I spent the morning at the Staten Island Ice Pavilion watching my daughter ice skate. I was really enjoying myself Â watching her glide along the ice and my XL Dunkin Donuts coffee and drifting off into thoughts of what will happen next week at the Winter Meetings especially since I will be joining Joe McDonald starting Monday night at 9PM EST on Pro Baseball Central with live reports from Las Vegas. I’m trying to tell myself that Francisco Rodriguez is the missing piece to the pen. But then I contradict myself with thoughts of Kerry Wood closing and then passing the torch to Eddie Kunz, Bobby Parnell or Bradley Holt. I drift off in the thought of Omar Minaya pulling a deal that no one saw coming like this nutty one I read this morning. I even day dreamed of D-Wright working out with a mind set of leading his team to the post season and an MVP award. It felt sooooo good to think good baseball thoughts that I could see and feel myself in my Mr. Met t-shirt, shorts and flip flops on a beautiful 80 degree Saturday waiting on line at the Shake Shack stand at $iti Field Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh But of course someone has to drop a turd in my punch bowl.
As soon as I heard â€œWell weâ€™ll sign C.C Â then Burnett and Texiera and that will put us back where we belongâ€ Ughhhhhhhhhhh Highlander fans. Canâ€™t a man enjoy a Saturday morning without these blow hards? Then blow hards buddy Nit Wit chimes in â€œYeah and wit Joba and Wang weâ€™s will have da best rotation in baseball because we is da Yankees ya knowâ€ and they both laugh like retards. Now I try to ignore them and just chill with my java but of course they canâ€™t leave well enough alone. â€œWe ainâ€™t like dem looosers da Metsâ€ says Blow Hard to which Nit Wit replies â€œUhhhhhhhh Da Mets suckâ€Â
Now my morning is ruined. Iâ€™m ready to get my daughter to go find their daughters and do a Tonya Harding on their ass but then I decide to do my own dirty work. I pull my Mets cap a little more down in the front and turn to them and say â€œIf I were you guys Iâ€™d worry more about the Red Sox and Rays than the Mets, since you canâ€™t beat either of themâ€ They see the Mets cap and reply to me how the Mets choked and how they are losers and yada, yada yada. I answer them the best way I could. I told these jokers that at least Mets fan realize their teamâ€™s flaws and are intelligent enough to look over the possibilities available to them to fix their problems and go back and forth with each other unlike Highlander fans who just say â€œbuy whoever is out thereâ€
Both dopes knew nothing about the teams farm system other then they both thought Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy should be traded and that Joba will win the Cy Young. After I heard that I was thankful my daughters lesson was over and we could leave and I did with a good feeling knowing that itâ€™s good to be a Mets fan.