SHORT AND SWEET

Outstanding job by Chris Capuano last night with his only flaw the three run home run he gave up to Espinosa in the second inning. 8K’s and 1 BB in 6 innings pitched with a 71/26 spilt of strikes to balls is as good as it gets.

Carlos Beltran just can win with some folks. Instead of celebrating the fact he hit 2 home runs and is looking very comfortable at the plate, there will be critics who will bash him for the off day today and those in the media saying he will be excellent trade bait. I love to see some of the critics wear a knee brace all day and say they feel great.

Ike-Ike Baby, Vanilla Ike, Ike-nstein whatever you want to call him add big time in front of that. So far so good on no sophomore jinx.

Alderson has a big decision to make as it pertains to the bullpen. Izzy is ready and able to go at the big league level, so the Mets need to decide who is cut to make room for Izzy. Tell you the truth, with the way the starting pitching has not giving many innings, I’d demote Lucas Duda, since Collins is in love with Willie Harris and Duda is rotting on the bench and buy some time with an 8 man pen until Jason Bay comes back. By that time Alderson, Collins and Warthen might have a better idea on who to keep.

Chris Young on the mound today so if Mets take this game and series that will be two out of three series the Mets have won. Take that haters.

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“HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAY:THE BOBBY VALENTINE STORY”

The life of Bobby Valentine is a reality show waiting to happen. After I realizedI wasn’t making it to work today, I turned on Ch2 news (I watch Ch 2 news because I have a huge crush on Mary Calvi. Not only is she gorgeous but even as she’s telling me it’s another Snowgedon day it just seems much more pleasant when she explains it) and all I hear about is this awful traffic jam on I95 near Stanford CT. As the on scene reporter is giving the details, in the background there is a man directing traffic, not just any ordinary man but none other than Stanford’s Safety Director and former Mets manager, Bobby Valentine.

Seems a couple of tractor trailers jack-knifed on the highway and being the conciencious civil servant that he is, Valentine came out to help help get the cars and trucks flowing again.

No truth to the report that one of the tractor-trailer drivers was Armando Benitez.

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CHARLIE SAMUELS FADES TO BLACK

Pardon me for pulling a Francesa here but I was in the car, when I heard that longtime Mets equipment man Charlie Samuels was suspended indefinitely without pay by the Mets  and to tell you the truth I was taken aback by this news.

Samuels spent 27 seasons as the Mets Clubby and from all you hear was well liked by players and front office folks. The official word is it’s a personnelmatter and the suspension has turned to a termination. If you see Ebay flooded with black Mets jersey’s you’ll know why.

Unconfirmed sources tell me Alderson was stalking around in the Mets Citi Field offices early today in full camo screaming “Com’on on out Jay Horowitz and surrender”

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In the eyes of a ranger, The unsuspected stranger Had better know the truth of wrong from right, ’cause the eyes of a ranger are upon you,

Happy Highlander Elimination Day to ya! I can’t wait to see Michael Kay’s head explode on the YUCK post game show if Bronx Bastards lose game five. I hope Joe Girardi studied that binder of his and found the page where it says, “when a suck ass pitcher like AJ Burnett gives you five innings, take it an run”

No Mets news today except for Frankie Rodriguez getting a mere $3mil deduction from his personal worth for his altercation and embarrassment of himself and of the Mets organization. Hopefully who ever takes the reigns of the baseball operations let’s K-Rod know his days as a Mets closer are done. Welcome to a setup role K-Rod.

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LAKERS CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH

 That’s right PP 1 more 1 more win for Banner 18!!!!!!!

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