LeBRON? CLIFF LEE? FUGITABOUTIT! IT’S METS-BRAVES AT CITI FIELD!

You can excuse Mets fans for not getting all wrapped up in King Narcissism’ defection to South Beach as we have the most important 3 game series of the season starting tonight against our old nemesis the Atlanta Braves. But first a few words on LeBron.

LeBron James is the basketball equivalent of Alex Rodriguez, phenomenal talent but not a leader and not the type of player to carry a team or make his teammates better. LBJ will never be put in the pantheon of players like Bill Russell, Magic, Bird, or Kareem he proved that in Game 5 of the East Semi-Finals against the Celtics.

After losing to the C’s who were supposed to be too old and too broken down to beat the Cavs, LBJ, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, plotted a way to join forces. Bosh and Wade let it be known there was no way in hell they’d play in Cleveland. Chicago could not pay all three, neither could the Knicks, the only place that could handle all three monetarily was Miami, so that’s where the three ended up.

The fans of Cleveland have a right to be pissed as LBJ was not just a Cav but he is a born and bred Ohioan but he couldn’t take the pressure of being the “Man”. Same reason why he wanted no part of NYC, too much pressure. In South Beach, the pressure is on Pat Reilly, who has three superstars and no other players. The Heat, after dealing off Michael Beasley to Minnesota has to find 10 or 11 players at bargain basement price to build around the 3 stars. That’s why calling the Heat the favorite to win the NBA Championship in 2011 is so premature.  In fact even though my Celtics are old and hurt, I can guarantee you this is the exact motivation the Celtics needed to come in to camp with the goal of kicking the living shit out of Miami.

LeBron James can never call himself “King James” ever again hell he is not even a Duke or Earl, he’s more of Surf. As much as this kills me to say, he will never be the Black Mamba either.

Looks like Cliff Lee is headed to NY but the wrong side of town and let’s face it, this is where Lee wanted to go and he’ll most like sign a long termer with the Bronx Bastards. What has me nervous is after this deal is complete the Highlanders are talking about sending Javier Vasquez to the Phuck Phaces for Jayson Werth.

Mets look like they will add a much needed right handed bat for the Braves series and he is a familiar face.

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This is the statement weekend for the Mets, anything less than 2 of 3 is a failure. KICK SOME BRAVO ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Lee to the Bronx and we get Nick Evans, for the 3,289th time. That’s like your brother getting an ice cream cone, and you getting a piece of uncooked broccoli.

    When will baseball realize that a salary cap is not only needed, but vital to the game’s sustainability? The fact that the game goes on like this, the only one to do so (other than the NFL this season), is deplorable.

    Some will say Marvin Miller belongs the HOF. I say only to urinate on his plaque. Yes, players were taken advantage of and that needed to change. But the economic structure of this game is untenable, and the union’s refusal to consider a cap produces what we have now.

    If anyone feels that the game can go on with payroll disparity of $240 million down to $17 million, please challenege me here. It is laughable at this point.

  2. George the Stork says:

    Rich — completely agree. This Lee thing is just a remainder on why I hate the Yankees so much. Who else should I get? Halliday? Oswalt? Why not everybody? Let’s dig up Whitey Ford and Lefty Gomez, too. Who’s going to stop me?

    Pleeeze, God, someone beat the Yankees. I can’t take any more of this crap.

    And yes — we need a salary cap in the worst way.

    Maybe the Mets can at least get some crumbs off the table. Vazquez? Lilly?

  3. George the Stork says:

    Completely agree about Lebron, too, Steve. Not a leader — a scared little kid. But who really gives a crap about the NBA. Where else can a teenager make millions and hold the Western world hostage waiting for this all important decision. Give me hockey any day. It’s a hard-hitting blur of activity. Compare it to the thrill of watching foul shot after foul shot by some overpaid primadonna.

  4. This is actually funny. Can someone explain why the price for Lee to the Mets was some combo of Niese, Davis, Pagan, and Thole, while the Yankees got him for a pile of garbage?

  5. MLBRumors reports that Lee is going to the Texas Rangers. Seattle didn’t like the Yankees’ players (health issues).

  6. I meant to say MLB Trade Rumors was the site. They also has an earlier story about Reyes speaking to the Spanish Newspaper La Opinion where he says that he’s married to playing SS. He talks about the time he played 2B for the Mets. Remember Matsui at SS? Ugh!

  7. Paul L. says:

    And you can forget this series too. Who the heck managed the pitching rotation so we started against the 1st place team with Dickey?

  8. Michael says:

    And the “Melk Man” delivers!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Michael says:

    @Rich

    What a crybaby!!!!!

  10. @Michael

    What a frontrunner!

    Exactly what month in 1996 did you become a Highlander fan? Let me guess, your birthday is in the summer, and someone got you a “Jeter” t-shirt, and lo and behold, that team won the Series that year!

    Life is good!

  11. @Rich

    Rich,

    FYI, I’m a 60 year old Yankee/Geezer. I was born in The Bronx and saw my first game in 1955!. I’ve stuck with this storied team through thick and thin.

    As an early teen caught many a batting practice home run and had Mantle ask me to call a cab for him on occasion.

    My credentials are never to be questioned!!!

  12. Too bad the Giants and Dodgers left in ’58. We all would have had a lot more to scream about and hate each other. It would have been a lot of fun.

  13. That’s cool, Michael. Sorry the line was so long when you went to get your Miami Heat jersey yesterday morning. Did you go with the LeBron home or away version?

  14. @Rich

    Rich,

    I don’t give a flyin’ fuck about LeBron, The Knicks, The Heat, The Cavs…….

    My allegiance is given to the 27 time World Champions.

  15. kranepool says:

    Got to stick up for Michael here as he is loyal long time Highlander fan Don’t take out your Bronx Bastard aggression on him as he remembers the days of Frank Teppidino, Jerry Kenny, Ron Woods (the outfielder not the bass player) and the legendary Dooley Womack.

  16. Then Michael remembers the damage done to the Yankees in the ’60s by the heavy hitting Hank Aguirre of the Tigers. Those were the days. Every time Detroit came into the Stadium you were guaranteed a bench clearing brawl.

  17. Michael says:

    Originally Posted By peterThen Michael remembers the damage done to the Yankees in the ’60s by the heavy hitting Hank Aguirre of the Tigers. Those were the days. Every time Detroit came into the Stadium you were guaranteed a bench clearing brawl.

    I do! And Joe Pepitone and Joe Sparma seemed to go at it every time. That little bastard, Dick McAuliffe, was a Yankee killer.

  18. Michael says:

    Originally Posted By kranepoolGot to stick up for Michael here as he is loyal long time Highlander fan Don’t take out your Bronx Bastard aggression on him as he remembers the days of Frank Teppidino, Jerry Kenny, Ron Woods (the outfielder not the bass player) and the legendary Dooley
    Womack.

    And then Mr. Steinbrenner bought the team. And then he said “They say this is a National League town. That’s about to change”.

    Dontcha wish your owner was hot like mine?

  19. @peter – Foot in the Bucket. There was one game in NY where Aguirre managed to make contact and send the ball all the way to the Centerfield fence for a Triple. Even the Yankee fans were yelling and screaming and laughing their heads off. Pepitone: a little baby powder in your hair drier?

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