ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BASEBALL?!?!?!?!??!?
After a long cold lonely winter, a luke-warm hot stove and a pretty uneventful spring, it's finally here folks. OPENING DAY (or Night).
Now, I’m not one to make predictions but…My psychic *did* tell me I have a certain sixth sense about things. Sometimes I might be a little off, but I surprised a lot of people back in 1999 – I said the number four would figure in prominently with the series. Of course, I saw it like – 4 games to win the series. The Mets will sweep!! Woo hoo! Well we all know that didn’t happen. BUT #4 – Robin “Ace” Ventura (allrighty then!) – hit a grand slam (4 runs). Most significant memorable moment that series. But I digress…
Being a blogger means you state your opinion. Well, my opinion is shit. So I’m going to throw some of that to the wall, and see if it sticks…
1.) The NL East pennant winner will be decided in the last week of the year
2.) The Mets will win 90 games this year
3.) Needless to say, the NL East will be VERY VERY TIGHT and whoever doesn’t win the pennant will win the WC
4.) ‘Stings “The Blade Runner” Milledge will be our starting RF come May
5.) I predicted something big in the off-season. Well that didn’t happen. Doesn’t mean Omar doesn’t have something up his sleeve. Therefore, I predict something BIG will be done by ASB. It will include a top o’ the line pitcher. It will not include Stings. Coop’s Crystal Ball says it might include a Notre Dame alum with the initials “AH”.
6.) Speaking of ASB, Tom “Glav-o-line” (like an oil name, get it?? Like it, Its Mets for me??) will win the big three-oh-oh by ASB. His name will then Kickin’ Ass, not Kickin’ Wing.
7.) Glav-o-line will also be the darkhouse candidate for the CY behind the unanimous winner, Oliver Perez (OK I’m just a little obsessed)
8.) No seriously, Oh Pea will have an outstanding year, proving Mike and Ed in Westchester wrong. Did you hear me?!?!? Wrong, baby, wrong!!!! Yeeeeeaaaaahh.
9.) Our pitching staff will be held down by the bellweathers Johnny “Remember The” Maine and OPP (thanks Bookie-D). Our BP will be anchored by the AmBurglar and young Joe Smith, helping us quickly forget Dirty Sanchez and ChadBrad. We will also be sick of hearing how great a starter Aaron Heilman is for the Oakland A’s. OOOOPS did I say too much there??
10.) Pedro will come back but will not greatly impact the team. By the time he comes back, he will neither help the team or hurt the team significantly. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing, you know.
That’s the big ten I guess. NOW LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!
ONE MORE TIME!
Come to Blondies (79th between BWay and Amsterdam) for a Mets kick-off party tonight, commencing around 7:30 pm. As the song goes, bring your kiddies, bring your wife...guaranteed to have the time of your life!!!
Hosted by the always lovely, always talented, Brooklyn Met Fan.