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Now We're Mischtified

Ollie Perez is out for the season in deference to right knee surgery. One would like to believe it was patellar tendinosis that caused Ollie to be so godawful almost every start this year, and that when they address his tendon issues, he'll be on the road to reverting to the Ollie who was unhittable often in 2007 and occasionally in 2008. They may want to install a strike zone detector somewhere deep within his being while they're poking around.

The Mets' next five starts are scheduled to be taken by Kevin Kobel, Ray Burris, Juan Berenguer, Dock Ellis and Tom Hausman…sorry, those are the five pitchers who started five consecutive games for the Mets in September 1979, and to be fair, there was a doubleheader mixed in there. Otherwise we might have seen Craig Swan or Pete Falcone.

Either of whom would be at least a No. 2 in the current rotation.

The Mets' next five starts in real life are scheduled to be taken by Mike Pelfrey, Tim Redding, Pat Misch, Bobby Parnell and Nelson Figueroa, though Jerry Manuel told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts that if he has to use Misch in relief to win a game tonight or tomorrow (because using Pat Misch is such an ironclad guarantee of success), he'll go with Lance Broadway on Friday.

Stephanie asked me if Lance Broadway was actually somebody's porn name.

6 comments to Now We're Mischtified

  • Anonymous

    That's who we traded Ramon Castro for?

  • Anonymous

    just wondering why we know these Doctors by name? Dr. Alcheck, Dr. Andrews… these are household names now. The friggin Hospital for Special Surgery sponsors our damn team.

  • Anonymous

    The way this year is going, we'll soon become acquainted with Dr. Kevorkian.

  • Anonymous

    Meet the Misch, meet the Misch, will he do the job? You wish!
    Some men see their teams as they are, and say, “Why?” Met fans see their team as they are, and say, “Because.”

  • Anonymous

    Rochus Misch was Hitler's radio operator in the Fuhrerbunker in April-May 1945 and is its only remaining surviving occupant.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes!! That's a true fact. Who knew??