Minaya Now Concerned the Mets Won't Be Able to Field Next Year's WBC Team
You don't really love your team 'til you take in a game during the interminable wait first to see a doc in the emergency room, and later the hospital bed itself. That's where I watched last night's game from. Taking mild chest pains to the ER is always a tough call, but when I saw last night's line-up I figured I wouldn't be missing much. But damn my luck when I discovered (in the waiting room) that ESPN was broadcasting the game. It gets better. LA's Cedars-Sinai hospital (highly recommended by the way) has monitors next to the beds. I was forced to turn it on and watch!
A few jokes with the nurses about the trauma ward being the appropriate place to take in a Mets game and away I went. After a battery of tests and a more or less clean bill of health, watching Yadier Molina in obvious pain was like an adult lolly-pop.
Tim Redding went 7 heroic innings, then fled into the mountains after he was wrongly accused of murder.
Those, according to the MLB, were the gutsy Mets we saw last night. Grizzly Tim Redding wasn't as bad as he looks and spared the bullpen for the most part. Headed to the pen or worse the second the Mets get any pitcher back, Redding might want to consider hiding implements in his beard with which to scuff the ball. The goats ran wild last night, with Murph, Castillo, and Santos with 9 hits, countless runs and even some flashy leather. The word is getting out that Santos=Magic.
More music to our ears, Minaya saying "Maine likely, Oliver not likely." Oliver Perez, The Setback Prince.
As Britton and Noble report, the annual Met-in-traffic accident has occurred.
[Jose Reyes] and trainer Ray Ramirez were headed to Manhattan to have Reyes' troublesome right knee examined. Their car was rear-ended by a fire truck. ...
PS. Hey Marty "Pants" Noble, where'd you come up with "Replace-Mets"? Pretty clever. I don't answer your mailbags. Don't worry, I'll let it slide this time. I'll even quote your article:
"But we can deal with this. We're not as bad as people think we are," Cora said. "We're not bad. Don't feel sorry for the Metropolitans."