Thursday, February 28, 2008
By "not-exactly-ready-for-prime-time-players," I mean the likes of...
SNK and one of her pals
Dykstraw (& his lady)
CrazyMetGirl (a blog "groupie" LOL) and her son
plus Blog legend Matt Cerrone from Metsblog
So on our agenda includes: three baseball games -- including two at Tradition Field and one at Dodgertown; going to the bowling lanes where David Wright was featured on last year in Mets Weekly; hopefully, me catching some rays by the pool; and this little shindig Saturday night. For those of you who are down there and can make it, drop by. We'll probably be the crew wearing lots of Mets gear. Plus, Zoe has this notion that we are going to get on television...well if we are, I'll probably be the crazy lady stalking Oliver Perez!!
Anyway, I'll be back sometime Monday, with pics and hopefully some good stories. In the meantime, I am Florida Dreaming, on such a cold winter's day. Yes, I know it's a horrible Mamas & Papas reference, but deal with it.
Did anyone hear this one? Scott "Shit Lip" Spiezio was released by the Cardinals today, apparently in reference to a warrant that is out for his arrest, regarding a DWI.
Hmm, it would have been nice if they did something about this guy though, for the same damn thing. Is Willie Randolph running things over there? I keed, I keed.
Guess they wouldn't get rid of him, though, since they had rings to distribute.
And on a side note, I got a note from Metsgrrl last night, putting in her pre-season order for Coop box tickets. She and her TBF are buying a game the first week against the Phils, since I will not be in town. Plus she and I have already taken dibs on the foam finger day...I think that Mr. E might fight her on it though...
I will also probably miss Johan's first home start which is a bummer, but I'll be seeing him tomorrow in PSL, so I guess that's good.
So the word is...ask The Coop about games...and I will see if they are free.
I discount if you buy more than one game.
Email me and let me know.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Now, everyone knows that I am probably the biggest Oh Pea fan there is...well, except for maybe *this* person...but I have to say...are people on crack?
Seriously. OK I know that pitching, especially that of a starting nature, is at a premium these days. Save the Johan trade, which I feel the Mets made off like bandits, Danny Haren, a decent starter, netted like 100 prospects in the Arizona system, to the liking of prospect-lover Billy Beane. Jon Garland was traded to Anaheim straight up for a starting SS in Orlando Cabrera.
And Lastings Milledge got us two scrubs. But I digress. This is about pitching.
My point is, I get that Ollie deserved a raise this year. No question, given that he was a semi-legit ace (OK, i know that was kinda oxymoron-ish, but if you know Oh Pea, you get it).
But I have to take the Mets side here. Given that we have no idea which Pea will show up - Dr. Oliver Jekyll or Mr. Ollie Hyde (like in 2006)?
Plus...it makes SO MUCH SENSE why he and the Satan Boras won't negotiate prior to the offseason.
If Jekyll shows up, he makes a mint. If Hyde shows up, the Mets will be like - told ya so. But what's the worst that can happen to Pea then? He gets paid Gil Meche money? Oh, cry me a river.
Look, Pea, you know I love you. I do. But let's get real here. Give credit where it is due. You would be floundering in the Pirates system or worse, somewhere like where Gil Meche is playing, and be a sub-.500 pitcher. Rick Peterson, the METS made you who you are. An ace in the making. A dude who won't have the heat on you because you have a legit ace covering your butt.
So you better, like Carlos Beltran, put your money where your dick is. And step it up.
I love you.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
"So, this year, tell Jimmy Rollins we are the team to beat." - Carlos Beltran
OK...who are you and what have you done with Carlos Beltran??? Has he been possessed by the balls of Jimmy Rollins?
I mean, we have to admit, that is a BOLD statement, especially coming from Carlos Beltran, who in all respects is very quiet, subdued...until, you know, he comes out and starts describing in percentages how his health is.
The difference between Jimmy Rollins' statement in 2007 and Beltran's statement now is...of course, 2007 is in the past now, and Rollins backed his shit up with an MVP year and got his team into the playoffs. Beltran now has to do his part.
But hey if that means Mets baseball in October AND an MVP year for Beltran, I'm not gonna complain.
So he may be off the Big Pussy roster...but I still have permission to make fun of him when he pulls a "I'm-not-well-enough-to-play" bitch stunt.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The Mets, for once, have a strong pitching staff and will be less taxing on their bullpen, somewhat. Possibly the most well-rounded team I've seen in my years as a fan.
But, who's the odd man out? I say its Oh Pea. I won't elaborate here though...you gotta get yourself to Flushing University, and read my column -- Odd Man Out. I hate saying it, but 'tis true.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
3.) We know he was beloved in Minnesota. But already we are seeing #57 jerseys out there. It is amazing (no pun intended) to have a bona fide Cy Young guy on the team. In my generation! The truly last time we had that was with Frank Viola (another Minny alum) and Dwight Gooden. But Viola played on a Mets team that sucked (well, they were okay...a little), and Dwight Gooden, well, we all know what happened to him.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Another youtube clip, inspired by Johan. Well, he passed the Lets Get Physical test...now...I am having a tough time believing that Johan is OURS!!!!!! In the meantime, enjoy this montage of clips starring Jermaine and Michael Jackson...Too good to be true...