I love Big Pelf and I know he will reach the next level as an elite starting pitcher which is why all the talk for Omar to sell the farm for an arm is nuts.Â D-Wright also believes Big Pelf is the 1A starter to compliment Johan Santana and thatâ€™s why Wright got in the big guys grill last night to let him know that 5 2/3 innings are not acceptable any more. The question I wanted answered from yesterdayâ€™s posting where I wanted Doofus Joe Buck to get me some answers was answered last night by Wright (David if you read this blog Iâ€™m serious lunch at Katzâ€™s Deli is on me if you let me interview you. Iâ€™ll splurge for a hot dog and a pastrami sandwich) as he is not intimated by the Latin Kings of Queens and is taking on more of a voice in the clubhouse. Muy Bien David.
Love this quote from Johan Santana on The Jacket acting like a yenta on the radio talking about Johanâ€™s knee:
Â “How did he know that my knee hurts?” Santana said before last night’s interleague series opener with the Orioles. “That’s the question that I have. You guys tell me, how did he find that out? Â Because it is crazy. Not even the trainers know. Not even me. I didn’t know my knee hurts. Just put it that way.”
Okay, Iâ€™m convinced his knee is fine.
Dave Cameron at FAN GRAPHS did an analysis of Johanâ€™s velocity this season and it seems itâ€™s not the factor we are to believe it to be
The announced attendance at Camden Yards last night was 20, 626 but it looked as if there were maybe 15,000 assâ€™ in seats and of those 15K half were Mets fans. Â Inter league play has reached itâ€™s expiration date let it die a natural death.
Joel Sherman is 1000 % right that when you compare former Highlander and all around piece of shit Mel Hall being convicted of sexually assaulting a 12 yr old girl and Sammy Sosaâ€™ name coming out on a list of positive test for steroids Â itâ€™s incredible there is more angst toward Sosa that a child molester. People need to get a grip.
Can we just release this fucking list of the dopers and get all the hand wringing and chest banging out of the way? Yes we know the era of the mid 90â€™s to 2003 will be known as the Steroid era and we all know the moralists out there who have never ever done anything to gain an edge on an opponent or co-worker are all up in arms. I know Iâ€™m supposed to get all hot and bother by players â€œcheatingâ€ (I still canâ€™t figure that one out) but Iâ€™m not so can get move the fuck on already.
Ben Shpiel spoke with J-Man on the one year anniversary of Willie Randolph and the 3 AM Rub Out and Manuel taking over the Mets. Â I like Warlord Jerry but he does some things that irks me like talking out his ass when it comes to Murphy and Church and the fact that this team is fundamentally retard when it comes to playing baseball is his responsibility and he never takes it, I like the job he has done so far in his year as skipper but I feel that anything short of an NL Pennant he will be relieved of his duties as I can see the wheels in motion for Bobby V the Sequel in 2010.