SLOW RIDE, TAKE IT EASY

 

I’m having some major computer issues today so that’s why this post is sooooooo late. I’m internet (as I posted on Twitter) was as slow as Ramon Castro going first to third and has surpassed Mo Vaughn after lunch slow to Bengi Molina slow so that’s why I’m shutting everything down and going out to hang out with James Gandolfini and Steve Shrippa out here in TriBeca. 

Before I write about the Mets today a word or two on Lawrence Taylor. What happened yesterday with  LT is a major kick in the nuts to all NY Giants fans of my generation. Taylor was not just the greatest Giants player of all time but arguably one of if not the greatest football player to ever approach the line of scrimmage. I don’t know if he was set up by the girls pimp or what the whole story is with this girl who was portrayed as a runaway and now from reading the news stories this morning, had a falling out with her family and removed from her home to live with an uncle, it’s such a sordid affair and a story that will just grow as more information comes out. But with all that the fact that the girl was 16 will be what sends LT to the slammer and if he did have sex with this girl, who allegedly was sent to LT against her will and was beat up by the pimp before hooking up with Taylor, then LT should go to prison for a long time.

I’m not throwing my 56 jersey in the trash just yet. I’m holding out hope that this was a frame job and that may be naive of me but LT is in my pantheon of New York sports legends so he gets the benefit of the doubt right now.

The Hall Of The Very Good has a Q & A with ex-Met and Hall of Famer, Gary Carter. An interesting exchange in this post is Carter’ take on Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame:

HOVG: This July, you’ll be on that stage in Cooperstown when “The Hawk” finally makes his way to Cooperstown. How long until Raines gets his call?

 

CARTER: It may be a long time or maybe never. He has good numbers but that is a tough call.

Interesting to say the least

The Mets Police has a couple of interesting items today one is a photo of $iti Field with the walls painted Mets blue and the old skyline that was above the (bow heads) Shea Stadium scoreboard and is now above the Shake Shack and Blue Smoke incorporated into the new scoreboard. This looks fabulous, absolutely fabulous. Then Mets Police Chief Shannon Shark brings up an interesting argument, should the Mets wear either their Los Mets or a roadie made up with Nueva York when the go to Puerto Rico to play the Fish and then wear them to Phoenix when they play the Snakes ? As Shannon says I don’t want to start a political shit storm here, but I’m sure long time readers can figure out where I stand on the law passed in Arizona, I would definitely vote to wear Nueva York jersey’s as they make more sense than Los Mets.

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STEROID MADNESS

 

 

Its 48 hours since the Alex Rodriguez was juiced story and I’m officially bored with the whole thing but when it comes to my anger, Rodriguez ridin’ dirty, pisses me off the least in fact here are my anger issues with this whole sordid affair:

 

The Leak

 

 To me this should upset you more than the crime of using PED’s. Look at it like this, say you when you were a teenager you broke the law but at your sentencing the judge says that the charges and verdict will be sealed with the contents never seeing the light of day. Now you’re an adult and you have walk the straight and narrow and have become a pillar of the community but one day someone who maybe you picked last for punch ball or stole his prom date finds a way to get that sealed envelope and made it’s contents public, Well that’s what happened to Rodriguez and Bonds and the reason the public doesn’t give a shit is because they are two of the most polarizing players in baseball. Let’s hope Sully didn’t steal some Bazooka down at the General Store as a kid but Sully is beloved by the nation and would be given immunity.

 

MLBPA

 

 For years the union has been stealing the owner’s lunch money and kicking them in the nuts so it gave them a false bravado that they were tough guys. So Gene Orza’ mind was so clouded he thought he’d act like Moe Green with the Feds came a calling. “You want names”? “I’ll give you names, Gene Orza, I was making my bones when you guys were junior G-Men” You want the names of the BALCO 10? Well kiss my ass”. Well they didn’t kiss Orza’ ass the kicked all over the data center and then took ALL THE NAMES, of the players on the confidential list. Orza and Fehr should do the honorable thing and resign from their positions as they have failed the rank and file terribly. It’s not to often I agree when the Sock Puppet, Curt Schilling but he’s right it’s time for everyone to come clean and fess up to taking PED’s  because every major league player has been pricked with dirty syringe whether they are innocent or not. The one issue never addressed by the union is the health of its members as pertains to the side effects of taking PED’s and what treatment will be needed for the players down the line when they feel the side effects of taking these drugs. No Orza and Fehr are to busy being play-play gangsta’s and doing a poor job of that as well. 

 

 

The Main Stream Media

 

At first I thought Jason Stark and Crazy Uncle Bill Madden were getting a head start on their April 1 columns but these two are actually serious about what they wrote. Stark, is crying about the tainted records that Rodriguez will establish and how he is not a Hall of Famer and how there will be more great players left out of the Hall because of this scandal. And Mad Man Madden wants the Highlanders to eat Rodriguez’ contract which is as nutty as those “70 Show “costumes Madden wears on TV common guys get a grip will you! I guess Madden and Stark miss the good old days when ballplayers abused alcohol and used the code word “belly ache” for gonorrhea.

 

Captain Craptastic

 

Here is your time to shine Jeets. You have to show up at Rodriguez presser with your arm around his shoulder grit your teeth and say “Alex’s teammates are behind him 100 %” if not the Highlander season is doomed. They way Cap Crap stood up for the Giambino and Reverend Pettite he has to step up with his Sergeant of (injured) Arms Jorgie Posada and embrace this dumb bastard in order to show that he is a leader. On second thought Jeets just be yourself so I can watch the Highlander season go down the drain.

 

This story is one big distraction to me as I try to find the Mets a lefty reliever and a right handed bat that will PAY the team to play for them.

 

Dave Singer at NY Sports Dog got his hands on some great video of a couple of Mets fans who infiltrated Shea security to get some great inside the wreckage video of the demise of Shea.

 

Also check out Michael Leggett’s Random Fandom Red Sox NYC site for his pics and video of Shea. 

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