“You should pull a Bobby O and unload on Niese. He lost that game because he is lazy, immature and uninterested in his craft.”
—Jason Fry, e-mail to his blogging partner, seven minutes after final pitch
In recognition of Tuesday night’s Mets License Plate Holder giveaway, clearly the highlight of the pancake-flat 4-2 loss  with which the Mets opened their August home schedule (today is 8/8; Mets haven’t won at Citi Field since 7/7), the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has issued the following series of commemorative vanity plates.
A DMV spokesperson added, “Yeah, that was a pretty pathetic performance, but what did you expect? It wasn’t like they were facing Wade LeBlanc and five Marlin relievers.”