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Seven Hours Closer to Baseball

The Jets were disappointing and the Giants were heartbreaking.

And just like that, it’s forgotten.

Let’s Go Mets!

17 comments to Seven Hours Closer to Baseball

  • Anonymous

    Geaux Saints!

  • Anonymous

    And, before completely dusting football under the rug, farewell Tiki.

  • Anonymous

    It's not forgotten by me. Not until my blood pressure goes back down to normal. Friggin' Jets.

  • Anonymous

    When push came to shove, the G-men just wouldn't play hard for Tom Coughlin. Bye-bye Tom, get your crabby ass and your 5-minutes-early-is-late clock out of here.
    -sjg$

  • Anonymous

    The good news is that the Baseball Equinox is on Tuesday.

  • Anonymous

    i was gonna say.
    and spring training in 5wks.

  • Anonymous

    That's because football is still only an off-season sport to us baseball fans.
    And notice how little press coverage the Giants got compared to the Jets the week prior to the playoffs? Shows how much enthusiasm a mediocre football team with an 8-8 record generated. Still, it wasn't as bad as the Yankees getting all that media attention after being eliminated by Detroit (with rumors of Torre's departure and the tragic death of Corey Liddle).

  • Anonymous

    This is just too easy, but okay, here goes:
    AP, NEW YORK (Jan. 8) – Authorities were investigating the source of a mysterious gas-like odor Monday that wafted over a large part of Manhattan, prompting the evacuation of some building and the suspension of some rail service.
    If a bus full of stink leaves Boston at the conclusion of a 1 pm football game on Sunday, heading west-southwest, and another bus full of stink leaves Philadelphia at the conclusion of a 4 pm football game the same day, heading north-northeast, where and when will those two buses cross paths to create a stink with an approximate area of 100 city blocks?

  • Anonymous

    How in the hell does John Runyan not get penalized 15 yards and why the fook is he still in the game?
    Guess we know where the refs' money went…

  • Anonymous

    And, now, on Wednesday afternoon, we are merely minutes away from hearing whether Bobby Bonilla will be a first-ballot, Hall-of-Fame inductee.

  • Anonymous

    And now, two days after the Jets and Giants were eliminated from the NFL playoffs and the morning after Florida won the collegiate championship, the big talk is who will be elected to Cooperstown (and obviously, who won't). Don't recall the Giants, Jets or any collegiate football team stealing the headlines from the Mets two days after Carlos Beltan took that called third strike.

  • Anonymous

    You H of F class of 2007:
    San Diego Outfielder Tony Gwynn
    Baltimore Shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr.

  • Anonymous

    Bobby Bonilla received only two votes? This is an absolute OUTRAGE. I haven't been this beside myself since they dissed “Strawberry Letter 23″ in the Top 500 rankings.

  • Anonymous

    Those two definitely belong. Congrats to two classy people and two excellent players.
    Some thoughts on some of those who didn't make it in:
    Rich “Goose” Gossage (388 votes/71.2% of ballots) – the relief pitcher batters least wanted to face in his era. He's a Yankee (ugh), but he belongs in.
    Jim Rice (346/63.5%) and Andre Dawson (309/56.7%) – two very good players, but it's not called the Hall of Very Good.
    Bert Blyleven (260/47.7%) and Tommy John (125/22.9%) - points for longevity, but not quite good enough.
    Lee Smith (217/39.8%) – all time saves leader until a few months ago? I'd vote yes.
    Jack Morris (202/37.1%) – best Tigers pitcher of the 80's…but no.
    Mark McGwire (128/23.5%) – I'll shake my head in disbelief if he gets more than 30 percent next year. If he doesn't belong in the Hall this year, he doesn't belong next year, or ever, either. Keeping him out on the first ballot doesn't teah him a lesson either.
    Don Mattingly (54/9.9%) – I'm surprised Donnie Baseball never got close here.
    Dale Murphy (50/9.2%) – Most homers of any player in the 80's…but no.
    Orel Hershiser (24/4.4%), Bret Saberhagen (7/1.3%), Bobby Bonilla (2/0.4%) - Hey, these guys were ours! For a little while at least.
    Wally Joyner (0), Devon White (0), Bobby Witt (0) – I thought these three were all still on the Angels' roster.

  • Anonymous

    I'd vote yes for Gossage, who was one of the most outstanding relievers of his era, but no for Smith, who was consistently good but seldom outstanding. If you check Gossage's numbers, you'll see about a 10-year span where he was simply awesome. I'm talking 130 innings of relief work with an ERA much lower than the league average.

  • Anonymous

    I'd vote for the Goose, however, I never considered Cal Ripkin a hall of fame player – a very good shortstop, but not a standout. It's the streak that got him elected, nothing else.
    As far as MacGwire, the point has been raised that before he (assumingly) began sterroids, his home run production had been dwindling for years and before that time had not ammassed any stats that could have been considered hall of fame material.

  • Anonymous

    Bert, Bert and more Bert!! This is an OUTRAGE!!! And I'm getting mighty sick of it, too. Sick, sick, SICK!!!!!!
    (This tantrum brought to you by http://www.bertbelongs.com)