So  much for the big boost that Frenchy’s home run was supposed to bring to the Mets, that was another smoke screen to hide the suck that is Jeff Francoeur. At least he’s well liked by his teammates. I’ve worked with guys like Frenchy, they are so personable and charismatic that you love being around them but when it comes to getting the actual work done they’re utter failures. I’ve worked with guys like Carlos Beltran as well, guys who have the personality of Elmers Glue, not only can’t you get a word out of them when they do speak, the words are nothing of substance. However when it comes to getting the job done they’re much more productive than the jovial good time Charley guy.  So if your job is on the line and a deadline to get your assignment done who do you want, the dull producer or the happy jack off? In this case dull wins.

A must read for you today is Greg Prince’ piece on his Faith and Fear in Flushing site where he lays it all out about this season and about who we, as Mets fans are.   Remember Mets fans, “we’ve got no place else to go” Classic Greg, Classic!

I’m in the middle of Red Sox Nation here on Cape Cod as many Bostonians are here on vacation. They are all hopped up for the four game series this weekend with the Highlanders which as a Mets fan puts me at a big disadvantage. Just a about every  reastaurant here shows Red Sox games on tv and I mean from big formal places to the fish joints on the side of the road the “Sawx” are a way of life out here. I’ve been wearing my Mr. Cap and I get some looks, some head shakes and some “we’re sorry’s” as well. I’m thinking of sitting outside a store on Main St in Hyannis with a cardboard sign that says METS FAN PLEASE HELP with my Mr. Met cap on the ground and see how much money I can make.

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  1. Enjoy your time in Boston. I can’t help but think that the turning point in the season was when the return of Beltran & Castillo were immenent. I am not saying that they don’t play hard, but I do not think that there is any doubt that the merit system that had worked so well, went right down the toilet when it was time for them to return. All of a sudden, the person making the line-up (I have decided to refuse to acknowledge him as a manager) had to go against everything that was preached from spring training. It has become painfully clear that this team has no leaders. Beltran, Castillo, Rodriguez and Reyes are all the super sensitive type, and can not take any criticism, even the constructive type (for example, Jose, when are you going to learn to take advantage of that great speed by learning how to bunt?). And that the other players are not “man” enough (Wright, is the only one playing well enough, Francouer & Bay are not) to take these guys by the balls and be leaders. Please David, I am begging you, STOP BEING SO NICE, you have enough service time to get in anyone’s face. Even if you do not do it in public.

    One day, someone on this pitching staff will say, enough is enough, and stick one in someone’s ear, so the batters for the opposition (ie Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Uggla, Utley, Rollins, Howard) will not be so comfortbale in the batters box.

    HEY WILPONS! I have been a fan of this team for 40 years, and the team you have put together is NAUSEATING. I read on one of the blogs, that Wally Backman is too busy fighting umpires, well, IT IS ABOUT DAMNED TIME, someone in this organization fought someone. HE HATES losing. Nice to know someone is willing to NOT put up with it. I guarantee, whether the umpires like it or not, at least the fans know someone cares like they do.

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