Here we are just days away from the inevitable. Yes I am talking about the Mets pipe-dream of making it to the playoffs. No Matter what line Jerry Manuel gives us about there being one big run left in this team, just realize he is toeing the company line. We know what they know but are afraid to admit - IT'S OVER !!!
So I now give you songs that best fit the 2010 season."Promises, Promises" by Naked Eyes
. It best describes the Omar Minaya , Dave Howard and Jeff Wilpon appearance on Mike Francesa's show last October."( We're ) On The Road To Nowhere"
by The Talking Heads
. Kinda sums up this team since the All Star Break.
"End Of The Innocence" by Don Henley
. That was how we all felt when the July 31st trade deadline came and went with no trades made.
Diamonds and Rust ( Judas Priest version
) - It's kind of fitting for center-fielder Carlos Beltran
. Do us a favor Carlos - swallow your pride and play right field !
"Fade To Black" By Metallica
"The End" & "When The Music's Over" by The Doors
"Can't Find My Way Back Home" by Blind Faith
"No Time This Time" by The Police
You might ask what do these songs have to do with the Mets? Well I feel that these songs best sum up the last month of the season, but I think Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
with it's title alone pretty much encompasses how us Mets Fans feel.Oh and by the way, lets not forget Fred Wilpon's favorite song of late - "Tomorrow" from the Broadway musical "Annie " " Even Hall & Oates are embarrassed to be linked to the Mets !"
And with that said ... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Celebrating Birthdays today are:Former coach from the '77 team Tom Burgess is 83 (1927).One time highly touted Mets pitching prospect, Dave West is 46 (1964) . He found success after being traded to the Twins in the Frank Viola deal.
Reliever from the '96 team,Derek Wallace is 39 (1971).The currently over-matched Ruben Tejada turns 21 today(1989) . Lets leave the kid alone - he has plays great defense - he just has to learn how to hit on the big league level.
New York Mets traded reserve outfielder,Rod Gaspar to the San Diego Padres for reliever,Ron Herbel on September 1, 1970.New York Mets traded minor league pitcher,Kyle Kessel to the Detroit Tigers for journey man pitcher,C. J. Nitkowski on September 1, 2001.New York Mets signed Cuban defector and free agent, Alay Soler on September 1, 2004. How do you say major league bust in Spanish?And you know the old saying that it's not over until the fat lady sings? Well Mo Vaughn has been spotted recently wearing a blonde wig and a pink tutu singing " Who Let The Dogs Out" ! I take that as a bad omen !