Toothless Tosses Jet Lagged BP to Kaz-less Crockies
Getting ready to get hammered?
It was a game barely worth watching, even if you are like me and following closely which shoulder Rick Peterson touches on each pitcher during his trips to the mound. There's got to be a pattern in there somewhere.
Of course who could pay attention to the game AND try to keep up with who in the Mets rotation was heading to the DL? The hope is that the Mets can recuperate during the completely unneccesary calvacade of boredom that is the All-Star break next week.
Where is Kaz Matsui? I have been unable to substantiate rumors that he plays for this Colorado team. If anyone sees this man, shown here with Mr Met, please contact this space.
The June swoon seems to be over, but these Mets clearly aren't dominant at this point in time. Should the Mets get younger by adding Jose Contreras? God I hope that doesn't happen, especially if it involves Thrillage in any way other than picking him up at the airport.
Following the Mets these days is a lot like what it must be to be 35 yr old Carlos Delgado. Your baby keeps you up at night, but you're still waiting to break out of the doldrums. And by the way, it is the baby that is causing this slumpy season:
The day after he nearly was charged with two errors last weekend against the A's, Delgado sat the Sunday game at his request. He didn't need a mental breather, however.
"Clear my head? I've been scuffling for three months. I would take weeks off at a time. That had nothing to do with anything," Delgado said. "I've made errors before. I've played bad before. I have 13 years in. The baby had a rough night."
Meanwhile, the Mets Moises "Carl Pavano" Alou has been cleared to began eating spicy foods, getting some air on the shuffleboard court, and eating dinner at 4:30. Or something. Actually, the Alou and Pavano cases don't have that much in common--no one knew Pavano would get injured--but I just wanted to use the word Pavano in a sentence, because I am still smiling after seeing the title of a recent espn profile on the Yankees poster boy of the new millenium: "What Makes Carl Pavano Not Tick? Money for Nothing." It's a good read for those of you who are too classy to get smug about the prorated Clemens debacle. It seems like Mets fans are the only ones getting full value of Cashman's Rocketman folly!
Speaking of Yankers, congrats to the A-rod family on the All-Star bonus! $200,ooo...that's a lot of obscene t-shirts and stripper tips!