RANTS AND RAVES FRIDAY

Ah!!!!! why can‘t they all be like last nights game. No irritable bowels. No wretching. Just pleasure watching your ACE take car of business. Oh and muchas gracias to Geovany Soto for that three run bomb in the 9th yesterday. The cuchifritos are on me baby.

 

I read a lot of stuff and I write down a lot of stuff and stuff just flies into my spacious head so here is some of that stuff in no order or no rhyme or reason:

 

The Mets are scaring the living shit out me with their treatment of John Maine. The more I keep hearing that he can’t do further damage to his shoulder the more I feel he will be making a trip to Dr Andrews office in the near future. Just goes to show that the fans, manager and front office have no faith at all in the bullpen.

 

Now don’t tell me that you won’t go after K-Rod because it may cost too much. Don’t lay that bullshit excuse on me. I’m not totally sold on signing K-Rod but it has nothing to do with money, as the Skill Sets are making enough money to bail out a bunch of mortgage lenders. Even if you think the money K-Rod will be asking is outlandish please for once blow a little smoke up my ass, and tell me the bullpen will be upgraded by any means necessary.

 

There has to be more to the release of Al Reyes than saying it was loss of velocity.

 

Looks like Gimp Castillo will be the getting the bulk of the playing time at 2nd base. I love Argenis Reyes’ glove and his pluck but Castillo is league average in the field and he’s a better bat. Even though Brain Schneider hit two bombs last night, the 7-8-9 in the Mets line up is a black hole, and puts tons of pressure on the guys ahead of them and that’s a big part of the Mets late inning offensive woes.

 

I told you this week during my morning walk to work as I got to Wall St,  Boulevard of Broken Dreams was on my iPod. Today when I passed there my iPod died. I need to find a new route to work.

 

How much will it bother you if the Mets make the post season as the Wild Card rather than NL East Champs? Last week it bugged me but the more I look at to paraphrase that Crazy Old Bastard who runs the Oakland Raiders, “Just Make The Post Season Baby”.

 

Shout out to Kathy Foronjy. I swear to God I am going to take fucking hostages at the Dunkin’ Dounts on Murray St some day. First I was shocked as there were only two people ahead of me on line there this morning as the incompetent staff is so fucking slow that the line is always out the door. Then a woman in front of me spoke limited English as did the worker behind the counter. The customer wanted one of those unappetizing sandwich on flat bread that she could not pronounce and the worker could not understand what she wanted so me,  speaker of two languages Brooklynese and Profanity,  is trying to interpret for this duo while trying to order a simple Extra Large Coffee just milk.  “Fucking flat bread with vegetable spread” got lost in the translation.

 

I don’t get all this weepy stuff over Highlander Stadium closing and I really don’t get what the picture on the front of the NY Post today has to do with it either as that stadium has been gone for 35 years . As far as I’m concerned the House That  the Womanizing Boozing Home Run Hitter Built closed on September 30 1973. This edifice that’s closing in the South Bronx, The House That The Costra Nostra Made A Killing On, is a shell of it’s former self.

 

There are guys like me who rant and rave and then there are sane guys like Howard Megdal who make tremendous statements quick and to the point. Even I feel better after seeing this.

 

Even with my baseball team in the heat of a pennant race, I am looking forward to watching Rangers-Senators hockey tomorrow night on MSG

 

Also Manchester United-Chelsea on Sunday morning FSC.

 

Com’on folks broaden your horizons.

 

I usually look at Phil Mushnick as a “Get off my lawn” kind of guy but today he was dead spot on with his critique of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo. I felt sad for Francesa in away, as he is tired of fans of his show and others saying how bad he is as a solo artist. His rant about having three number one shows and how he’s been very successful just comes off as Mike being extremely jealous and petty of the attention that Russo is getting with his new gig at Sirius.  Francesa can be a big blow hard but I guess out of habit I turn the radio on at 1:05PM to his show but I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t feel he needs desperately needs and injection of youth and enthusiasm to his show fast.

 

I have no ambition to do any work today. It’s sunny and cool out so it is definitley a walking day so it’s pizza at Ben’s on Thompson St for lunch. Later, kids

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  1. The other thing about Maine coming back in the pen is that it does not make baseball sense. I was at his last game vs. Houston, and he was at 87 consistently. So, you bring in a guy with a bad arm when you need a K, he throws 87, it gets pounded, and you risk further injury. WTF, guys?? Personnel management in this organization is abyssmal. And i will say for the 100th time in this space, let us never forget, that this is the organization who signed a 48 year-old pinch hitter to a TWO YEAR DEAL!

    Maybe that’s why it’ll feel good if they do make the post season. They’ll do it in spite of themselves and the 4-year deal for Gimp. And I must differ Steve, I want K-Rod in the worst way. He’s 26, he has flash, and you can keep your dinner down when he comes in. NY will love him and his act after every save. Spend my money on him, Jeffey!

  2. Re: K-Rod, having lived in Southern California for his entire career I can’t see him handling NY well.

  3. what's the point? says:

    Francesa was doing a voiceover commercial yesterday for a Shea Stadium DVD – great moments at Shea or something like that – and he said ‘that’s a short DVD. you have 3 minutes? you can watch it twice.”

    F–k that arrogant fat slob. No sympathy as his show goes to zero.

  4. Francesa knows how long 3 minutes is, thats all he can do even with his viagra. His wife has told me this 3 x … Fat slob dring diet coke, I bet during his breaks he eats 3 cheeseburgers

  5. When will Jerry put Murphy in every day at second? Its his natural position! Evans/Chavez platoon in left, Murphy at second:
    Reyes
    Murphy
    Wright
    Delgado
    Beltran
    Church
    Evans/Chavez
    Schneider

  6. Highlander Stadium is 32 Years Old(YS II):

    The Original was 50;

    Shea Stadium is OLDER than The CURRENT Highlander Stadium and NEVER had a Beam collapse in it.

  7. Steve

    What about the All-Ireland Final tomorrow? On Setanta, I think.

  8. Eric, Dropick is a work in progress as a 2nd baseman, he played mostly 3rd base in the bushes but that spot seems to be taken on the big club for the next 15 yrs so the plan is to send Dropkick to the WInter League to perfect his 2nd base play. Whenever Murph is asked if he can play a fielding position his ansewer is always “I can hit”

    Michael I ‘m pretty sure the Gambino’s work on Shea while the Genovsese’ worked on HIghlander Stadium

    Eagle, I’s love to watch Tyrone v. Kerry but DirecTV wants 15 bucks a month more for Setanta which is a little too dear for me. Fox Soccer Channel is included in my sports pack.

  9. Here is a WFAN 20/20 update

    Mike Francesa has passed the 3 minute mark he is now a 3.5 minute man… We will keep you posted.

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