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Oct
21

The death of Shea

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Check it out. WCBS 880 AM has a gallery of Shea Stadium destruction pictures. While the new Yankee Stadium now has grass, Shea no longer has seats. Objectively, I’ve always enjoyed pictures like this, and I have no emotional attachment to the Mets or Shea. When, however, the crews start tearing down Yankee Stadium, the photos will be bittersweet indeed.

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I know Wang was scheduled to pitch, and I know I saw the big Taiwanese man tossing from the mound. Why is it, then, that his pitching line looks absurdly abnormal?

8.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, 13-3 GB/FB

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Jun
16

Jose Reyes 2, Yanks 0

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What can I say about last night’s game?

Some good defense by the Mets and bad baserunning by the Yanks cost them their best shot at scoring, and Oliver Perez, a good pitcher, shut them down. It happens. I’ll take 9 wins out of 10 games every day. I ain’t complaining about that one.

The Good: Roger Clemens. 6.1 innings, 2 ER and 8 Ks against a good offensive team. Luis Vizcaino has thrown 4 scoreless innings in a row. That’s his second highest scoreless inning streak this season. I feel like a celebration is in order.

The Bad: Boston wins. Detroit wins. Yanks leave 5 runners in scoring position with two outs.

But, hey, we’ve got another one today. Let’s win it.

By the way, Randy Johnson is on the DL. For the second time this year. I still don’t miss him.

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Way to shoot for the stars!

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May
19

Indefensible defense

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Johnny Damon dropped a ball over the wall for a two-run home run. Capping off a three-error day, Robinson Cano threw a ball off of his own leg. While only one of the Mets’ ten runs was unearned, teams that play such a sloppy defense aren’t going to win games. I wonder if someone other than Jorge Posada will step up to lead this team. I wonder if Joe Torre has ever heard of a late-inning defensive replacement. Why else is Miguel Cairo on this team?

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