It's Friday, It's Raining, The Mets Bullpen Sucks
In the spirit of marketing and creating some renewed interest in America's pastime, I suggest that MLB take some notes from the widely popular Survivor and American Idol tv shows. The idea would be to make every team their own TV show for the most part. Major League Baseball is always trying to find away to boost TV ratings and fan interest so why not? It could be Survivor: Mets Edition. At maybe three or four points during the season the fans get to vote a player off the team. Why should I be forced to see the likes of John Franco or Mike Stanton blow anymore games that I pay good money to go see or take time out of my day to watch my favorite team? Of course there has to be rules, you can't just vote people off willy nilly. Players would have to qualify for being voted off by batting under .200 for an entire month, giving up three run homers to Endy Chavez on the first pitch, being named John Franco, etc. You get the picture. Then after the certain players qualify they actually have to go to the equivalent of tribal council and plead to the fans why their suckass loser selves should not be voted off. But what about the open roster spot you ask? Easy, you fill it with another team's cast offs. After all, one man's trash is another man's treasure and the Mets certainly have a few people that would qualify as trash. Fans would undoubtedly have an increased interest in the games now that they may actually be able to make some difference in the personnel. There are small humps to get over like salary, but who cares. I mean, Franco getting paid to be as bad as he is should be crime. Sadly enough, the Mets will be stuck with John Franco until the end of this year and Stanton through 2005.
David Wright got his first Major League hit and picked up two hits yesterday.
Kaz going 3 for 4.
Glavine going seven innings and giving up only one run.
Only getting one run with bases loaded and one out in the fifth.
Orber giving up a run in the ninth allowing them to pad their lead.
John Franco giving up two runs in the eighth.
Kaz getting a leadoff triple and not scoring with the middle of the order coming up.
The Mets wasting another gem from Tom Glavine.