THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND, WE THOUGHT THEY’D NEVER END

I don’t know about you but I had a very strange feeling watching the 4thinning of last nights Mets-Braves game. Here were the Mets putting an ass whipping on Derek Lowe and the hated Atlanta Braves and I should have been doing the Snoopy dance but it had no real big effect on me.  Sure, it was a pleasure watching hit after hit (although I shook my head as Daniel Murphy made two of the three outs in the inning) but instead of being thrilled at the site of pinstriped Mets (have you noticed it has been a while since the Mets have worn the funeral black shirts? Has someone threaten Charlie Samuels with an ass kicking if they see black again? I sure hope so) crossing home plate eight times. I was more stunned that this expansion like lineup was even competitive.

A few years ago, Braves-Mets at Flushing would be a night of passion, now, eh I didn’t even want a cigarette when the inning ended.

Please, please Bobby Ojeda stop I’m begging you TO STOP with the happy horseshit recaps after games. Stop acting like the Mets should be given some Medal of Honor for playing hard and trying to compete. All you are doing is embarrassing yourself by drinking the Skill Sets Kool-Aid. I know you desperately want to be the team pitching coach but don’t lower yourself to be a court jester.

Soon to be GM of the Mets, John Ricco is accompanying Jeffey Skill Sets on his tour of the farm system. The last stop was in Bingo and Matt Cerrone has a link to a storywhere Ricco talks of the big teams injuries effecting the farmers. If I’m Omar I’d take my dry cleaning to a one-hour martinizer.

The Los Angles Angels Who Really Play in Anaheim had NINE .300 or better hitters in their lineup last night. Oh yeah, I’m on that Angels bandwagon baby!!!!!

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THE SKILL SETS FOLLIES: OFF SEASON EDITION I

Leave it to the Skill Sets to piss me off after a great weekend. With J-Man back as Warlord and his willingness to toss some of his weight around with Omar,  J-Man agrees with Mets fans that the team needs to leave it’s pussyifed ways behind them, along with thoughts of Manny, Pierzyniski, Peavey and Sugar from Survivor running through my head (not only does Sugar ooooozzzzzeee sexiness she’s from Brooklyn too)  a couple of articles this weekend have my blood boiling which doesn’t take much when it comes to the Mets and the Sill Sets.

 

First, there is a story of the woman who had sprinkled her late father’s ashes on the pitching mound at Shea Stadium a few years back. Now that the ball park is being dismantled, Lisa Hanson and her son Ben went to Shea with the wish of scooping up some dirt from the mound as a remembrance of her dad. But of course the management of the Mets, which we know is totally clueless when it comes to customer relations, told Ms. Hanson that she could not go on the field because of the work being in done on the take down of Shea. Okay, she did show up unannounced and maybe a bad time but you would think some dolt in management would have come out and made an arrangement with Ms. Hanson to get her remembrance but that would take intelligence and compassion which is in very short supply under the Skill Set regime as we see here with this quote from Skill Set Court Jester Jay Bird Horowitz:

 

  Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said the organization could not let Hasson on the field for “safety reasons,” as workers were tearing out the bleachers and using large machinery.

 

“”I’m not trying to be hard about it,” Horwitz said.”But the stadium is closed.”

 

I think Horowitz was juggling and wearing a five pointed jester hat when he made this stupid remark (I can’t substantiate this rumor but I heard when he looked out of the new $iti Field press box, he said “Oh look I see Russia”.) I guess it would be too much to have some GOOD publicity out of Flushing as the Skill Sets could not figure out how to give this woman a date to come back and go on the field to scoop the dirt,  maybe if she bought a couple of  $869.00 seats they’d  do her the solid.

 

Thankfully a couple of Mets fans/construction workers came to Ms. Hanson’s rescue. I want to see Jeffey say something to the hard hats for doing this good deed so they can attach the hook from one of the cranes to his arse and lift him off the ground until he cries.  

 

We all know that Shea was inundated with felines and their job was to keep the rat droppings off the sausage grills (I know you’re all going EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, but you know what I doing you folks a favor stop eating that shit it’s no good for you.) but the cats have been a Shea staple and now a team of animal rescuers want the cats to be moved over to $iti Field. I don’t know what these folks are even bringing it up, the cats are smart enough to know to go next door as the rats from Flushing Bay and the Iron Triangle will be on the $iti Field doorstep. Along a new closer and a slugging outfielder, a good tabby is escentail to success at $iti Field. Just remember that when you hit the Shake Shack concession.

 

More anger from bloggers about the rip off by the Skill Sets when $iti Field opens. This one comes from Andrew Beaton of Hot Foot with his post Outrage At $iti Field. I wish there were a way t ofind out who is buying up these luxuary boxes and paying all the dough for the seats behind the $iti Field backstop and if any of this bailout cash is going to Mets tickets?  

 

I can’t figure out who I want to advance to the World Series but I know the Phucking Phillies are not on that list. I look at the Brooklyn Dodgers of Los Angles and I see Manny and the case he keeps making for Omar and Tony B to turn on that Latin charm and Skill Sets coin to bring him to Flushing. I look at the Rays and I see Scott Kazmir and Joe Maddon (I got to get me a pair of Joe Maddon frames) and the fact that Stu Sternberg is not only a Mets season ticket holder but he’s from Brooklyn (maybe me and Stu can go over to Sugar’s house)  then I look at the two pair of Sox and I’m rooting for Tito , Papi and Pap to do his jig but then I love Ozzie “Fuck the Cubs” Gullien as he is the most honest and up front manager in baseball. The Halos play the game they way Little League coaches should teach kids to play from the age of 5. So what to do? The Kazmir, Joe Maddon specs and the Brooklyn/Mets fan component is too strong for me to fight so it’s GO RAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tim March man is alive and well and writing for the Wall Street Journal. A tip of the Mets cap to Craig Calcaterra of Shysterball for the link.

 

I done here; time to watch Sugar prancing on exile island.on TiVO

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