I am offically putting the Mets back into the race for the NL East Pennant. They are currently 3 1/2 games out of first place, only two losses behind the Phillies (and losses are really all that counts as you cannot lose less games, but you can win more…does that make sense?)
The offense is beginning to click. Reyes is back to being Reyes. Although very unheralded this season, he has put up all star numbers to this point and is on pace to hit about .300 with 20 HR, 80 RBI 60+ SB and over 100 Runs scored.
The Gangsta has shown in just a weeks time that he is willing to bench players that are not healthy, or performing. Which means Luis Castillo has found his gimpy ass on the pine.
David Wright, whose batting average on OBP have not been where they usually are, is still among the league leaders in HR and RBI.
The rotation and bullpen are coming around. There is simply too much talent on this team for them to remain a .500 team.
Willie Randolph had to go. Period.
I am actually excited on a nightly basis to watch Met games, which is the first time in a long, long time that I can say that.
Count me among Robert Downey Jr’s (or RD2 as we call him in the fan club)biggest fans:
Cindy McCain is a Drug Addict.
I just thought I would throw this out there, seeing as Barack and Michelle are too classy of people to say it themselves, I will take it upon myself to spread the good word.
How Cindy McCain was outed for drug addiction
When an attempt to get tough with a whistleblower backfired in 1994, the McCain spin machine went into overdrive, and the candidate’s wife confessed to problems the media was already poised to reveal.
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By Amy Silverman
GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s wife Cindy took to the airwaves last week, recounting for Jane Pauley (on “Dateline”) and Diane Sawyer (on “Good Morning America”) the tale of her onetime addiction to Percocet and Vicodin, and the fact that she stole the drugs from her own nonprofit medical relief organization…..
Did you also know John McCain called his wife a C*&t in public?
I have been talking about this for years…Seriously, years:
Now the question is, can the dude get paid twice as much as other pitchers with similar value? I mean technically he is Two Pitchers.
Let me go on record, again, and say that I was not a Willie Randolph fan, ever.
I thought from the beginning of his tenure that he was not the right personality for this team. I let it go in ’05 because he was new to the team.
I didn’t care about Willie in ’06 because the team was so fun to watch.
I hated him in ’07 when night after night, he continued to maintain that, “hey at least were still in first place”, and “I know my guys” and “It’s just one game”
of course, the Mets were only in first place, until they were no longer in first place.
I told anyone who would listen, for the last two years that this dude had to go.
Let me go on record now (I didn’t have my own sweet website in ’07, so I cannot prove I said how much I hated Willie’s style of managing)
Jerry Manuel is a Gangsta, and I like him.
I like the attitude he brings. I like that he doesn’t speak bullshit “Sportuguese” all the time like Willie did. If I ever hear the words “It’s just one game”, or “I know my guys” or “we’re still in first place” from anyone in a Mets uniform I might just go Jerry Manuel on someone.
Following the game last night (a Mets win in extra innings) Jerry was asked about the on-field dust up between him and Jose Reyes, to which Jerry replied, laughing:
“I told him the next time he does that, I’m going to get my blade out and cut him, right on the field. Hey, I’m a gangsta now. You go gangsta on me, I’m gonna have to get you now.”
Reyes’ response to Manuel following him into the club house, during the game Tuesday night after he pulled Reyes from the game which led to Reyes acting like a child, throwing a temper tantrum, flipping his helmet and storming off the field, only to receive a verbal beating from Jerry in the club house and apologizing to his teammates?
He went 3 for 5 with a triple, two singles, three runs scored and a stolen base last night in the win.
I would have to say, small sample size aside, message received.
The Mets new theme song for the remainder of ’08…
Gangstas on the Field, Ladies on the Bus
I have my issues with Tim Russert. Today however, was for Tim.