Let us raise a Chug-A-Mug of Rehinglod today to the Tampa FamousÂ Rays for winning the AL Pennant lastÂ 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 toÂ 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, Â but of course I digress. Today we salute one of our own, Â Stuart Sternberg, Â 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 fromÂ crazy old VinceÂ NamoliÂ and thorugh shrewed drafting and good trades now has not only a championship trophy but a snazy new t-shrtÂ andÂ cap.
Now all the Famous Rays have to do is beat those in-bred slouths from PhillyÂ so at leastÂ one of “us” willÂ call this season fulfiling.
All I did when David Price cameÂ 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? Â Â Â I know one thing, it couldn’t have been worse.