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Old 09-12-2019, 03:36 PM   #341
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I'm becoming a fan of this Alonso guy.

Alonso surprises Mets with heartfelt 9/11 tribute
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Not to come off rude, but I prefer his 47 dingers over the pair of footwear.

Also, Mets have their second consecutive 5-dinger game going on right now; a first in franchise history.

No, the balls are just like year. Nothing was changed.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:07 PM   #343
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Not to come off rude, but I prefer his 47 dingers over the pair of footwear.
I agree with you but it's really two different subjects.

"47 dingers" is a mark of him as a player. What he did and said for the 9/11 anniversary (still a tender topic over here) is a measure of him as a man.

One is baseball, which I love and admire. The other is humanity, which I am always looking for positive signs.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:14 PM   #344
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What a cluster**** of a game against the Rockies. A Met Evoking Disappointment flailing and missing four times with the tying run at second (once being kept alive by Kerwin Danley) was only the tip of the iceberg.

Nobody on this ****ing team can catch, or throw out a base runner. The Rockies stole FOUR … FOUR BASES in a single inning while not even trying all that hard. Syndergaard is a train wreck, but who isn't?

Worst of all, of course, is the Mets' raging retarded manager, sending career whiff Rene Rivera to bat down by one, with three on, and two outs. Is it any wonder they are 0-for-5 w/RISP? The booth winged some explanation that Concussed Callaway might have wanted to keep him and Syndergaard together. Yeah, that bloody ****ing didn't work, did it??

That stupid **** has to ****ing go.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:54 PM   #345
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What a cluster**** of a game against the Rockies. A Met Evoking Disappointment flailing and missing four times with the tying run at second (once being kept alive by Kerwin Danley) was only the tip of the iceberg.

Nobody on this ****ing team can catch, or throw out a base runner. The Rockies stole FOUR … FOUR BASES in a single inning while not even trying all that hard. Syndergaard is a train wreck, but who isn't?

Worst of all, of course, is the Mets' raging retarded manager, sending career whiff Rene Rivera to bat down by one, with three on, and two outs. Is it any wonder they are 0-for-5 w/RISP? The booth winged some explanation that Concussed Callaway might have wanted to keep him and Syndergaard together. Yeah, that bloody ****ing didn't work, did it??

That stupid **** has to ****ing go.
I guess it's a good thing the Mets won that game, or else you'd be really angry.
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I guess it's a good thing the Mets won that game, or else you'd be really angry.
Well, when I posted this it was still the seventh and they were trailing, which was enough reason for me railing.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:19 AM   #347
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Well, when I posted this it was still the seventh and they were trailing, which was enough reason for me railing.
Although you think the Mets pathetic, they have made you just a bit poetic.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:11 PM   #348
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Although you think the Mets pathetic, they have made you just a bit poetic.
That was intentional above, but I do at times write some lines. They're usually dark and dystopic, which is the result of too much watching Captain Mickey manage a borderline playoff team into the abyss.
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Headline: Looking at the Mets' path to the playoffs

The gist:

If the Mets go 7-0 the rest of the way, to earn a tie for the last wild card they need the Nationals to go 3-5 or the Brewers to go 2-4.

If the Mets go 6-1 the rest of the way, to earn a tie for the last wild card they need the Nationals to go 2-6 or the Brewers to go 1-5.

Given the Brewers’ bad opponents — and their 17-4 record in September, and their general excellence even after losing Christian Yelich to injury — a total collapse seems very unlikely.

That means the Mets’ best shot at the playoffs involves the Nationals — who have the second-worst bullpen ERA in the majors — falling apart. Plus the Mets wrecking the Marlins and Braves. Plus the Cubs not going on a similar run.

And if all that happens? The Mets and Nationals would play a one-game playoff (for the right to face the Brewers in the one-game wild-card playoff). By virtue of the Mets winning the season series, that hypothetical tiebreaker would be at Citi Field next Monday.

Chances are slim to none but look at it this way: That headline appeared on September 23 with only 7 games to go.
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Chances are zero. I wrote them off in May and was proven correct.
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Chances are zero. I wrote them off in May and was proven correct.
Yes, but you had to wait until late September to be proven correct. Don't get me wrong; there are definite problems with that ballclub which need to be addressed and one of them is named "Mickey."
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Yes, but you had to wait until late September to be proven correct. Don't get me wrong; there are definite problems with that ballclub which need to be addressed and one of them is named "Mickey."
That fish stinks from the top though. Would be nice if ownership would give a **** about the team. If they did, they wouldn't have hired a rodeo clown as GM and wouldn't have allowed the previous GM to hire a caricature of a successless hitman with the wit of a grumpy chimney sweep for a manager.

And the injuries…! The serial mismanagement of, and lying about, injuries. For as long as I'm watching the Mets have routinely sent players with some tweak or other out to play only to make the injury worse and require three months on the DL. This is with different managers, GMs, and medical staff. The only constant thing is the top of the fish. I guess the Wilpons aren't into paying players that can't play. So everybody has to play.

I don't know.

I hate the Wilpons.

I hate everything.
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I hate everything.
Now, now. There's always your beloved Raccoons just as I have my virtual Yankees, thanks to OOTPB.
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Now, now. There's always your beloved Raccoons just as I have my virtual Yankees, thanks to OOTPB.
Those Coonie Coons have already secured 88+ losses for the third straight year, so … yeah. Not much to love about them right now.

But - hey, hey! - Paul Sewald is a WINNER, baby! Picks up W in relief against the blighted Fish, after his previous 14 decisions in the majors had all been L's. Good boy!
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After the Brewers victory last night, the Mets were the last team eliminated from postseason contention in the National League. The playoffs are set, and it's time to fire Mickey Mouse Callaway and the braindead agent masquerading as a GM.

Wilpon$ won't do it though, they got what they always wanted: Meaningful September games. Good owners aim for meaningful OCTOBER games. The Wilpon$ will never be confused for good owners.
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After the Brewers victory last night, the Mets were the last team eliminated from postseason contention in the National League. The playoffs are set, and it's time to fire Mickey Mouse Callaway and the braindead agent masquerading as a GM.

Wilpon$ won't do it though, they got what they always wanted: Meaningful September games. Good owners aim for meaningful OCTOBER games. The Wilpon$ will never be confused for good owners.
I'm on dangerous ground here, I know. I am not a Mets fan, so I am only dimly aware of the various complaints against Callaway, Van Wagenen, and the Wilpons and I don't disagree with those complaints.

I merely want to say that, oddly enough, the Mets did attract my attention this season (partly due to following along in this thread); enough to prompt me to "flip the newspaper page" when finished reading about the Yankees to see what's going on with the Mets.

As a (mostly) disinterested bystander, I can offer this perspective in the form of a quote from one of those Mets articles: "They were happy about how they’d clawed back from 11 games under .500 in July to be eliminated only in game No. 158. They were disappointed the end came so fast."

In other words, I think you have a good team there. I only hope that they get the quality of management and ownership that they deserve.
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I commented somewhere else - www.faithandfearinflushing.com - what I think could have been:

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Man, if not for the mentioned atrocious defense, bullpen ablaze, and the dunderheaded manager each costing what felt like five wins over the course of the season, this might have been a 100-win team.
… "dunderheaded" being the adjective of choice at that site in lieu of the more vulgar terms that I use around my home.

The Mets need to get some **** in order. They have some very good players, but their idiot GM saddled them with Cano's contract and now you gotta play him. Now McNeil is out of position, so either McNeil or J.D. Davis end up in leftfield, where neither of them belongs. Or McNeil ends up even in right, and they play infielders on both corner outfield positions. That moves Conforto to center. Conforto is NOT a centerfielder. Just... NO.

Given that I don't think Lagares will (or should) be back, the Mets really need a CF first this winter. Conforto in right, *maybe* McNeil in left, and eat Davis' ****ty glove at third base with Frazier gone, too. Rosario is a black hole on defense, too, but apparently we're stuck with him.

Also get rid of the Gagnon-Bashlor-Flexen Brigade of sewage relief. Can all of them. Nobody needs them. Gagnon came this close to making a 10-0 blowout "interesting" again last night.

The rotation has deGrom, Syndergaard, Stroman, and Matzie. Let Wheeler go, he's overvalued anyway. Find a #5 in the $5m bin and don't overpay for Wheeler. Pay a good centerfielder. No, I don't know a spell that creates a good centerfielder, either.
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Alonso breaks Judge's rookie home run record. I don't mind that this guy did it.
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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETE!!!!!

Yes, I went absolutely bonkers when I watched this one.
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