Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Good, the bad and the Ugly

I was going to post this last night, figuring the Mets would lose to the Braves. Lo and behold, the Mets scored a record high 8 runs in one inning and won the game. It was great. But, the Good, the Bad and the Great just didn't work. So I didn't post. 24 hours later the Mets haven't disappointed me. They are losing to the Braves 14-2 right now. So, here it is...the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good
A package from Joe at i am the average joe. He contacted me out of the blue a week ago and sent me a link to the cake he made for opening day. It was a reference to the cake my wife made me for my birthday. Anyway, Joe buzz sawed my 2008 U&H & Series wants to a sliver of the cards I needed. Joe's a Met fan so I'm sure he's feeling as bad as I do about the Mets season. Joe I have a package on the way. Many thanks...

The Bad
The NY Mets Line-Up
Gary Sheffield
Jeff Francoeur
Omir Santos
Anderson Hernandez

This is not a Major League line-up. They are pieces to a team, bench players, AAA-players and trade fillers (I'm looking at you Anderson.
I really like D. Murphy at first, but he has to be surrounded by a strong team with good defensive skills. Francoeur has always impressed me with his arm in right field. I always thought the Braves should fire a cannon shot when he throws, now the Mets should do it. It would upset the runner coming into homeplate.
As for the rest of the team. If they aren't around next year, I won't miss'em. Tatis is 1-30 with two outs and runners in scoring position. Come on. Sheffield needs to be a DH in the AL or in old folks home. Don't get me started on Castillo or Pagan. Santos is a back up catcher.

The Ugly
Braves and Mets August 19th
15-2, final

1 comment:

Dinged Corners said...

We totally agree.

Regarding the Mets, have you passed being frustrated and entered the realm of acceptance? What a season.