Good morning you ship jumping rat bastards. I wish you’d make up your minds, are you Mets fans or just a bunch of whinny bitches? I nearly lost my mind following some Mets fans on Twitter during the game last night (I got to stop Tweeting and watching the Mets and just concentrate on the watching the game and taking notes like I did way back  in the dial up pre iPhone internet days) I understand Mike Pelfrey was horrible last night but some of you took your venom to Big Pelf like you were auditioning for a job as beat writer at the NY Daily Lupica. Get a hold of yourself for Christ sake.

Pelf morphed back into his spaceman mode last night and it will be up to him, Old School Warthen, and neophyte receiver Josh Thole to get the Big Pelf locomotive back on track. I would think that the troika I just mentioned went over their pitching game plan for last night before the game. What was most puzzling for me was the fact that young Thole was dictating to Pelfrey what to throw. We all know that Pelf’s bread and butter is the splitter that induces a plethora of ground balls when he’s right. When he adds his two seam fastball and is effective with that pitch then you get vintage Big Pelf. Sure he’s big and strong but he’s not a strikeout pitcher. He doesn’t have an overpowering pitch to get that key K, in fact the guy Pelfrey should be attached to the hip with is Chris Young.

Back to my puzzlement on the short circuited battery. Pelf has taken it on his shoulders to let it be known that even though Thole was calling for him to throw his third and fourth pitches in his arsenal (curve and slider) he could have shaken him off until he saw the finger he liked the best. In a way it’s refreshing that Old School and Terry Collins let Thole call the pitchers instead of having them called for him by Warthen but perhaps with the lack of a veteran catcher (please don’t even mention Nickeas) on the roster, Old School should institute pitch selection from the bench in Big Pelfs next start or let Thole know next time he catches Pelfrey and calls for curves an sliders, there will be a plane ticket to Buffalo waiting for him in at his locker.

Another thing that should not be overlooked in this recent Pelfrey meltdown is the death of Harvey Dorfman, the sports psychologists and the shoulder that Pelfrey has cried on in recent years. With Dorfman gone all Pelfrey has left is the advice Drofman has given him through their late night conversations and a copy of Dorfman’s The Mental ABC’s of Pitching. Hopefully the lessons and the book and whatever magic Old School has in that tool box of his will right Big Pelf.

All this drivel written this morning in the fishwraps about trading Pelfrey is just another example of Mets bashing and lazy ass journalism that has permeated the NYC main stream media. Why write a column that looks into what is causing Pelfrey’s problems and see what is being done to correct them when you can just write that Pelfrey sucks and should be traded just to embrace yourself with the lunatic fringe of Mets fans. You know what you folks in the MSM are right; leave the heavy lifting to bloggers.

By the way here was my tweet when it was 7-0 Phillies and Mets fan tweeters were jumping ship. I then tweeted that the Mets would comeback. I then went after Evan Roberts of WFAN again as he proclaimed we would be ripping Mike Pelfrey on his show.

Now that I’ve cleared the air, will all of you GET THE FUCK OFF MY LAWN!

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  1. One of the first lessons of the internet I ever learned was to not be on it during the game. The wide range of overreaction to every pitch and every play is more than I can bear and threatens my sanity in an unhealthy way.

    I’ll be on before and after games to share thoughts with my fellow fans but during games, to paraphrase R.A. Dickey, it’s a vortex of emotional instability which detracts from my overall enjoyment of my favorite sport.

  2. Considering that the Mets could have gone the way of the Rays who are Zip for ’11 we’re doing much better than I thought we do. It’s a whole new Clubhouse and attitude. It’s men being men.

  3. That was The Week That Was…


  4. Michael says:

    And once again, I eagerly await the start of the championship season.

  5. Originally Posted By MichaelAnd once again, I eagerly await the start of the championship season.

    We’re underway…don’t miss it !!

  6. By the way, at some point during the season, when Reyes gets traded, there will be all kinds of reasons given. The only one that will be real is the only one that won’t be mentioned. After almost a decade in the major leagues, he is still the same ball player he was a rookie. Million dollar skills, and a ten cent brain. He has never once gotten any better as a ball player. Wright, will be spared because of who he is (the Face) but he is not much better. I used to defend Reyes to the hilt, but I can no longer do that. Wright has also struck out way too much in the last few years in big spots, when he used to be a feared two strike hitter. Sadly, because of this, it will take Alderson about five years to bring this team around (barring a fluke). If these two guys had made improvements or not regressed, this team would be much further along in a rebuild, they are not.

    That being said, it does not mean that I do not think this team will be scrappy or fight, certainly not in the first half of the season. I am in wait and see mode, I will stil watch and root, and bemoan pitchers that don’t go seven innings (win or lose) but I want to see good baseball, and I have not seen that over the last three games. From the pitchers who refuse to pitch inside (and up) and nibble constantly, to the refusal to just try and put the ball in play…I am sick of it over the last five years.

    I will end on a positive note…I am glad to see that they are running EVERY chance they get. Good. As they should.


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