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We Never Did Like That Guy

Guillermo Mota: Bad guy. Threw at Piazza.

Guillermo Mota: Good guy. Got batters out for us.

Guillermo Mota: Gone guy. Suspended 50 games for violating MLB drug policy.

If he did anything wrong, obviously it took place either while he was still in the Indians organization or the moment he filed for free agency. The Guillermo Mota we embraced as our seventh-inning door-slammer wouldn't do anything tawdry. But that loser who took aim at our superstar? He must be a juicing jerk.

And the wheels of the bus go round and round.

11 comments to We Never Did Like That Guy

  • Anonymous

    At least he's saying all the right things, anyway…

    In a statement issued Wednesday, Mota took “full responsibility” and said he would accept the suspension, saying he hoped to learn from his mistakes.
    “I used extremely poor judgment and deserve to be held accountable,” Mota said in the statement. “To my teammates and the entire Mets organization, I am sorry. I truly regret what I did and hope that you can forgive me.”
    “To baseball fans everywhere, I understand that you are disappointed in me, and I don't blame you,” he added. “I feel terrible and I promise this is the first and last time that this will happen.”

  • Anonymous

    I think what's most irritating is that whatever he took apparently wore off just as he was facing Scott F$%^ng Spiezio.

  • Anonymous

    I never accepted him (let alone embraced him) from minute one. He kept attacking Mike, and then he ran away like a little girl's blouse when Mike confronted him. A bully AND a coward, go figure. And then they gave him Mike's locker. Disgusting.
    Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say.

  • Anonymous

    Whew…thank heavens for the fact that there's no contract left with this one…
    Just like when someone gives up near the end of a long line at the concession stands, every Mets' pitchers, move up one step, please.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it was very polite of him to pitch well and then get caught when it didn't particularly matter.
    Wow, him and Iriki. It's like having consecutive recent ex-girlfriends get arrested for assaulting a police officer or something — you haven't done anything wrong, but everybody's looking at you funny anyway. Well, actually it's nothing like that. But grade me on the curve — it's fricking November.

  • Anonymous

    What Laurie said!

  • Anonymous

    i always felt guilty as hell pulling for this guy in the playoffs. hope the Mets don't try and bring him back post-suspension…….

  • Anonymous

    He's scum. It pained me to see him in a Met uniform. I hope I don't have to lay eyes on that sight ever again. I prefer to pretend it never happened. Whatever Omar was thinking, I hope he's finally come to his senses.
    Sayonara, baby.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHA! I missed this comment somehow. Good one!!!

  • Anonymous

    See if you can spot the subtle difference in the headlines: Drug violation nets Mets pitcher Mota 50-game ban Free agent Mota gets 50-game suspension
    Let the distancing begin, people. Staff and fans alike.
    Hope Duaner is back to normal come springtime.