Archive for May 22nd, 2009

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Stuff About the Mets

Mets Rumors & News

Here are some random thoughts as the Mets head into the buzzsaw of Boston.

Will we all have a good laugh about the Mets’ shoddy play and buffoonery of the past week (or the whole first quarter of the season really)? When the season’s over, will we look back and laugh at Ryan Church missing third base? “I laughed so hard I cracked a rib at that one.” Will we have a nice chuckle at Daniel Murphy falling down game after game out in left field? “Didn’t the Mets know they had a Gold Glove-caliber first baseman right under their nose?” Will we guffaw at Mike Pelfrey’s balk-fest? Will we chortle at the dozens of baserunning mistakes the team has made, costing them a few games in the standings? Will the Mets turn things around so we can look back fondly and lovingly at their blundering ways? Umm, probably not, but god, let’s hope so.

Murphy is already a better first baseman than left fielder. Was he really worse …

Frye or Granger

Knicks Rumors & News


New York Knicks select Channing Frye at 8

Indiana Pacers select Danny Granger at 17

The New York Knicks had three first round picks in the 2005 NBA Draft. Their first pick Channing Frye turned out to be there worst one. He did enjoy a productive rookie season averaging 12.3 points and 5.8 in rebounds  in 24.2 minutes per game. However, the next season his points, rebounds, blocks and FG% per game all decreased. The main reason for the sophomore slump was the career season from C Eddy Curry who averaged 19.5 points and seven rebounds a game.  Frye’s tenure lasted just two seasons with the Knicks as he was traded to the Portland Trailblazers for PF Zach Randolph.

Danny Granger was one of the best picks in the 05 NBA Draft. The 6’9″ wing player has shown his versatility with the ability to defend, pass and shoot. He has evolved into one of the top offensive threats in the game. The 08-09 Most Improved Player averaged 25.8 points per game which was fifth in the NBA. He made 182 …

Hot Stove Player of the Week: Mark Teixeira

Yankees Rumors & News

The Yankees are red hot, with a nine-game winning streak that included three walk-off wins in a row over the weekend. And they’re having so much fun, that they’ll be starring in a 1970s-like summer replacement series, The Yankees’ Summertime Funtime Razzle Dazzle Variety Hour, which will co-star Charo. The Mets’ season, on the other hand, is  going right down the toilet. And speaking of toilets, here’s a tip of the cap to the Mets fan of the week. This faithful Met follower got her arm stuck in a toilet at Citi Field trying to retrieve her gold tooth, which fell in the commode. The Mets finally have working toilets in their stadium, but the fans don’t know how to use them. How did her tooth fall in there anyway? Maybe she caught a case of the yips from Mike Pelfrey. A plumber stated, “People have probably been getting their hands stuck in toilets as long as there have been toilets.” If I had a …

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