AT LEAST THERE IS ONE HAPPY METS FAN THIS MORNING

Let us raise a Chug-A-Mug of Rehinglod today to the Tampa Famous Rays for winning the AL Pennant last night and giving Jackie Autry a reason to go to the beauty parlor and don some swanky polyester as she dutifully halndled her job as honorary AL President flawlwssly. How great is it to be the widow of the Singing Cowboy, especially this time a year. You get to a trip to the ALCS and hand out a trophy and soon everytime Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is played another royalty check goes in the mail. Sweet,  but of course I digress. Today we salute one of our own,  Stuart Sternberg,  he of the Carnarsie Sternberg’s and holder of Mets season tickets and unabashed Mets fan who used a little of his fortune to purchase the Tampa baseball franchise from  crazy old Vince Namoli and thorugh shrewed drafting and good trades now has not only a championship trophy but a snazy new t-shrt and  cap.

Now all the Famous Rays have to do is beat those in-bred slouths from Philly so at least one of “us” will call this season fulfiling.

All I did when David Price came on in the 8th inning last night was think about why didn’t the Mets just give the closers job to Eddie Kunz when Billy Wags went down? Looking back I agree this is an all time second guess but Kunz was a set up man and closer on two NCAA Champions and was closing at Bingo and with the jackpot of Dan Murphy and to a lesser degree Nick Evans and Jon Niese the talent from that team was quite rewarding but really instead of Dollar Store relevers like Luis Ayala and Brain Stokes you wonder what would have been if Kunz and Bobby Parnell were given the roles of set up and closer with the full backing of J-Man and Omar?    I know one thing, it couldn’t have been worse.

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  1. These were things everyone was thinking at the time as well. Everyone except, the Gangsta Man & O-unit. It could have been worse, they may have not…oh wait, they did not make the post season…in my druken haze of frustration, I almost forgot. Back to the bar.

  2. avery is a douche bag says:

    the reason kunz didn’t get the job is because omar is a fucking retard and manuel is a total idiot

    oh – i forgot – you love both of them

    remind us why?

  3. I wanted to root for Tampa. So many reasons to like them. The way they play ball, the great ‘story’, and the Mets connection as you mention. But, as the series went on I found myself hating that ball park more and more. I just can’t stand indoor, artificial turf stadiums. And for completely superficial reasons I wanted the World Series to be played at Fenway rather than Tampa. Looks better on my t.v.

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