Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Even though the Mets lost their first game of the Post-Purge Era, all is well for the boys in blue & orange. No matter that Johan Santana lost, nor that Jose Reyes' hammy acted up for the first time in years. No matter either that they're still under .500 and unlikely to improve much upon that mark.

No matter.

What does matter, and what brings warmth & joy to the cockles of my baseball-lovin' heart is that with pennant-destroying 1B coach Tom Nieto finally off the team, the Mets took some of the finest looking leads off first I've ever seen. I haven't checked the box score, but their Lead Factor (LF) in last night's game had to be at least 6 or 7. Maybe 8 if you factor in the ballpark & that it was an inter-league game.

(Also, even though they recorded no extra-base hits, I'm certain that their Turns Rounding First (TRF) will improve by at least 13 or 14 Turn-Quality Points (TQP), getting them back among the league leaders -- where they usually were before that hideous bum Nieto started fucking everything up.)

It's all gonna be good again.



Blogger Toast said...

It's all going to be OK because they're getting leads off first now. (shakes head) Such a Mets fan.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Complete inability to comprehend irony.

Such a Yankee fan.

7:49 AM  
Blogger George said...

He said cockles and pennants.


Wait, he has more than one flag to raise?

(Oh, you're scary me--two posts in one day?)

6:18 PM  
Blogger Toast said...

Oh shit, you fucking made all that up? This is what a baseball geek you are: I thought those were actual obscure statistics you were pulling out of your ass.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

You thought there was a statistic dealing with the quality of rounding first?

You Yankee fans need help.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Toast said...

You thought there was a statistic dealing with the quality of rounding first?

Honestly, I read it and just didn't think twice about it. I'm so used to you citing statistical arcana that it did not seem immediately absurd. I mean, come on, like "Lead Factor" isn't something baseball nerds would come up with?

8:50 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Toast, we're all waiting for the day when you -- a proud geek in so many areas -- join the rest of us with the great game of baseball.

I mean, you're a beer geek, right? Good thing too. Why not baseball?

6:12 AM  

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