LETS GO METS: ROAD FEVER/ I’M BACK ON THE ROAD AND I AIN’T GONNA STOP…..

So much for the talk of $iti Field being a detriment to the Mets winning. Talk about ‘there’s no place like home” Welcome to Citi Field Home of Citi Ball. It’s a little bit of small ball, a dash of long ball and three parts big balls pitching.

Not only did the Mets take two series from the Taliban (Highlanders) and Al-Qeda (Phuck Phaces) of MLB they did it with the one thing that all winning Mets teams have possessed, outstanding pitching and timely hitting. Now the challenge is to do it on the road as the Mets have an NBA team like split of 19-9 at 126th & Roosevelt Ave and an embarrassing 6-14 when the bags are packed, that has to change and change this on this road trip to show the league and Mets fans that this run of success is not a mirage.

It’s quite obvious that “as goes Jose Reyes, so goes the Mets” is not hyperbole, when it’s Jose Being Jose, hitting line drives in the gaps, running like his feet are on fire, making tremendous defensive plays, and reacting with all the animation of a Looney Tunes cartoon, the team and the fans feed off the Jose Reyes Experience and I for one am glad it’s back by popular demand.   

I could’ve done without Big Pelf doing his Dice K imitation last night with the five free passes but other than that, the continuation of the Summer of Pelf was a pleasure to watch.  Now that Big Pelf has incorporated the split-finger fastball with great success mixed in with his 90+ FB effective slider and a much better curveball and the big ingredient, maturation what we are seeing is the blossoming of a star pitcher that is quite impressive.

I like to compare Hisanori Takahashi to the late Bob Ross of the Joy of Painting, he makes pitching look so easy. Takahashi’s “happy little trees” is his fastball that he places on the inside strike zone and outside strike zone and maybe one here up in the strike zone or one here down and in. It’s like Takahashi has a baseball palette on the mound, just mix a little bit of fast ball with some slider to create at a cutter, just a little bit of slider on those bristles, oh that one is out of the strike zone ? Not a problem we can fix that it’s just a happy little accident. That’s Hisanori Takahashi pitching in his moment of Zen.

You know something, the way the Mets are treating Oliver Perez is better than just releasing him. The Mets have become Amish elders with Perez as he is shunned by management for not accepting assignment to Buffalo. Ollie has become a non-factor on this team, only to be used in blowout conditions. Here are the Mets scrambling for a starter for Saturday and the names being tossed around are Raul Valdes, or R.A. Dickey on three days rest or just let Fernando Nieve start as a resurrection of the spot starter, not one mention of letting Ollie P take the mound. I wonder if Perez is bright enough to be embarrassed about this?        

As long time readers here know, I am not a big fan of Mike Piazza. I acknowledge the he is arguably the best offensive catcher of all time and a first ballot Hall of Famer and I hope he goes in as a Met. But he always struck me as a me guy and a phony because in my opinion, he was more concerned about his personal stats than winning baseball games. However, when it comes to speculation that he was a steroid user all of those who come out and say that Piazza used PED’s , show your proof or shut the fuck up. Show the test results that separates fact from fiction and I’m looking square at you Murray Chass you old broken down fucking hack. I wish Piazza would sue you for defamation of character to expose you as the irresponsible dolt that you are. If you want to read Chass’ bullshit post, Google it, there will be no links to his site here ever!!!!!!

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  1. If you think Piazza didn’t do PED’s you have your head in the sand. If you need proof just look at his bubble gum cards. Guilty!

  2. Paul L. says:

    Asking for steroid use proof is rediculous. The players didnt allow us to test. So we go by what we see. What we saw with Piazza ia a non athlete all of a sudden become a powerhouse. Acne on the back and a very odd injury. All signs of steroid use. And how was his performance after they started testing…..pretty good proof right there. Not to mention he was in the same lockeroom with one of the biggest distributors.

  3. Paul L. says:

    BTW, I personally would be shocked if Piazza wasn’t on steroids. Not the other way around.

  4. Come on, guys. Mike hasn’t been a Met in 5 years, and the team is finally interesting again. Can’t we focus on today and what’s going on in the standings?

  5. Michael says:

    Yesterday was just a bump in the road guys.

    We’ve got to feast on the Brewers. My confidence in this organization is at an all time high.

  6. kranepool says:

    Paul why is asking for proof ridiculous ? Everything about Piazza using PED’s is heresay Have any of you ever served on a jury? I hope not

  7. PEDS or not at least Piazza wasn’t a Plate Poseur and ran out hard everything he hit even easy groundouts. A lesson to the younger guys- run hard you only get so many ABs.

  8. Paul L. says:

    @Michael – well Krane how is anyone going to get proof they fifnt allow testing..So therefore none of us should have an opinion….yours is no better saying he wasn’t, have proof of that. I’d say there is more proof he was on steroids then there is that he wasn’t.

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