Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I’m a schizophrenic.
And so am I !
As of late I have been very confused about this Mets team. Are they the team that went on that six game winning streak last month or are they the team that at times looks like they can’t get out of their own way ?
In the last ten games, the Mets have won six games while losing four. The only team in the National League East that has a better record during that stretch is the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets currently are just two games under .500 – tied for last place with the Washington Nationals. The have lost their best run producer ( Ike Davis), as well as their best pitcher ( Chris Young), but for some reason this team has yet to wave the white flag and admit defeat. Yes the Astros are not a good team, but there is no argument that the Rockies are a better team than the Mets.
This team is down right schizophrenic in my opinion, but that is the case with mediocre teams. They at times can wow you by playing up to the level of the league’s best teams, and then be blown out the next day.
I have said this earlier in the season and I stick by my prediction- the Mets will be a slightly above .500 team when the dust settles. The will put up a valiant fight for the Wild Card – yet falter in the end.
I just don’t see this team going quietly into the night – Schizo’s never go quietly !!!
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes :
Mets middle reliever from the ’84 season, Dick Tidrow is 64 (1947) .
Mets coach from ’92-’93, Dave LaRoche is 63 (1948) .
Middle reliever from the ’97 season, Takashi Kashiwada is 40 (1971) . Does anyone remember him because I sure as hell don’t !
Starting pitcher from the ’07 campaign, Brian Lawrence is 35 (1976) . In six game starts with the Mets that season, Brian had a record of 1-2 with a .R.A of 6.83. It is no wonder the Mets collapsed down the stretch !
The New York Mets purchased the contract of back up catcher, Jerry May from the Kansas City Royals on May 14, 1973.
The New York Mets signed free agent reserve outfielder, Ced Landrum on May 14, 1993.
Mo Vaughn was arrested when he tried to hijack the prop train at Minute Maid Park. He said that he wanted one of those big oranges and felt that the train was the best way to transport it !!