slider so he finally has 3 pitches so why the hell can’t they just sign him and tell him that he is their #4 starter next year???? He has great stuff and other teams have always liked him in the past. I simply do NOT understand why the Mets won’t give him that chance. He’s going to walk after this year obviously and that will be that.

    I’m sticking up for him even though he makes my asshole pucker every time they bring him in now because I still feel this guy can be a solid starting pitcher and they never let him. I’ve seen him come in games and be litterally unhittable. He needs to get his head in the right place and the Mets won’t let that happen.

  3. kranepool says:

    Rich,

    Your daughter is right about Wrigley as I thought that Shea had no bathrooms but I remember sitting in the RF bleachers when I was there and having to trek down to the concourse of the park to take a leak, in a trough no less. I like the Cell as well very different from Wrigley but a nice place none the less. Chicago is a great city to visit. Rich, how many Old Style’s did you have LOL

    Frank, you know, I know, we all know that Aaron Heilman is a starter but for whatever reason the Mets don’t know it but I think if Dean of Old School Warthen has any say, Heilman will be in th eroation next year Just a hunch!

  4. A few Old Styles and a brautwurst loaded with mustard. We were in GA and sat under the huge manual scoreboard in center to get out of the blazing sun. Yes, I walked down the ramps to a trough. Didn’t people have any self respect in 1916? Why was it ok to piss in a trough?

    We need brauts at Shea. Only thing the NY area lacks, a good braut.

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