Monday, April 02, 2007

START THE PLAYOFFS!

Ok, as far as I'm concerned, the baseball regular season can end right now. The Mets beat the shit out the very same team that ended the 2006 season so dramatically, less than six months ago.

Nice.

Glavine pitched well, the Mets played sweet defense as 'Stache took my advice and showed up wearing nothing but leather (assless chaps, plus the cheesy moustache, in the R-rated version), Moises Alou hustled and didn't get hurt, and the entire team managed to avoid having Phat (as in "Fat") Albert Poo-Holes fall on them. Good stuff all around.

A few brief thoughts for a lovely opening night:

1. Joe Morgan told Jon Miller, "You know I never cared much about statistics."

We know, Joe. Then he added, "Use statistics to embellish your point; don't let statistics be your point."

Uhhhh, so in other words, "Engage in pure sophistry"? is that what he meant? Keith! Ron! Gary! Come back! (Just leave Chris Cotter.)

2. Again, I can't believe how good those 4 DPs were last night. Only one of them was a sure GIDP off the bat, and two of them (Wright's medium hop & 'Stache's Stab) looked like base hits. Old Man Valentin was my player of the game last night.

3. Where was that for-shit squeeze attempt last October when Ron Belliard was up??? Ayyyyy-eeeeee-ayyyyy.

4. Fuck Yadier Molina.

5. Although Wagner was predictably shaky in his first appearence, he looked to have some decent velocity. Not a bad sign.

Here's to 2-0 on Tuesday. let's Go Mets.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Dwilkers said...

Play Ball! Grats on the opening day win.

We're all scratching our crotches, spitting, practicing glaring in the mirror, and rubbing dirt on our gloves for opening night tonight here in Houston.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Joe Morgan is an asshole.

"oh no" comes out of his mouth in the 8th when the DP is turned.

How about a little bit of objectivity?

Oh, and he said 23 year old Joe Smith told him that he grew up watching the Big Red Machine. Now, Joe did live in Cincinnatti, but I doubt he saw the team from the late 70's.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Ed, I guess Joe believes the Big Red Machine was so amazing, people were still seeing them in action 10+ years later.

Dwilkers - I never knew Astros fans were so involved. Crotch-scratching while watching on TV, huh? That's pretty extreme.

10:54 AM  
Blogger George said...

Last night's game proved why the Mets mediocre pitching might be good enough--because their defense is great. (Why no shout out for Beltran's amazing throw? Because you expect him to do that?) Then they take out the bats, work counts, and beat up without ever really knocking out the best pitcher in the NL.

It was a fun game.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Why no shout out for Beltran's amazing throw? Because you expect him to do that?

Yes, I expect it. But moreso, because it was the wrong play, fundamentally. I'd rather not see him do that with fewer than 2 outs and a 4 run lead in the future.

12:33 PM  
Blogger George said...

But a 40-year-old who gets ouchies easily going from first to third on a hit to left is fundamentally a good play?

1:53 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

No, it isn't. I agree with you. I was thinking it was good that he hustled in the field, and that was a good thing.

But 1st-to-third with the lead on a 2 out single to left isn't. Good call.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

I really detest the ESPN broadcasters. All of them.

I love watching local broadcasts of games in which I have a rooting interest, if at all possible. The knowledge of the players is much higher and the candor between co-hosts is much less forced.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Yeah. The current Mets broadcast team includes Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling, both former teammates. Creates a nice rapport.

7:35 PM  

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