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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mets Fry Fish, Fans Survive Marlins Broadcast Team


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Mounted, stuffed and hung on the Wilpon study wall.

Mets take the series 2-1. A sweep and not losing our #2 for a month of Sundays would have been nice, but a post-collapse Metsfan takes what they can get. And curses on MLB extra innings for carrying the Marlins' dopey announcers, who do for baseball broadcasts what, well, the Marlins do for baseball: rob it of any dignity or significance.

The Mets got all sorts of healthy against six dreadful pitchers. The Marlins should consider carrying 3-4 long-men this season. Or longshoremen. It really won't matter.

The chUmps robbed Buntran of a 2 run HR. Inconsequential it turns out, but not a good omen since they actually reversed themselves from the correct call, apparently on the theory that a baseball could bounce 30 feet up into the air off of a padded wall. First blown call of the year.

New guys Church and Pagan are endearing themselves to Mets fans, much like their namesakes have by handing out hosts and wine or providing cool rituals and a use for sheep. These two keep raking, and they'll start taking up real estate in our orange and blue hearts.

Why do fans grow to like certain players? Perhaps its their hustle, or the extra few autographs they sign before games when they don't have to. Could be how they come on the scene with a bang, or how they always do the little things later when no one is looking. Or maybe it's their huge, charming porn collections.

Exhibit A: NY Spanker Hideki Matsui as profiled in Time magazine (Courtesy, kind of, of FJM.):

Indeed, his only eccentricity, if it can be called that, is his extensive private library of adult videos. His refreshing ability to laugh self-deprecatingly about his porno collection, reporters say, is one reason why fans and even nonfans have taken to him so much. Says former reporter Isao Hirooka: "Hideki just wants to be like ordinary people."



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1 Comments:

  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger Whitney said…

    Hideki Matsui, this era's Bob Crane. Amazing what's endearing these days, but it's nice that we live in a more enlightened age, I suppose.

     

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