THE SKILL SETS FOLLIES: OFF SEASON EDITION I

Leave it to the Skill Sets to piss me off after a great weekend. With J-Man back as Warlord and his willingness to toss some of his weight around with Omar,  J-Man agrees with Mets fans that the team needs to leave it’s pussyifed ways behind them, along with thoughts of Manny, Pierzyniski, Peavey and Sugar from Survivor running through my head (not only does Sugar ooooozzzzzeee sexiness she’s from Brooklyn too)  a couple of articles this weekend have my blood boiling which doesn’t take much when it comes to the Mets and the Sill Sets.

 

First, there is a story of the woman who had sprinkled her late father’s ashes on the pitching mound at Shea Stadium a few years back. Now that the ball park is being dismantled, Lisa Hanson and her son Ben went to Shea with the wish of scooping up some dirt from the mound as a remembrance of her dad. But of course the management of the Mets, which we know is totally clueless when it comes to customer relations, told Ms. Hanson that she could not go on the field because of the work being in done on the take down of Shea. Okay, she did show up unannounced and maybe a bad time but you would think some dolt in management would have come out and made an arrangement with Ms. Hanson to get her remembrance but that would take intelligence and compassion which is in very short supply under the Skill Set regime as we see here with this quote from Skill Set Court Jester Jay Bird Horowitz:

 

  Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said the organization could not let Hasson on the field for “safety reasons,” as workers were tearing out the bleachers and using large machinery.

 

“”I’m not trying to be hard about it,” Horwitz said.”But the stadium is closed.”

 

I think Horowitz was juggling and wearing a five pointed jester hat when he made this stupid remark (I can’t substantiate this rumor but I heard when he looked out of the new $iti Field press box, he said “Oh look I see Russia”.) I guess it would be too much to have some GOOD publicity out of Flushing as the Skill Sets could not figure out how to give this woman a date to come back and go on the field to scoop the dirt,  maybe if she bought a couple of  $869.00 seats they’d  do her the solid.

 

Thankfully a couple of Mets fans/construction workers came to Ms. Hanson’s rescue. I want to see Jeffey say something to the hard hats for doing this good deed so they can attach the hook from one of the cranes to his arse and lift him off the ground until he cries.  

 

We all know that Shea was inundated with felines and their job was to keep the rat droppings off the sausage grills (I know you’re all going EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, but you know what I doing you folks a favor stop eating that shit it’s no good for you.) but the cats have been a Shea staple and now a team of animal rescuers want the cats to be moved over to $iti Field. I don’t know what these folks are even bringing it up, the cats are smart enough to know to go next door as the rats from Flushing Bay and the Iron Triangle will be on the $iti Field doorstep. Along a new closer and a slugging outfielder, a good tabby is escentail to success at $iti Field. Just remember that when you hit the Shake Shack concession.

 

More anger from bloggers about the rip off by the Skill Sets when $iti Field opens. This one comes from Andrew Beaton of Hot Foot with his post Outrage At $iti Field. I wish there were a way t ofind out who is buying up these luxuary boxes and paying all the dough for the seats behind the $iti Field backstop and if any of this bailout cash is going to Mets tickets?  

 

I can’t figure out who I want to advance to the World Series but I know the Phucking Phillies are not on that list. I look at the Brooklyn Dodgers of Los Angles and I see Manny and the case he keeps making for Omar and Tony B to turn on that Latin charm and Skill Sets coin to bring him to Flushing. I look at the Rays and I see Scott Kazmir and Joe Maddon (I got to get me a pair of Joe Maddon frames) and the fact that Stu Sternberg is not only a Mets season ticket holder but he’s from Brooklyn (maybe me and Stu can go over to Sugar’s house)  then I look at the two pair of Sox and I’m rooting for Tito , Papi and Pap to do his jig but then I love Ozzie “Fuck the Cubs” Gullien as he is the most honest and up front manager in baseball. The Halos play the game they way Little League coaches should teach kids to play from the age of 5. So what to do? The Kazmir, Joe Maddon specs and the Brooklyn/Mets fan component is too strong for me to fight so it’s GO RAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tim March man is alive and well and writing for the Wall Street Journal. A tip of the Mets cap to Craig Calcaterra of Shysterball for the link.

 

I done here; time to watch Sugar prancing on exile island.on TiVO

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  1. Another Skill Set Folly…I’ve been waiting to hear if they’ll offer renewals to partial plan holders. I got sick of waiting, so I emailed the ticket office. I get back a form letter about how only full season ticket holders are guaranteed seats at Citi. They say they still have not made a decision about us common folk. Translation: “You’re fucked, try Stub Hub at $250 for an upper deck ticket.”

    They don’t even want us in their new palace!

  2. Frank from Jersey says:

    I feel for you guys who live so close and get to go to the games all the time. In South Jersey, I’m lucky to get to 1 game a year so money isn’t much of an object for that one family day. Anyway, I don’t know why Mets management couldn’t just send a suit out there and grab some dirt from the mound, throw it in a zip lock baggy and hand it off. It’s not just the Mets though, it’s this country, I hate to say. People are different now than they were 20, 30 etc years ago. Everyone is all about themselves and not helping others. As a race, we are going in the wrong direction, that’s for sure.

    As far as the playoffs. I also hate the phils because of the asshole fans around where I live so yes, fuck them. Red Sox nation has had their curse removed and have 2 WS wins this decade and I’m tired of them so fuck them too. I don’t like Manny one bit and feel that if he comes to Shiti field to play left field, he will be just more of what the mets don’t want – A high paid player that doesn’t do the small things to win. That being said, I’d rather him and the Dodgers get in than the phils. If the phils make the WS, i will vomit.

    AL – Lets go Rays or Angels but I’d love to see the Rays defy the odds all season and take home the big prize and shove it in the face of all the teams who’s total salary are 10 times more then theirs. I hope Kazmir pitches a no-hitter.

    I’m done my usualy long winded post, hope I didn’t put you all to sleep!

  3. BiggieSmalls says:

    I use to work for Stu Sternberg in his days on Wall Street and there seriously could not be a better person to root for.

    Ive gone to plenty of Mets games with him and it’s only fitting that one of our own should be in the WS.

    Go Stu and The Rays. Im rooting for you to go all the way.

  4. kranepool says:

    Biggie, I’m glad to hear that Sternberg is a good fellow I heard him with Francesa last week and he seemed like he was a fan first kind of guy. I’m sure dealing with the surly bunch that worked at Shea he knows that fans deserve better treatment

  5. Taycotrains says:

    Im rooting for Torre.

    After that offer those no good cocksuckers
    made him last October I hope he goes all the way.

  6. voice of reason says:

    Who wants Manny? He’ll be the ultimate in paying for his past performance rather than his future performance. Haven’t Mets fans learned by now from Pedro, Alou, El Duque etc not to count on players in their mid to upper 30s. I, for one, have. If any of those 3 had been healthy the previous 2 years, the Mets would have been playoff bound in both 2006 & 2007.

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