Archive for July 31st, 2009


Friday, July 31st, 2009
Mets Rumors & News

Ok, I’m confused. The Mets looks like a competent, productive, fundamentally sound baseball team. A real-live major league team. Who are these guys? What happened? Has the front office embarrassed the organization so much that the players took it upon themselves to decide that somebody had to act professionally around here? Yes, they lost the second game of last night’s double dip, and there were a couple of flashbacks to their previous sloppy play (note to Mets: do not, I repeat, do not try to steal home), but for the most part, the on-the-field, Three Stooges-like follies have ended (at least for now) and have been replaced by a team that is doing everything right.

The Mets have won five out of their last six, and if it’s a matter of too little, too late, at least the Mets are worth watching again (not that I ever stopped watching – we just can’t help ourselves, can we?). Nobody’s falling down. Nobody’s pants have fallen off. Nobody’s been arrested. Nobody’s shot …

Hot Stove Player of the Week: Luis Castillo

Mets Rumors & News

The Baseball Hall of Fame induction had a New York flavor to it this year: Former Yankee and Met Rickey Henderson and former Yankee second baseman Joe Gordon were inducted, and former Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek won the 2009 Ford C. Frick Award. Rickey surprised everyone with his eloquent and humble speech. It may have been more entertaining, though, if he would have just strung together some of his more famous quotes:

“Rickey don’t like it when Rickey can’t find Rickey’s limo.”

“Rickey got a big ranch. Rickey got a big bull. Rickey got horses. Rickey got chickens and everything. And Rickey got a 20-gallon hat.”

“All I’m asking for is what I want.”

And he once left a voice mail for Padres GM Kevin Towers: “Kevin, this Rickey, calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey wants to play baseball.”

A group of Mets players have decided not to shave until they reach .500. I once vowed not to shave until Omar Minaya stopped giving me a headache and making me dizzy …

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