If you like balls, you loved tonight’s Mets-Yankees game, which the Yankees won 4-2.Â The first batter of the game, Derek Jeter, hit a ball off the wall.Â After that, Met pitchers threw mostly balls.Â Met pitchers issued 11 bases on balls.Â Met pitchers threw a total of 172 pitches, 92 of which were balls.Â That’s 53% balls.Â No Met pitcher threw more strikes than balls.Â Balls balls BALLS!Â Met pitchers showed a lot of balls, but not the right kind of balls.
The kind of balls the Mets should’ve displayed are more like those of Tommy DeVito from Goodfellas: “You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little (messed) up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to (freakin’) amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?”
That’s what they should’ve said to the Yankees.Â But they didn’t.Â They just threw balls around like they didn’t have a care in the world.Â They even threw 4 balls to Mariano Rivera, walking him with the bases loaded to give him his 1st career RBI.Â “Hey Yankees, you want some balls?Â Here you go, have some balls,” said the Mets.Â In throwing their balls around so indifferently, the Mets showed they don’t really have any balls at all.
In other news, on the night Rivera recorded the 1st RBI of his career he also recorded the 500th save of his career.Â Congratulations to Rivera on this outstanding achievement in the field of excellence.
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