Wow, what else can I say about today's massacre that hasn't been. Pitiful, and that's being kind.
I didn't see the game at all, but I wasn't missing much anyway. First, Mr. Coop was at the game and he called me after the first inning and told me that Pelf needed some "Pelf Help." I said - it's only one run, you are such an alarmist.
Well, after about the sixth call before the fourth inning, I had to say I was right there with him. It may be early, it may not be May yet, but Pelf to me is clearly overmatched in the bigs. You know, I almost started to believe his hype -- that he's the next Verlander or whatever. When I saw him in his first game last year, I saw some good potential but nothing too exciting. And I thought -- you know, with the Rockies, he'll be able to showcase his talent.
Then Aaron "White Flag" Sele comes in -- Oh, Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Where's Darren Oliver when you need him? Or Dave Williams, for that matter?
Well, the good news is -- I think that Williams is coming back in a few weeks, at least I heard that somewhere. The bad news is -- Pelf has got to go and work on more stuff.
In other news...Hey, I wrote a song about Carlos Delgado - wanna hear it? Here is goes!
#Where have you gone - Carlos Del-ga-a-do, a fan-base turns its lonely eyes to you. Boo hoo hoo. #
I thought his problems were over when he hit his HR the other night. Seems to me he is lukewarm. I won't jump off a cliff yet, but he is dragging the team down.
Speaking of a downer, don't get me started on David Wright either.
I think Willie needs to bench these guys. Toughen 'em up or something. I don't think it would be detrimental or hurt their feelings. I think these guys know they are dragging the team down. You know it's bad when Jose Valentin and Shawn Green are carrying the team.
I know, it's still early in the year, but the Mets are showing inconsistencies so early on, I have a feeling we'll be the Yankees of the NL -- winning games, sure, but losing lots of games like 10-8. With the division as tight as its shaping out to be, we need to be able to wipe the floor with the poor teams (Rockies, Nats) and hold our own against the better teams. All things considered, that has really only been the Braves thus far in this short season. If you count the World Champs, OK, but they have not been exactly hot either. Lukewarm, maybe, definitely not hot.
Now let's get to the Phillies. They've won, what five in a row now? They're going to be the sleeping giant. Mark my words.
This weekend will be a litmus test. The Mets have to sweep the Nats. No ifs ands or buts about it.
At the risk of sounding alarmist like Mr. Coop, I can't help but feel like this season is going to be a tough one. I am excited about that prospect, but it's disheartening when you see the potential future of the franchise get murdered on the field. Let's teach this kid some control before he kills someone!