ALL QUIET ON THE FLUSHING FRONT

Before we talk Mets I have to give a shout of congratulations to the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team for last night win over Stanford in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals. The Lady Huskies  scored an all time low 12 points in the first half of this game but came out of the locker room on fire to the tune of a 32-9 run. For UCONN Lady Huskies it was their 7th NCAA title, 78th straightwin and finished the first back to back undefeated season since John Wooden’s UCLA teams. If new soon to be Brooklyn Nets owner, Mikhail Prokhorov wants to make a big coaching hire he should look at Geno Auriemma.

Mike Silva of NYBD writes about David Wright and his burden as spokesman for the Mets. Silva talks of how Wright has to deal with the responsibility of dealing with media queries night after night. As I wrote in the comments section of his site, I would rather deal with the NY media than Little League parents any day. Wright is a big boy who has been in this town long enough to know that winning brings relief of serious media interrogation.  The only way you get the media and fan base off your back is to win. Do you think Derek Jeter could ever get away with his stick up his ass attitude if he didn’t have five World Series Rings?  No way!

I hope the Mets PO-PO is right that the Mets will ditch the black next season. Hell, why wait until next year, which by the way will be the 50th Anniversary of the team existence, DUMP THE BLACK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Especially those nasty two toned black and blue hats, I skeeve that awful head wear.

According to MLB the New York Mets have the highest number of foreign born players with 18 of the 25 players on the opening day roster born somewhere other than the USA. I mention this because it has come up on my Google Reader in about 50 different articles. For someone born and raised in NYC it gives me a good laugh. On the block where I live you have myself; born to Irish immigrants and my wife whose maternal grand parents come from Italy and here paternal grandparents come for Poland. My next door neighbors are from Albania. My neighbor’s right across the street from me are from India, the family next to them are from China, and then there are Mexicans, Koreans and Russians at the end of the block so it tells me that the Mets are a real New York team.

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  1. I had a long, off the record talk with ol’ Charlie last year in Boston, and it’s going to be a cold day in hell before the black goes away. The players prefer it. It’s the largest selling color for fans for just about any team.

    At least we didn’t end up with those Colorado Rockies-like vest jerseys, which I heard were strongly rumored.

  2. Yeah, get rid of those Blue/Black hats and all closet Dodger fans who profess to love the Mets.

  3. Michael says:

    While I prefer our classic pinstripes, I really am high on those gifted Mets wearing them.

    I eagerly await the start of the championship season.

  4. Dan Gurney says:

    Lots of NHL teams wear dark at home because their fans buy jerseys to wear to games and prefer dark jerseys as they are easier to clean/don’t show spills. I’m a traditionalist on what the Mets should wear but I understand fans’ preferences for black.
    Bobbi Fleckman quote time.

  5. kranepool says:

    Wow Dan, Great Fleckman form I may add.

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