Hey Fred, Jeff, Omar ! Do you hear that sound? That whooshing sound that sounds remarkably like a toilet flushing ? Well that is the sound of the Mets season quietly whirling into obscurity. There is no denial here, hell even Fred Wilpon realized it before last nights debacle against the Phillies when he refused to even talk to reporters. When broached by reporters about the state of the Mets his answer was ” Nope I have to go to the Universty of Michigan” (he hosted a alumni event during last nights game). Great way to show that you are listening to the loud voices of a pained and frustrated fan base Fred. This is the time that we need to hear from ownership ! We need somebody to admit some kind of accountability !! We don’t get that from Jerry Manuel – he’s too bust yukking it up during his post game press conferences ! But even in a brief moment Jerry became both sober and somber. Manuel conceded that it is getting late very quickly, and it’s no wonder why when the Mets finished 0-5 with runners in scoring position. This is after going 0-6 in such situations on Saturday night.The Mets hit a beyond pitiful .088 (3-34) with runners in scoring position over this past home stand. That is unacceptable ! Where is our offense? How can David Wright be mired in the worst slump in his career? He has not one r.b.i this month ! I know that hindsight is 50/50 but lets face it we all should have realized that Carlos Beltran wasn’t at full capacity to come back to help this team. And lets face it , with the exception of R.A Dickey’s one hitter among the strong starts by Johan, Big Pelf and Jonathan Niese, the month of August has been a living hell ! I think it’s time to eliminate some dead wood. So Frenchy and Slappy don’t want to be here anymore unless they are playing every day ? RELEASE THEIR ASSES! Frankie Rodriguez gets into a physical altercation with his common law wife’s father – sending him to the hospital ? CUT HIM LIKE YOU DID VINCE COLEMAN !! Fred had the stomach to do that back in the early ’90′s why not today? I can give you about eighteen million reasons why, but come on Fred what ever happened to principle and common decency !!!All I know is that for the second straight year the Mets have become after thoughts before “meaningful games in September could occur. And I know there are a faction of fans that will argue that we aren’t out of it until we are eliminated. I used to be a member of that faction, but you know what when this team plays like it doesn’t give a damn – it makes it hard to believe that that they will summon up enough intestinal fortitude to make one last ditch effort to save the season. We all know it isn’t going to happen.
” Time to break out the rally bags folks !!!”
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Celebrating Birthdays today are :
Original Mets outfielder,Gene Woodling , would have been 88 today (1922) .
One time top Mets prospect who became a capable journeyman first baseman,Mike Jorgensen is 62(1948) .
The best non union pitcher we have ever had, Rick Reed is 46 (1964) . It’s funny how Reed never got all the respect that he deserved – just because he crossed the picket line in ’94. He pitched his heart out for the Mets and we all know that he deserved to be treated alot better than he was.
Outfielder from the ’99 season and again from ’02-’03, Roger Cedeño is 36 (1974) . He was one of the biggest surprises of the’99 team but by the time he came back to the Mets in ’02 he was the shell of his former self.
New York Mets sold pitcher,Gerry Arrigo to the Cincinnati Reds on August 16, 1966.
I can’t believe that it’s been eleven years since the Mets signed José Reyes as a free agent on August 16, 1999.
New York Mets traded reserve outfielder, Mark Little to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitching prospect,P.J. Bevis on August 16, 2002.
And Mo Vaughn is only hanging around Citi Field for the Shake Shack and the Rums of Puerto Rico kiosk .