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When Your Luck Is Batting Zero

The Mets lost again, which of course you probably expected.

Jeff Francoeur hurt his thumb making that great catch Sunday, which can't possibly surprise you.

And now Johan Santana will miss his Tuesday start with elbow discomfort. Johan Santana's elbow was about the only thing that wasn't giving us discomfort in 2009.

Scratch that small favor.

8 comments to When Your Luck Is Batting Zero

  • Anonymous

    K-Rod, you're officially put on notice.

  • Anonymous

    I mean, fuck me. Just … fuck me.
    The way this is going, Two Boots will be hit by an asteroid. At this point it might be a relief.

  • Anonymous

    In Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors, Alan Alda's character says, “Comedy is tragedy plus time.”
    Well this horrible season has sputtered, skidded, and stumbled on long enough that I'm no longer upset or disappointed by anything that happens, and actually have to laugh at the absurdity of it all. This is definitely not a good season, but it will be memorable.

  • Anonymous

    They gotta turn your book into a movie. Except it'll be like one of those 1960s French movies, all sadness and existentialism, with subtitles. And, unlike “Fever Pitch,” there's no happy ending.
    Of course, you'll also never have to worry about a Mets title getting an horrendous asterisk put on it.

  • Anonymous

    This doesn't even phase me anymore. What took so long?

  • Anonymous

    Jeezus Aitch CHRIST! What next?

  • Anonymous

    Alda also said, “If it bends, it's funny, if it breaks (or in the Mets case strains, tears, or bruises) it's tragedy.”
    It's the friggin' Mets version of The Final Destination.

  • Anonymous

    Johan out for year. Putz mysteriously pulled from a rehab stint.
    Call me crazy, but are a majority of these injuries happening at Citi Field? Greg, you have a good memory, help me out.
    Regardless, this further proves my theory that Citi Field is a jinx. Since its announcement, this team has had nothing but ill will. Maybe hosting the all-star game is an awful idea…