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Repeat After Me

LET'S GO METS!

32 comments to Repeat After Me

  • Anonymous

    It's over. Phillies Magic Number will be 2 in just an hour or so.
    If this isn't a team that quit, I don't know what is. They need someone like Manny Ramirez. He'd fit in great with the rest of them.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it just hurts more when it's happening – but this is the most disappointing Met team in history.
    I can't even be angry anymore. It's just sad to see talent wasted like this.

  • Anonymous

    LET'S GO METS!

  • Anonymous

    Mets are done.

  • Anonymous

    Let's go Mets!

  • Anonymous

    Let's Go Mets

  • Anonymous

    At least the Mets know they have 2nd place. The wild card can't happen as the Pads will be 2 up at the end of this evening. The Mets need a 2 game winning streak and a 2 game losing streak by the Phils. Neither seems remotely possible. I expect the Mets to get swept by the Marlins this weekend. It would almost be disappointing if they weren't swept.

  • Anonymous

    I've got MLB.tv and in an effort to avoid the hell that is the game going on right now, I just saw Jay Payton his a base-clearing triple to tie the game against Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the 9th.
    That is something at least. Mets, follow suit. Now!

  • Anonymous

    Aw, fuck.
    I'm not even angry. I'm just really disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    Here's what I'm saying….
    Mex
    Mookie
    Nails
    Doc
    I have never wanted to see the spit and swagger of the 86 club as much as I do now.

  • Anonymous

    I want to send David, Carlos, Paul and Jose to an undisclosed secure location and push the plunger on this team myself. And right now, I'm not even sure about Jose.

  • Anonymous

    It's a death watch. Mets are in deep coma with vital signs ebbing.
    What do Fred and Jeff do this winter with the new yard a year away ?

  • Anonymous

    I knew that SNY and the Mets playing those “Your Post Season Has Come” ads was bad mojo.

  • Anonymous

    Jose has regressed so much.
    I think the Mets owe it to themselves to relieve Willie of his duties now. At the end of the day, he is responsible for this mess. The pitching stunk. But he has to be accountable.
    If Willie somehow survives, I am not sure I will be able to watch this team. Seeing his face with a Mets hat will make me retch.

  • Anonymous

    The first thing they do is FIRE WILLIE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Contracts or not, clean house from top to bottom in the pitching staff. Rick Peterson and his Start there, then worry about how to sell those damned Citifield seats.

  • Anonymous

    Also make Jose Reyes watch Major League twice a day, every day, all winter, in between his winter session in Venezuela or wherever else he better play to rediscover his stroke.

  • Anonymous

    And let's not forget the Card-Playing Coach.

  • Anonymous

    I was a big fan of Omar his first 2 seasons. Picking up Castillo and Anderson were quality moves this July. After last season, kissing off Bradford and Oliver, trading Bannister, I'm not sure he helped the team. You can't blame Omar's moves on Willie.
    Willie doesn't hit and run, wore out the bullpen and let the young players manage themselves. You can't blame that on Omar.
    Mets solve only one of two problems by firing one of them.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Joan Payson's great-grandchildren can buy the team back.

  • Anonymous

    I don't know that I'll watch the post season this year. Hockey is hard upon us.
    I'll watch some Caribbean winter league. Time Warner gave me the Spanish tier for 5c a month and they carry ESPN Deportes which has had rights last couple seasons.

  • Anonymous

    Her daughter Lorinda was no great owner.

  • Anonymous

    Willie doesn't have a clue. And he never will. Omar has far more acumen at his position than Willie. Besides, any manager who presides over a collapse this historical needs to go. I don't think they should let him finish the season.
    Too many mistakes are being made by too good a team to simply say the players are screwing up. Reyes has forgotten how to hit. Wright has forgotten how to field/throw. The pitchers can't find the strike zone. When the mental errors are this prevalent, the manager needs to be held accountable.

  • Anonymous

    How about Donald Trump ? We'll have our very own Steingrabber !

  • Anonymous

    I hate this fucking team.
    Not because of the pain I'm in right now, or because they broke my heart. The '06 team broke my heart and I'll love them until the day I die. I hate this team because they they play like they're punching a goddamned clock. Because with the season on the line Delgado is dogging it on the bases. Because they keep talking about how boring it is to be so talented. Because they have a ridiculous, unearned sense of entitlement. Because they don't play with clear eyes or full hearts.
    I hate this team because they are the Yankees.
    I was double-watching tonight, Phillies on TV, Mets on the computer. The Phillies played with grit and fire and passion. They played baseball hungry and fast. The Phillies ARE the team to beat in the NL East. They deserve it. We don't.
    I put a lot of the blame on Willie. His sense that these guys are professionals who'll motivate themselves paid off last year. But when this lackadaisical attitude starts to blossom, it's the manager's job to nip it in the bud. Somebody doesn't run out a grounder? Yank him. Pinch runner. If you are not fired with enthusiasm you will be fired with enthusiasm. But Willie's not that kind of manager… he's the kind of manager who prefers not to do anything. That's his strategy. Do nothing, everything will be fine. It's the same way he manages games — don't hit and run, don't double switch, don't pinch hit, let's
    just see what happens. We Are Winners. Everything Will Be Fine. A manager has very little tangible impact on the game, but the most important thing he does is define the atmosphere of a team. Willie could clearly see this new attitude of “It's all good, pass the bong, man” and he did nothing about it. Because, frankly, I think he's too shy to lay down the law. He has too much “respect” for “his guys.”
    Give me the '96 Mets. Give me Edgardo Alphonso coming out of nowhere to make the allstar team, Hundley smashing homers from both sides of the plate, Mark Clark resurrecting his career and fourth place finish for the team. Give me Tim Bogar coming in spikes-up to break up the double play and Bernard Gilkey colliding with the left field wall. Fuck all the “winners” on this team. Give me my losers back. They worked harder.
    We could still turn it around. I hope we do. But even if we win the next 13 games straight and become the world champs, I will always look back on '2006 as the year the Mets turned into the Yankees. And I'll always remember this humiliating defeat as the game that forced me to face what, deep down, I already knew.
    There's always next year.

  • Anonymous

    That's the point. The great-grandchildren could not do worse than she did– or Willie has.

  • Anonymous

    LET'S GO METS!!
    We've come too far to give up now.

  • Anonymous

    bradford and oliver have both stunk it up this season. bannister–too bad. no GM is perfect.

  • Anonymous

    “I hate this team because they are the Yankees. ”
    Well on behalf of every Met fan I know – let me say a collective “I wish this team was the Yankees”. I'm not even speaking of the absurd number of championships & the rest of the most storied franchise stuff, I'm talking about the 2007 Yankees who picked themselves off the mat after being ripped by everyone for starting 21-29, got their shit together, brought up SOME MORE ROOKIES from THEIR FARM & played their asses off for the rest of the season & now find themselves in the playoffs yet again!!! So when you say the Mets have turned into he Yankees – I have to wonder exactly which Met team you are watching & which Yankee team you are obviously not.

  • Anonymous

    That's what I mean. As the Mets have become the Yankees, the Yankees have become what the Mets were supposed to be. I couldn't agree more, and I have been watching the Yankees recently.
    I meant the eternal Yankees, not the ones this year. I meant “Yankees” as code for “everything I hate in baseball and the world.”

  • Anonymous

    Willie doesn't have a clue. And he never will. Omar has far more acumen at his position than Willie. Besides, any manager who presides over a collapse this historical needs to go. I don't think they should let him finish the season.
    Too many mistakes are being made by too good a team to simply say the players are screwing up. Reyes has forgotten how to hit. Wright has forgotten how to field/throw. The pitchers can't find the strike zone. When the mental errors are this prevalent, the manager needs to be held accountable.

  • Anonymous

    Lets Go Mets……and take Notre Dame with you.