I Know It’s Early But…………

 

I had hoped to post this earlier this morning but I was having some computer issues, so now that that’s fixed I figured let me throw this up tonight since there’s no Mets to watch  

 

When I saw the lineup that Terry Collins cobbled together last night it left me speechless.  Vinny Rottino batting 5th? Ginger Tuner 6th Rob Johnson in a big league game?  I then proclaimed this as a no can do game for the Mets to win in fact if they did I felt it would be an instant Mets Classic.

Well, cut off my legs and call me Eddie Gadell, the Mets not only won the game and swept the three games series but if watched the game with someone who never watched baseball before which team do you think they would say was the favorite to win the NL East?  The Mets looked like the team to beat and the Phucks ? Like a bunch of broken down old men.  As enjoyable as it was to see the Mets make another late inning push to the finish line, how much did you enjoy the Phuck Phace Phans storming out of CBP after the Mets top of the 8th   like there was a free government cheese giveaway on Broad Street.

Of course it’s too early to gloat but for all the doom and gloom that surrounded the Mets all winter and into spring training (anyone still upset by the club’s shitty Grapefruit League record ?) having this team (18-13) just 2 games off the pace of the best record in the NL (Dodgers  and Cardinals are at 20-11) and 2.5 games away from the best record in all of MLB (Rangers at 20-10) is something to be proud of. But Terry Collins won’t ever show that side of him, sure he’s happy with the wins and how the team has played but he also knows there is such a small margin for error with this club and the fan base is one 3 game losing streak from turning on them so he keeps his emotions to himself and his players have taken his queue as well, hopefully sometime in October all the emotion can be released.

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DURING A FREE FOR ALL, A BANNER RAISING BROKE OUT

Here’s one for the time capsule kids, during the opening night at CBP while the Phillies were raising what I think is a championship flag (it just a red flag that has 2008 on it) a fight breaks out between  a young South Philly wanna-be and some middle aged Phillies fan. While this is going on some drunken fan tries to video tape the flag raising and well, let the video tell the story.

But first a WARNING: If you have to pee do it now and do not drink anything while watching this. This sums up my one dumb phuck that are Phillie fans. You may click here! 

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WOW IT’S A GOOD THING NO ONE IS WATCHING THIS WORLD SERIES

Just add another chapter in the Used Car Salesman’s Rein (Rain?) of Error. I was ready to give Not my Bud, the benefit of the doubt when he came on TV and said the weather forecasters told him their would be just 1/10th of an inch of rain last night and of course there was enough rain that there were pairs of animals qued up in the right field corner of CBP. But then I read Philly Phats column today and he blew the Used Car Salesman’s beard:

 

 

{Phillies fan and climatologist extraordinary Joe Bastardi had fired off an angry 6:30 p.m. update to his blog on AccuWeather’s professional site under the headline: “Cancel the Game Tonight.”

 

Bastardi wrote there was no way in hell or Sea World the rain would let up. Indeed, a rapidly developing coastal storm off the Mid-Atlantic States had slowed the progress of a massive upper low funneling cold air across the Great Lakes. Result: The worst weather fiasco in World Series history and another stain on the boobs who run the cash-obsessed national pastime.

 

Bastardi’s take: “Cancel the game tonight, and even tomorrow, and then play this when it’s warmer, less windy and there is not precip in the air. It’s the World Series, for goodness sakes . . . “}

 

All wisecracks aside, MLB and Buddy S. would have had more than explaining cold fronts and rain squalls if B J Upton had broken his ankle sliding in the muck of a baseline between 1st and 2nd base, if you look at the replay, his lead leg just about made it to the base but he stopped awkwardly into the base. When you see puddles on the infield to me that would constitute unplayable conditions right? But this umpiring crew has been an embarrassment the whole series with no leadership and loads of incompetence just like the executive branch of MLB.

 

Can someone get FOX’s Chris Myers as baseball rule book? When Myers interviewed Bob DuPay about the options on continuing play, DuPay said if the rain continues as they think it will, the game would be suspended. Myers then said, “You mean you will replay the game”? DuPay, smirked and said “no, it will be picked up right where we left off” Stunning.

 

I figure right around Christmas, Carlos Pena will be getting a beautiful gift basket sent to his house as a token of Commissioner Inept’s appreciation for the game tying base hit.

 

 

 

 

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