METS FANS GETTING A BAD REPUTATION

Wayne Coffey in today’s NY Daily News has a story of former Mets pitcher, Pete Falcone’ son Joey and his plight to get back to playing baseball and leading finding himself after a serving three tours in Afghanistan.

Joey Falcone at 24 years old, has enrolled at the College of Staten Island and is a member of the CSI baseball team.  The story is not so much about him regaining his hitting prowess but more of how he left home to join the Marines and the atrocities of war that he encountered.

I guess I should thank the Mets fans twits who verified my post yesterday about the venom they spew at the Mets on Twitter. Seems I’m not the only one who is fed up with the fan reaction toward the team as Shannon of The Mets Police posted about the vile tweets towards R.A. Dickey yesterday and also Mike Vaccaro tweeted about it as well. Yes, R.A. Dickey is having a miserable season so far but the attacks on Dickey are just plain ignorant. Besides, some of you twits, your stupidity is getting noticed, that’s not good.

There is some kind of day of outrage planed at Citi Field to let fans send a message to management that Jose Reyes has to be a Mets 4 Life. The rally will most likely be attended by the same fans that called Reyes a lazy malcontent the last couple of years when his play dropped off due to illness and injury. These will also be the same fans who will call for Sandy Alderson’s head when Reyes falls short of stellar play in year two of his five year deal. I’ve been around you Mets fans too long, I’ve seen your act and it’s quite tiresome.

Far be it from me to look in a neighbor’s window, but our friends up in the South Bronx seem to be having some rough internal troubles. Can you imagine a big league player asking out of the lineup a half-hour before first pitch because he feels “disrespected” because his limp bat is at the bottom of the lineup? Even though this player is not only past his prime but should be collecting a pension, not a paycheck?  I would not be surprised if one the past their prime players in the Bronx flip out at their locker because of the wire hangers.

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EVERYONE’ S TALKIN’ METS BASEBALL

First things first, Happy Mothers Day Let’s hope the Mets bring you a nice sweep of the Giants as a Mothers Day gift.

Nice to see Mike Piazza wants to go into the Hall of Fame as a Met and quite frankly he should. Even though I’m not a big Piazza fan (I’ll still take Jerry Grote over him forget the offense Grote was a real leader and was second only to Johnny Bench who I consider the greatest catcher ever, in his era) but it would be nice to see a Mets cap on his HOF plaque.

Just to let you know the Mets are the talk of the town once again. Yesterday before our Babe Ruth game there was more talk of the Barajas walk off than their was about who we were playing. !4 boys some Mets fans some Highlander fans all agreed on one thing, just once in their lives they’d love to hit a walk off homer, not a Little League homer but a real over the fence win the game homer. Same thing last night when I went to a father-daughter dinner-dance at my daughter’s school, the dads some Mets most Highlander were talking about the Mets back to back, catcher to catcher walk off home run wins.

Wayne Coffey has a great story on Highlander trainer Gene Monahan and his fight with throat cancer. Put your fan allegiance aside and pray for Geno.

Hank White takes a pie from Alex Cora after his walk off blast. Who will be the hero today (I Like Ike)

LMillz got caught again with his head down the other night thinking he had a home run when it hit off the wall. Milledge thought it was a grand slam his first in the bigs,  the Pirate and Cubs announcers thought is was gone, the guys who sets off the fireworks and play the music at PNC  Park thought it was gone, but as Milledge styled around second base Alfonso Soriano threw the ball in from left field to shortstop Ryan Thierot which stunned Milledge, as he ran back to 2nd base Thierot threw to Jeff Baker who tagged Millz out.

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