FRED WILPON, THE EDITH BEALE OF BASEBALL

While other teams add players and their fans converse in real baseball talk, we Mets fans are stuck in a Mets minutia malaise. Such as the club sending R.A. Dickey a cease and desist letter about his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity.  There is no doubt in my mind that Dickey’s reason for doing this is true and from the heart as he is raising money and awareness to teen sex slave trade in third world countries. The problem the Mets have is they have to cover their ass and asset by informing Dickey that if he injures himself and cannot perform is pitching duties; the Mets will void his contract as they have every right to do. It’s always easy to rip the Mets organization but in this case they are just doing this as protection. I am sure they wish Dickey waited until he was retired to climb Kilimanjaro and R.A. knows the consequences he will suffer if he’s injured or worse on this trip but he feels that the conviction of doing what’s right and that the plight of young people used as sex slaves against their will is worth the risk.   

I just hope all’s well that ends well with this venture, Dickey scales the mountain and his goal is met and that he returns home in one piece and ready to report to Pt. St. Lonesome on time.

It’s just a matter of time that Citi Field turns into MLB’s version of Grey Gardens. Bloomberg reports that Standard and Poor’s has dropped their rating of bonds issued for the building of Citi Field to negative.  I have visions of walking the concourse of Citi Field next season and seeing Freddy Skill Sets and Uncle Saul in tattered blue blazers, shirts with frayed collars and power ties with soup stains on them stammering like Elmer Fudd saying “I’m Fred Wilpon I own a baseball team and a yacht”

Hopefully by next week we can get back to analyzing bargain basement players signing with the Mets and try to convince ourselves that 2012 will be a really good season for the Mets.

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  1. Mikey boy324 says:

    Last place here we come!!!!

  2. A vision of a father and son walking the concourse and coming upon Freddy in rags. The little boy asks who that man is, the father replies quoting the line about Jimmy Cagney in “The Roaring Twenties”, “He used to be a big shot”.

  3. Sell Fred, sell.

  4. Think we sould be more Howard than Edith Beale here. “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

  5. @5w30 – Considering what happens to Howard Beale in “Network,” I’d think twice about that if I were you. People always forget that instead of leading a genuine populist revolution, Beale ends up acting as a safety valve, diffusing the public’s anger so that The Powers That Be can more easily manipulate them.

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