“You’ve got to ask them. I have my own opinion, but I’m not going to express it publicly…. I’m not inside their heads”.
Terry Collins when asked last night if the team has quit after the 16-1 rout by the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies.
I think that if perception equals truth then the answer is yes this team has checked out.
I think It is time for us to start singing the chorus to the Dropkick Murphy’s song ” Going Out In Style” – but with a few changes in the lyrics.
“You may bury me with an enemy in Mount Calvary
You can stack me on a pyre and soak me down with whiskey
Roast me to a blackened crisp and throw me in a pile
I could really give a s%$t – I’m going out in style
You can take my urn to Citi Field spread my ashes all about
Or you can bring me down to Flushing Bay
And dump the sucker out
Burn me to a rotten crisp and toast me for a while
I could really give a s%^t – I’m going out in style”
Going out in style indeed (sarcasm in case you didn’t know) !!!
And with that said….. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Original Mets Director of Public Relations, Tom Meany would have been 109 today (1903) .
Outfielder from the ’92 season, D. J. Dozier is 47 (1965). He is best know for making one of the best catches in baseball history when he was a minor leaguer, he ran through the outfield wall. It is now a staple in baseball highlight reel programs.
Reserve infielder from the ’10 season, Joaquin Arias is 28 (1984).
The New York Mets sold the contract of starting pitcher, Dock Ellis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 21, 1979. Ellis – who was once one of the premier pitchers of the early ’70′s ( he also admitted to pitching a no hitter while high on L.S.D), but he was way beyond washed up by the time he became a Met in ’79.
Mo Vaughn didn’t bother watching last night’s game – he was seen eating his way through the buffet at the aptly named ” Champion’s Club” on the field level. There was much carnage !!!