EVERYBODY WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING, THOSE CATS WERE FAST AS LIGHTING

Excellent post by Mathew Cerrone of MetsBlog on how the Mets need Sandy Alderson even though Rick Hahn would be a fantastic hire as well. If the Mets were an expansion team or a team in a small market then Hahn would be the pick, put for the Mets who need to change the way they are perceived by other teams, the media and especially their own fans (a/k/a paying customers) then Sandy Alderson is the clear choice for GM.

On Tuesday’s THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN Radio Show, I spoke with Julian Levine of Splashing Pumpkins about the Giants-Phillies NLCS and how I wanted Bochy to put the Kung Fu Panda back in the lineup. He did and the Panda delivered. The Giants are one game away from the World Series. Part of me is hoping the Highlanders make a miraculous comeback and play the Giants in the World Series. If they do I’d make the trip to the South Bronx to root for the Gigantics while wearing my Johnny Antonelli throw back jersey.    

By the way, I give props to Ol’ Cholly for going with Roy Oswalt in 9th as he was the best pitcher available in the pen at that time. He was only going to use him for an inning any way and it still left Brad Lidge to close out the game. Where I do take some issue with Manuel is they way he used Jose Contreas for just one batter but hey I’m not complaining about the outcome that’s for sure.

The only part of the Rangers that worries me that they could suffer a Highlander collapse is their bullpen which is quite shaky.

I’ll just say I’m really looking forward to tonight’s Game 5 NLCS match up between The Freak and Doc Halliday and that’s all I’ll say. I feel like I jinxed yesterdays Game 5 of the ALCS so I’ll lay low with the wise ass remarks for now.

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LCS, LIFE ON MARS, HOCKEY AND CAROL ALT NAKED, HAPPY THURSDAY “YOUES GUYS”!

I know a lot of you in Orange and Blue Country don’t give a rat’s ass about this post season (Most Mets fans it seems are like my Ranger fans brethren as when the Rangers are not in the Stanley Cup hunt that’s the end of hockey season for them) but I do as I have put my angst and despair of the 2008 Mets campaign behind me and quite frankly I am very much looking forward to both LCS series.

 

I’m hoping the Dodgers take the NLCS and I’m also hoping that Omar Minaya is hiding outside the Dodgers hotel with a big bowl of rice and beans from one of the fine Dominican eating establishment in The Heights to lure Manny back home, but this series is sooooooo close that the only thing I’ll predict is a Seventh Game. This series comes down to bullpens as the Phinks have Brad Lidge and the Bums have Guns of Broxton to close for them. The supporting cast in each pen has Mets fans drooling and hopefully Omar is taking notes on how to build a better pen. This series goes 7 games and that’s as far out on a limb as I’ll go.    

 

Same for the ALCS, my appeal for the Rays of Tampa is the owners Mets/Brooklyn roots, Scot Kazmir and the fact they take their name from one of my favorite pizzerias in Manhattan but then I have the issue with the Old Town Team of summer on Cape Cod and the Dropkick Murphy’s on my iPod and of course my close encounter with the Rem Dawg .  Tito is rolling the Dice (K) here by starting Matsuzaka over Jon Lester and then going with Josh Beckett in Game 2 saving Jon Lester for Game 3. The Rays counter with James Shields, Scott Kazmir and Matt Garza so I’ll say whoever is up 2 games to 1 will win this series.  

 

Tony B is such a bad guy that the Mariners are looking at him for their GM spot. Sure I’m a cynic as I think it’s just window dressing as Bernazard meets the Latinio requirement for the interview process, Kim Ng filling two spots as an Asian-American woman so the minority window dressing will be complete this way the M’’s can give the job to Pat Gillick as he returns to the Emerald City.

 

I’m having the TiVo set for Life on Mars as I’m all over this show like a pair of Jordache Jeans. If I see Michael Imperiolli walking around the neighborhood I’ll ask him if he wants some of my old quinoa shirts, wrap around sweaters, or platform shoes. Don’t laugh I was a hottie back in those days.

 

What a night NLCS, Life on Mars and Opening Night of the NHL!!!!!! WOOOO-HHHHHHHOOOOOOO

 

Speaking of the NHL, Republican VP candidate Sarah Youbetcha will drop the first puck at Saturday’ Rangers-Flyers game  Also the Stepford Governor will be selling Tupperwear between periods .

 

WOW I haven’t bought an issue of Playboy since I wore those quinoa shirts and platform shoes but this issue is a must for me.

 

Tonight in Philly, Deion Sanders get to throw out the ceremonial first bucket of ice water over Tim McFullofshit’s head.

 

     Looks like I better chop some more wood for the Hot Stove. This sucks it really really sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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TUESDAY NIGHT? WHAT HAPPENED TUESDAY NIGHT?

Just a quick hit here as I had to participate in an emergency evacuation drill in out building this morning and I have to leave early as my wife has some business to take of and my kids have turned our home into a social club so someone has to be home to scream and yell at a bunch of kids so it’s my turn but a few things from last night:

 

I give up. I’ve got a headache from trying  to analyze this Mets team and trying to figure out how this season is going to end. Tuesday night I went to bed furious with the failure to hold a 7 run lead and last night I went to sleep dreaming of ticker tape falling from the skies of Lower Manhattan and Carlos Del GOD o holding the World Series MVP trophy. Talk about she loves me, she loves me not.

 

What bullpen problems? Brain Stokes to Feliciano Smith to Luis Ayala what’s wrong with that trio? I can’t believe you people were worried about the bullpen, PLEASE!

 

Mush Schoeneweis got his balls in an uproar after Tuesday night and was called into Warlord Jerry’s office before last night’s game. Supposedly both Mush and J-Man left the office smiling. J-Man for getting his point across to Mush to keep is unproductive pie hole shut and Mush for being able to walk out of the office on his own power. Seems Mush was pissed that he got up to throw a few times Tuesday and was a bit burned out when he had to come in. Mush forgets he is a decoy that gives the opposition hope that they can see him on the mound and light his ass up. J-Man was just letting him know that he was sorry for getting up so much as he had to use him as a last resort as the last thing J-Man wants to do is use Mush in a big spot.

 

J-Man’s albino brother Charlie got some explaining to do to the Philly fans for not brining Brad Lidge into the game in the 8th   Don’t get the guy up if your not going got use him C-Man.  Also for not giving that little prick Victorino the bunt sign in the 6th with runners on 1st and 2nd no out. You’re no Gangsta’ C-Man.

 

So we are right where we were when the Mets team bus pulled up to the Vault on Tuesday a half game in front. The Cheesesteakers now go to Wrigley to face the Cubs (root-root, root for the CCCCCUUUUUBBBIIIIIESSSS, if they don’t win it’s a shame) so lets have an Old Style and hope the North Siders help us out. The Mets go down to South Beach and will see old pal Paul LoDuca (another excellent move by Omar that has gone unnoticed not bringing back the washed up teen idol) at Shea Stadium South. The only thing I’ll miss about this series is listening to the Fish broadcasters bitch and moan about the pro-Mets crowd at the House that Dan Marino Built.

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