Jason Bay has arrived in Port St. Lonesome and Adam Rubin sat down for a Q & A session with the newest Mets left fielder. Some interesting nuggets in this piece, like Bay was on his high school curling team and his school did not field a baseball team. So Bay played in what I guess would be Babe Ruth/Legion ball and not only made the big leagues but became a star. That’s impressive.
It becomes somewhat astonishing how many times do the GM and Manager of the Mets open their mouths, they cause Mets fans angst. The latest is from J-Man, about stud pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia being in contention for the 8th inning set up job. It’s not so much that Manuel said this (I would hope that this years Manuel Night at The Improv a/k/a post game presser on SNY will be sponsored by Account Temps) it’s that Omar Minaya didn’t call bullshit on this ridiculous way of thinking. From all accounts Mejia is a sold pitcher who projects to a top of the rotation arm; all he needs is to mature both as a pitcher and as a young adult being that he is just 20 years old. One never knows if J-Man is serious or he just likes fucking with us Mets fans.
Sandy Koufax: Hello Fred, what’s up?
FSK: It’s that time a year again! So when am I going to see my favorite high school buddy this spring?
SK: Fred, last time we were in high school the guy the school was named after was still alive (Lafayette) what do you want from me?
FSK: you know what I need from you, come down for the day Judy will make a nice brisket, you, me, Saul, and David will play a little Mah Jong , Jeffey will make us those nice drinks we like with the paper umbrellas in them and we can make jokes about Jay Horowitz’ big noggin’
SK: HA-HA-HA you know making fun of Horowitz never gets old HA-HA-HA-HA
FSK: See, what a time eh? Oh and one other thing ………..
SK: Yeah, yeah I know talk to your pitchers……..every year Fred, every year you want me to talk to these guys especially that Perez character. You know who he reminds me of Freddy? Remember that kid in the 5th grade Herbie Lipschitz who ate the Elmer’s Glue and had Tourettes?
FSK: OOOOoooooooooohhhhh my God yes HA-HA-HA hooooooooo Sandy you know my bladder ain’t what it used to be, don’t make me pee my pants….HA-HA-HA-HA I know Ollie is a bit meshugana but he’s got a live arm so what do you say? You coming down or what?
SK: hey for you Freddy, sure why not.
FSK: you’re a mench Sand-a-la, a real mench !
SK: by the way how is that statue of me coming along? I think right outside the Rotunda will be a nice spot for it.
FSK: We’ll talk Sand-a-la, We’ll talk………..