Itsmetsforme's "It Takes A Milledge" Campaign
Replace the "v" with an "m" and the "a" with an "ed" and there you have it.
In these exciting but dangerous times, what we Mets fans need is a little perspective. Yes, we're winning again and things are good. But let's not let the big Omar Kool Aid mustache we have cloud our sober judgement as to the furture. And lets not make tortured Kool Aid metaphors if we can help it.
As Mike of the Metropolitans and so many many others have recently noted, Lastings really isn't a bad kid, not on the level of an Elija Dukes. He never denied dinosaurs. He never sprayed bleach. He never went into 'operation shutdown.' He never threw a bat at an umpire, even if they had it coming. There are no reports of him anywhere near fireworks. And word is, Shawn Green is considering one of Lasting's rap songs for his new at-bat theme.
The media "theme" lately (repeated by the big apple beat, and the out of town saps that broadcast enemy teams) is that players such as Carlos Gomez have vaulted LM on the depth chart and now some, like Jim Callis, are even callously saying LM is now expendable. This, my friends, is self-destructive silly talk. LM must be allowed to develop into either a ML all-star, or a valuable trade piece; any other path is the path of ruin and disrepute.
Q: I'm more old school, Chuck-D/Public Enemy kind of rap fan, you know, keeping it real with a positive message; should I still support LM's career?
A: Of course, LM sends a positive message to the fans, for example by slapping their hands after a big homerun.
Q:Do you have to dislike Carlos Gomez to heart Milledge?
A: No, I love Carlos, and I still have enough aorta to heart LM. Besides if the Mets cut bait on LM, where will his parents park their R.V.?
Q: I resent other Mets fans who are so protective of their prospects, they think they all fart gold dust. Why should I support your cause?
A: No matter what your perspective, running down a Mets prospect never led to any good. While puffing up a Mets prospect has led to good for the Mets. Just ask the current Florida Marlins GM.
Q: Ok, I see the logic of your position, but...what about that note that Billy Wagner left at LM's locker, "Know your place, Rook"?
A: Billy is from the American South, and of course did not receive the best primary education. What the note really said was "I don't no where yer place is Rook --> (on the back it continued)so how can I come to your birtday party?" Billy's spelling, the messy crayon he used, and the vast media conspiracy led to this note being misquoted in all major media outlets, unfortunately. Rook is an affectionate nickname for LM. No worries.
The truth is, not all three of the Mets uber-outfield prospects will pan out and be big league viable, so why prejudice the competition now? As acting Mayor of Metsville, I hearby call off the parade to run LM out of town. Folks, remember, to build a sucessful Mets future, "It takes a Milledge" (tm).
Who's with me?
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