Thankfully, The Mets Are Back In Action Tonight

Thankfully Mets baseball is back tonight after what seems like an interminable break with the club headed to Atlanta for three days with an off day and then three in DC, six big games to start the second half push for the Pennant (why not, a guy can dream can’t he?)

Seems all the Mets news is just rehashed Matt Harvey speculation (another reason to be thankful the action on the field is back) and from reading story after story it looks like the Mets are hoping beyond hope that Miguel Batista can pitch to at least league average so as to not force the front office to promote Harvey. It looks as though the competition for Dillon Gee’s (and we wish Gee all the best and a speedy recovery as he undergoes surgery today to repair the artery in his shoulder. The surgery is being performed by Dr. Robert Thompson who has expertise in this type of procedure) spot in the rotation is a two man race between Batista and Harvey , may the best command of pitches win!

This years All Star Game was the first one I’ve watched in six years. Usually this week in July I’m out in the woods at the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp but since my son has achieved his Eagle rank and has no need for merit badges anymore, he decided to go to New Mexico for a two week camping and hiking trip, so that spared me a week of listening to howling coyotes and drinking gallons of Goop (a form of Kool-Aid) and let me enjoy the All Star Game in the air conditioned comfort of home. I was really looking forward to watching the game.

WOW, what a letdown. Of course Tony La Douchebag put me in sour mood by not starting R.A. Dickey, then Justin Verlander decided to catch an early dinner and a movie by giving up five runs in the first inning and gets lifted from the game.  Then I had to put up with Fox’s coverage. If I were a Fox Sports exec, I would really have to think about pulling Tim McFullofshit off the Game of the Week and World Series not just because he is so bad at analyzing games but he because he is entering that “old guys say crazy shit” part of his life. He’s done this in stages, first he stopped dying his hair, then he stopped caring about pronouncing players names correctly ,he’s getting close to the piss stains on your pants stage of life. I’m telling you he’s a scandal waiting to happen, when you hear McFullofshit call a player an asshole on the air or start rambling about topics that have nothing to do with what’s going on in the game, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

How in the name of Coco Channel did Erin Andrews allow herself to wear whatever the fuck that was she was wearing on national television?    

It’s sad to see this game turn into an event where fans just bash away at or are apathetic about because the game used to be a real big deal. Back when the leagues were ruled by League presidents, the stories abounded on how Joe Cronin the AL President and Hall of Fame player and Chub Feeney the NL President would give impassioned speeches before the game and the players really wanted to win for League pride. Now with the abolition of League Presidents and inter-league play and so many player’s changing not just teams but leagues, the game has lost a ton of its luster.  It’s gone from being the Mid-Summer Classic to an outdated annoyance. Sad.

 

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“THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT (CLAP,CLAP,CLAP) DEEEEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

This the look of a CHAMPION

This is the look of a DOUCHEBAG

If this Highlander fan were still alive, heds tell all his brothers in pinstripes to “hang in there”

“A-Rod blows”

Maybe “Dandy” might have made a difference. There are Highlanders fans asking themselves,”who the hell is Dandy” well you have all winter to  learn about the team history you’re a so-callled fan of

Season tickets for the 2011 NY Highlander season are now on sale,  your prompt payment is appreciated to we can go out and spend more to try to buy a championship

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STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT THE METS WILL NEVER HURT ME

My biggest problem with Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel is neither of these two challenge any of their players publicly. I’m not saying it’s the right thing to do but desperate times call for desperate measures.   The cool, calm way is just not working and Jerry trying not to throw anyone under a bus in the press isn’t working  either, so maybe it’s time for some tough love and start calling guys out by name.  If your Manuel, you know your job is on the line and if these underachievers don’t kick it in gear soon, you’ll be out of a job and maybe that’s what Manuel wants. Maybe J-Man has had it with this team and organization that he can just play out the next month and a half get released and go home?  It could be the players are taking their cue from their skipper. That’s why Jerry Manuel has got to go. Let Dave Jauss finish out the season but a message needs to be sent this isn’t a fucking country club and no one is set for life in Flushing.

Same with Minaya, how does he stay so calm? At some point shouldn’t he address the team and read the riot act? Doesn’t it bother him that just about every Mets fan thinks he’s a shit ass GM that only knows how to throw money at free agents and sign over the hill players?  Does he enjoy being in charge of a team that is made the punch line of jokes in all of baseball?

What about the owner? Does Jeffey Skill Sets enjoy be called a douchebag by me and other fans? Doesn’t get he ever get pissed that he is portrayed as a buffoon and spoiled little rich kid that evey Mets fan wants to punch in the face?

Is there anyone associated with this organization that ever gets mad? Besides Crazy Freddie? If ownership had a quarter of the passion and fight of it’s fan base, this team wouldn’t be in the sad position it’s in now.

You know what makes it worse? The Phillies and Red Sox have been decimated by injuries but both teams are still in the think of a pennant race. You know why? Because their players have boulders for balls unlike our Mets who I hate to say it, are cowards and I can call them cowards and losers and any other name I want and any of the MSM can show this post to the players, GM, or owner and they won’t do a damn thing about it.

Hey Omar, Hey Jerry, Hey Jeff, Hey David Wright any of you guys feel froggy, then leap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HEY COLE HAMELS, DUH?

What I’m  supposed to get upset over Cole Hamels going on WFAN and calling the Mets “choke artists” ? Hey I’d love to sit here and call Hamels a no good cheesesteak eating douchebag from is depressing shithole of a city but it’s not doing any good for me or you or any other Mets fan to get pissed off about this awful label our beloved Metsies have been saddled with.

Non other than the fabulous Darryl Strawberry who was on with the Great Bloviator on WFAN this afternoon said as much when Hamels remarks we played. When asked by Mean Mike what would the 86ers have done with Hamels for making a remark like that about them he wasted no time in saying a fastball to ear and  good old fashion ass kicking would be the first order of business.

Unfournately the Mets have no one who would step up and  whizz  a fastball in anger at an oppenent so all we can hope for is that the next time Hamels in NYC he spits on the sidewalk or jay walks as he could find a radio antenna soved up his ass.

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