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Oh Good God

22 comments to Oh Good God

  • Anonymous

    Rollins may have been right, dude.
    The Phillies might just be the better team.
    I concede nothing, mind you.
    But if you think about it…

  • Anonymous

    75% or something…. 75%
    p.s. randolph sucks

  • Anonymous

    I feel like vomiting…a little melodramatic, but the closest I've felt to “strike three call!” since – well, you know….
    have we hit bottom yet? please?

  • Anonymous

    I've been saying this too many times recently: there are no words.
    Actually, there's one: done. No, I'm not saying the Mets are done — somehow they're still in the lead in this thing. But I'm done believing that this is a team capable of Getting It Done when it counts. I'm done thinking that the next win is the one that turns it all around. I'm done convincing myself that this is the at-bat that Jose Reyes finally comes back. I'm done talking myself into thinking that [insert any reliever] is gonna take care of business. I'm done with tension, because there's no tension when you're 100% certain the other shoe is going to drop.
    I will NOT be one of those “I hate this team” people. I refuse to be. I'm a Mets fan, now and forever, and this team is not one to be hated. Eternally disappointed in, sure, but not hated. I'm also not gonna jump off the bridge yet, not while they are mathematically still alive.
    I'll close with some saying about momentum and starting pitchers. Petey, it's all yours. I may be done, but that doesn't mean you guys have to be.

  • Anonymous

    F Jimmy Rollins. His quote was the Phillies were the team to beat. That's still wrong. The Mets have been the team to beat all season. Unfortunately, they're getting beaten.

  • Anonymous

    My big regret is letting the little guy stay up to watch this suckitude.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly it's still wrong because the Mets are holding that 1.5 game lead.
    It's easy to diss Jimmy Rollins when your team features the 3rd (maybe 4th) best SS in the NL East as ours does at the moment.
    Just sayin'.
    Rollins continues to back up his big talk.

  • Anonymous

    Rollins is this league's MVP. Certainly this division's.

  • Anonymous

    Back stiffness. Shoulder blade discomfort. His alpaca was pregnant. Nice timing.

  • Anonymous

    I'm gonna say the same thing I was saying in April…
    I WANT MY BULLPEN BACK!!!! >:-(

  • Anonymous

    But much like Castillo, I say I'd rather see them sit for a game or two now than sit all through October.
    If there is an October, of course. And there's 38 other guys on this team who should be able to make that happen while two essential cogs are resting their sore whatevers.

  • Anonymous

    Unless Wagner was in traction, he had no excuse, that is unless Randolph pulled a Willie and just didn't think a 3 run lead warranted bringing him in — save him for the 5 run leads.
    If Wagner was too hurt to pitch, then he has no heart.
    And when did Wright stop fielding competently?
    This team looks so bad.
    The only thing I can think of is how bad the Cards were last year pre-playoffs. The difference is that the Cards might have had a serviceable bullpen. The Mets have no such thing.
    Isiah has competition for biggest coaching dolt in NYC.

  • Anonymous

    Look at the names we're throwing around here, though! UGH! How the **** did it come to this?!

  • Anonymous

    The Mets should trade Paul Lo Duca and Marlon Anderson.
    They deserve a chance to play for a contender.

  • Anonymous

    If Wagner was too hurt to pitch, then he has no heart.
    And yet when pitchers go out there when they're hurting, and consequently pitch badly, Met fans (and Mets) turn around and call them selfish and stupid for hurting the team by not admitting to being hurt and sitting down.
    Make up your minds, people. You can't have it both ways.

  • Anonymous

    Have you ever had back spasms? It's impossible to move, let alone pitch.

  • Anonymous

    If it was so severe, then Randolph really screwed up by blowing it with Heilmann so early. Sosa was a failed closer in Atlanta. He has been a mixed-bag at best in the NYM bullpen. If Wagner was unavailable, Heilmann was the CLEAR CHOICE.

  • Anonymous

    Reyes Ordonez is completely useless – his inability to even make contact with bases loaded no out is inexcusable, especially chasing balls out of the zone when the pitcher had to throw strikes. . . Carlos McReynolds only got that hit in the 9th since the pressure was already relieved by Anderson . . . Mint-cave-itch used to tease D-Wright that if David's throwing did not improve, Minty would lose his job since they'd have to move D-Wright to 1B – it's no joke anymore, his tap tap tap throwing miscues are tiresome . . . and truth be told, Gomez really had no business trying to cross over on a ball hit in front of him . . .and last, but not least, Tommy Boy Glavine really ought to know enough to make someone other than Cabrera beat you . . . just more of the same bad baseball all around . . .with Willie is sounding more and more like Clueless Art Howe

  • Anonymous

    If Wagner was going to make himself unavailable, those were the options. Sosa after the ninth was not. Might as well have made a trade to get Kim from across the field. It was a Bob Brenly move using him for a second inning.
    Good point.
    So what is the point of having Humber up if you're never, ever, going to use him?
    Not to start for Brian Lawrence? Not to relieve in lieu of Guillermo Mota (who was fine tonight, granted)?
    Don't know.

  • Anonymous

    The Phillies Magic Number is now 11

  • Anonymous

    I got called away from the game shortly after Marlon Anderson's heroics. As far as I'm concerned, we won…because that's what you do when your key pinch hitter cracks a 3-run triple to give you a nice lead in the top of the 9th.