Who turned up the heat? Â WHEW!!!! It was a hot one at $iti Field today but leave it to Ollie Perez to turn a beautiful day to shit.
Today had to be Omar Minayaâ€™s worst nightmare.Â A guy he could have been rid of in O.P. Â whose contract is ready to bypass Luis Castilloâ€™ as the worst deal signed in the Minaya Era. Daniel Murphy played LF again without a clue and itâ€™s not all the kids fault as he has never played there so in Mets logic heâ€™s the perfect candidate for the outfield job. Then Jesus Flores the former Mets famer who was stolen in the Rule 5 draft smacked Mets pitching around.Â Then after the game Casey Fosum was DFAâ€™s and 40 year old (Omar is a cougar chaser) LHP Ken Takahashi. Oh yeah and now there is talk that OP will be skipped in his next start (vs. Philly) and banished to the pen when Tim Redding decides itâ€™s time to earn a paycheck. But the good news is Carlos Beltran saved the Mets some money on bleach again as he pulled up at 2nd base on a steal attempt. Quite the gentleman that Beltran.
I have to say Iâ€™m not angry or disgusted in the play of this team so far in fact Iâ€™m quite intrigued on what the front office will do to get this thing in the right direction. Â Â The players can give quotes on how they are a good team and how they will get it together and all that but we know better that itâ€™s just bullshit right now the story here is how does Omar Minaya save his job as Mets VP and GM and that of his staff.
Minaya wonâ€™t be axed during the season but without a post season game in the House That Jeffey Built, there will be a second demolition in two years at 126th and Roosevelt Ave. Â Â Â Â
Couple of things from $iti Field today. I love the Jackie Robinson Rotunda but why does everyone think itâ€™s the only entrance to the ball park? We entered at the Right Field Gate and there was no one on line to get in.
When it got to 8-1 we went to get something to eat and of course the lines at the Shake Shack were ridiculous. But we hung in there and got some burgers and found refuge down by the visiting bullpen where the old Apple resides. Itsâ€™ a great spot with tables and shade but one little problem, you canâ€™t see the game from there and there are no TVâ€™s either. Now the Field Level where you can see the game from any place you stand has more TVâ€™s on display than P.C. Richards showroom. I think it would be wise to move a TV or two to that little picnic area by the pens.
I was very happy to see the Mets Yearbook and Media Guide was finally available. Last week they were selling neither Â so there is some progress.
If todayâ€™s game was played at Shea there would have been a mass exodus to the exits by the 6th inning. The Mets were losing, the game was lousy and it was hot as hell but a game like this gives you a chance to enjoy the amenities of $iti Field. I would not be off base if I said there were more fans in the center field food court than in the seats by the 7th inning. Â
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