You would think I’d be used to this by now, I mean this isn’t the first and I’m sure it’s not the last time this team will kick me in the nuts and leaves me crying on the curb but this latest installment of Devastating Losses in Mets History Vol 25  hurts very much. It hurts even  more because after D-Wright struck out on a pitch that was so far up and out of the strike zone that left me with that stunned “How could you do this to me look” as if I saw my better half walking hand and hand with my best friend. I mean Sugarpants you were my rock, my guy, the person who I knew I could count on. When did you turn into Alex Rodriguez? A complier of stats that looks nice on the back of the baseball card but when I needed you, REALLY NEED you, you failed me. I still love Sugarpants and would not trade him anyone but for tonight anyway he’s sleeping on the couch.


Ollie P usually comes up big in these situations but last night, Special Ed Ollie showed up at the most inopportune time. The Mets needed a big 7 inning performance and what they got was OP flashback from his Pirate days and if in fact that was OP last appearance of the season it will cost him millions of dollars as the Mets might be better off with a draft pick that OP schizophrenic ass.


Then we have Ryan Church who has turned in Jim Ignatowski, once a promising player who we were happy to have but two miss diagnosis head traumas later he’s become a lost soul. Church not only can’t get a hit in a big spot put his play in outfield makes him look like he’s running on ice in Jimmy Choo’s . Warlord Jerry has no idea what to do with Church but at this point could putting Endy Chavez in RF be any worse?


The last three innings of last night game may just be what fans, players, and front office people dwell on during the long cold winter as the inability to get a hit in a big spot will be on the tombstone of the 2008 Mets. There is a lack of toughness on this team both physically and mentally and after listening to Omar Minaya with Mike Francesa yesterday I sense that Omar realizes that as well. His praise for Danny Murphy was to the point where he said he pointed out to the veteran players that Murph has the intensity he wanted in his team. There is no swagger to this team, they never get mad,  everybody takes losing in stride now I’m not saying they don’t care as they care very much I know that but just once I’d like to see David Wright not give the stock, cliché  answers he has taken from the Derek Jeter Book of Bullshit Responses, and say “This fucking losing is getting old and tired and I’m to blame as much as anyone here for not coming through in a big spot, but you what?  There are other guys here who need to strap it on as well we have to stop being nice guys and take on some of that scumbag persona like that Kranepool blogger guy “  It’s not his way we know but someone needs to challenge the guys in that locker room and they also need to be backed by managment unlike Paul LoDuca and Billy Wagner when they called out teammates. No matter what happens these next four games one thing Omar is going to have to work on besides reconstructing the bullpen is he is going to have to work on finding some players with a little piss and vinegar in them.


We have no idea which Petey is going to show up tonight. It could be vintage Petey who knowing how important a start this is, rears back and let’s fly like it’s the last game he will ever pitch or we could get fragile Petey who needs a session with Dr. Phil to get over his emotional problems. Hopefully J-Man has a Plan B ready for tonight.


Anyone want to bet me that Ramon Martinez plays 2nd base tonight?



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