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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Opening D'oh: Mets Are Bucked

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The Mets will need to deal with NL East superstars like this guy

The season is one game in and the Mets are already in midseason form--shaky defense, absentee offense, and good-but-not-good-enough pitching. And now we can look forward to reading about the Phillies' gritty triumphs and the impending departure of Jose Reyes all season. There's a lot of baseball left, of course, but tonight at least, that seems like a grueling proposition. Even in a season of diminished expectations, it is going to be tough to watch this team suck wind in the same old ways. The Phillies, Br*ves, and Marlins are all better than the Mets for sure, but the Mets should be able to give those Natinals a run for their money.

Beltran in 2008: "We are the team to beat."
Beltran in 2011: “We’re going to surprise people, that’s for sure.

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As we wait for a better outcome, we still do have Omar Minaya to kick around a little. The Mets retain Omar as a fan, even if he is still clueless:
“Look, obviously, Luis Castillo and Ollie Perez didn’t work out,” he said of the second baseman and pitcher who were finally cut adrift this past month, at considerable ongoing cost. “But I can’t tell you in retrospect I wouldn’t have done it,” he added.

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This kind of crap has no place in baseball. Dodgers fans are pretty terrible for a west coast team, but the stadium's crowd control and security has always been an embarrassment.

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We want a hit. A charming expression of the timeless Met fan refrain Jon Springer has recovered for your listening pleasure.

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3 Comments:

  • At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Cver said…

    Last night's Home Opener was about as fun as a Coloscopy, wouldn't you say? Well, to be honest, the first few innings, before things went sour, I was glad to have baseball back and this time, with a brand new computer and fast broadband, watching nearly in HD from the "Bunker". Still, as you point out, they are already asleep at the wheel - and if and when they ever wake up, somebody should leave each of them one of those Bumpernuts at their locker.

     
  • At 9:05 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    Yes, I'm watching with a new computer on MLB.tv too, and i think you got it right--nearly in HD-with the occasional audio problems. Unfortunately, I had the Marlins announcer track playing behind SNY audio at times during the game which is exactly what I paid the extra 20 bucks to avoid.


    I can't believe we have the Fish and Phils in the first week. Talk about testing our optimism early.

     
  • At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Cver said…

    I didn't notice any trouble with the audio, but I did hear about (and saw on You Tube) somebody at SNY (some Yankee fan pirate, I guess) sneaking on the infamous Met Family Guy clip audio just ast the game ended. Did you hear about that?

     

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