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Can’t Criticize Murph

Daniel Murphy missed the first 2 games of the season to witness the birth of his first child and spend a couple of days on paternity leave. Yesterday he took a beating from Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton and Mike Francesa for doing it. All of them basically saying “you’re a professional so go do you […]



Outfield Dimensions Are Not The Problem

Metsblog posted a story this morning about alleged internal discussion within the Mets organization regarding changing the color of the outfield wall at CitiField to the same blue color that the outfield wall at Shea Stadium had. Though I’d like to see this as well as some adjustment of the outfield dimensions (though not as […]



Fred Wilpon Is An Ass

Fred Wilpon is an ass. When asked today if Omar Minaya will be the Mets GM next season Wilpon responded “Is the sun going to come up tomorrow?”. Oh, he’s not an ass for keeping Minaya as GM (or maybe he is, but that’s a different rant). It’s the way he answered the question. While […]



Changing Managers Now Won’t Help

As optimistic as I try to be I have to believe that the Mets season is over. I don’t think we need to wait and see what happens on this road trip to call it. We Mets fans certainly know how badly a team with a 7.5 game lead in August must play to lose […]



Enough Disection

The following short rant was too long for Twitter so I’ve transplanted it here: Omar Minaya said yesterday that Jerry Manuel and Howard Johnson are safe… for now. So today everyone and their grandmother is siding with or against Minaya’s opinion. A lot of people were surprised by this but I’m not. I mean, what […]



Mets Getting Ready To Play Likes It’s 2009

Mets camp is winding down and opening day just a few days away but I find myself without the optimism I usually have this time of year. Most years there something to get excited about. A fresh start, some hot new rookie, etc. But this year it seems as if the season will begin where […]



NFL Almost Right In Overtime Rules Changes

The NFL is talking about changing overtime rules to, among other things, allow each team to have at least one possession before sudden death. I applaud these changes. The idea that a team played well enough to take the game into OT but isn’t allowed the chance to win is outmoded and puts too much […]



About Yankees Fans

I got into a mild argument the other day with a relative who is a football Giants fan. The argument was centered a round a comment he made when I mentioned how upset I was on Sunday night when the Jets-Bills game went on so long that my DVR stopped recording before the game was […]



Reyes To Have Surgery; Minaya To Blame?

The sad state of the Mets play as well as their injury list lead me to go dormant for a while but I saw a story this morning that infuriated me so that I needed to come out of hiding and discuss. It appears that Jose Reyes, who’s been on the DL since May, will […]



St. Claire Bitter About Firing

Chico Harlan of the The Washington Post is reporting in his blog, Nationals Journal, that the Washington nationals have fire pitching coach Randy St. Claire. Harlan quoted St. Claire’s reaction to the firing as follows as follows: The pitching isn’t performing up to where it needs to be to win, and I think a lot […]