I GUESS CIVIL SERVICE JOBS PAY BETTER IN CONNECTICUT THAN IN NEW YORK

So Bobby Valentine is trying to put together a group to buy the Mets or at least a minority share. I doubt that BV has the coin to pull this off but he what he does have is the “it” factor and the ability to front the franchise in a positive way unlike Freddy, Jeffey and Uncle Saul who infuriated the fan base. If he can get some deep pocketed investors to join him and let him be the out front guy, it could be interesting

 With the passing of Duke Snider yesterday, lost in the days news was the untimely passing of former Met Greg Goosen. Last night the Mets 1965 Yearbook played on SNY and there was Goosen shown as one of the up and coming young stars of the Mets along with “Robust” Ron Swoboda, Johnny Lewis and Ed Kranepool. Goosen was also a key figure in Jim Bouton’ classic book,  BALL FOUR. One story, when Goosen was a teammate of Bouton’s on the 1969 Seattle Pilots on a bus ride passing an old building  that had an inscription” Erected in 1883″, to that Goosen replied “that’s some long errection. R.I.P. Greg.”

Sniff, Snifff what kind of smoke is that, that Chipper Jones is blowing up the Mets ass? Hickory? Mesquite?

On my last visit to Citi Field, I wrote about Josh Thole being a good guy and helping me get access onto the media scrum by moving a chair and taking my backpack for me now if that weren’t enough to endear Thole to me it was announced that he will be the Mets union rep this year. So now Thole and I are Union brothers in arms. Sorry all you wanna be union busters!!!!!!!!

How in the world could anyone watch the Academy Awards when the Knicks-Heat game was on at same time? I’m not even a Knicks fan but I was glued to that game. As a basketball fan it’s good to see the Knicks and St Johns back on the right track and have the city talking basketball again.

Oliver Perez still sucks.

Mets and Nats today in St Lonesome. Big Pelf makes spring debut, Dan Murphy plays 3rd base, F-Mart DH, Castillo gets another start at 2nd Base

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  1. I am not shocked by this at all. I would not have been surprised if it were RA, either. Fact is that Thole, Dickey, Murphy are the only three guys I know of that I can say without question will bite their own faces off for a win, maybe as crazy as he is, K-Rod. Reyes? Wright? Bay? Davis? I don’t know, well, I am biased about Ike as regular commentators of this blog know, so I throw him in there because I don’t want to be called biased. Who else? Beltran? Pelphrey, I don’t know…I know about the other three…this team does not have nearly enough of those guys.

  2. It’s good to see life back in the K-nicks, and see BB’s A-Rod, LeBron, get a beating.

  3. Beltran has agreed to play right !!! It’s all comin’ together….Now all we have to do is frame Castillo for the murder of Ollie Perez !!!

  4. R.I.P. Goossen. It’s always sad when a former Mets player passes on. All the former greats pass on eventually but their spirit lives on.

    Speaking of former Mets players, did anyone hear about this new program on MSG? They are doing a documentary of some sort featuring the ’86 Mets and all their triumphs and tribulations. Here is the link to the video.

    http://video.msg.com/Home/Catch-the-Summer-of-86-on-MSG

  5. Casey Stengel on Greg goossen:”I got a kid, Greg Goossen… he’s 20 … In ten years he’s got a chance to be 30.”
    r.i.p.

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