The FOREST for the TREES: Post the 500th
RE: From Joe "Corpse" Torre's new book:
Remember the story about Carlos Beltrán’s willingness to take a major discount to play for the Yankees instead of the Mets? Joe Torre tells why: “Beltrán wanted to come to us, so he could hide among the trees. Nobody wants to be that guy to lead.”
Need more trees Omar. Start in left field.
Carlos Beltran: "I never work in my life. "
Hmm. Now that you understand him a bit more, are hungry for more inside dirt on how the Mets free swinging centerfielder sees things? Beltran was interviewed, apparently by a 3rd grader, on SNY's website back in the good old days. Here's excerpts:
SNY: What's your favorite food?
Beltran: Rice, beans, pork chops, and plantains.SNY: What was your first car?
Beltran: BMW.SNY: Other than baseball, what was your first job?
Beltran: I never work in my life.SNY: In your cd-player/ipod, what songs are you listening to? What songs are your favorite?
Beltran: Religious music. Christian music.SNY: What's the best thing about New York?
Beltran: It's always fun.SNY: Something most people don't know about you?
Beltran: I'm a nice guy.SNY: If you could take one thing with you to a deserted island, what would it be?
Beltran: My wife.SNY: Who's the nicest guy on the team?
Beltran: Can't say one.SNY: Who's the best tipper?
Beltran: I usually eat by myself, but when I go with the young guys, I need to take care of them, so I tip.SNY: Who's the most superstitious?
Beltran: Victor Zambrano. He has the same routine every time he has success.SNY: Who's the best dresser?
Beltran: Gotta say me. I dress well. Also Floyd.SNY: Who's the worst dresser?
Beltran: Gotta say Lima, he dresses funny.
Mystery to Me/ Old Video Dept.
They actually DO pick out their own at-bat music. And I was wrong: Sandford and Son was not meant to reflect Cliff Floyd's physical condition.
The best i could do, on short notice.
At first glance, I thought the San Fransisco Giants, looking to get older, were entertaining an Edgardo Alphonso comeback. Turns out, Fonz is just trying out for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.
"Like so many bad MLB ideas in recent years, this one can be traced to the Mets, who've been wearing their own two-tone helmet since 2006."
Kirk Radomski is trying to drag Doc Gooden into the steroids fiasco. Doc's defense? He says that he's done enough bad things without being accused of things he hasn't done. I trust him, he's a doctor.
The logical end of ESPN's anti-Met agenda has arrived. Shitty baseball broadcasting is what it is. But now it's personal.
According to my robot overlords at the corporation that brought us the nearly useless Blogger software, this would be somewhere around my 501st post, so to all you mothers out there...Happy Birthday! To celebrate, I thought I'd item you to death with this post. Thanks for your support and the cash you send me occasionally.