What's That In My Mouth?
Ok, that title seems like it could go in a number of directions. Some disgusting. Some not, but mostly disgusting. However, for those of you who guessed right, it is puke. Baseball Prospectus has their pre-season predictions out and one thing especially stuck out for me.
AL Cy Young
1. Johan Santana
2. Rich Harden
3. Roy Halladay
4. Scott Kazmir
5. Felix Hernandez
6. Josh Beckett
7. Dan Haren
8. Randy Johnson
9. Francisco Rodriguez
0. Jeremy Bonderman
11. Cliff Lee
That's right. Scott Kazmir is ranked fourth for Cy Young. I do realize this means nothing other than some of peole think he is good, but it still is just crazy to read. As for the Mets, Pedro is in the top five and a Zambrano makes the list, just not ours.
Even more crazy is the fact that out of the twelve author's ballots, six of them had a New York team going to the World Series and one of them actually picked a New York team to win. One thing though, not one person picked the Yankees. Simply unreal for the Mets to be getting that much love. It is a strange thing to see, but I like it. Six of the twelve author's picked the A's to win and eleven out of twelve picked an AL team to win it all. Ladies and gentleman, parity has left the building.
Oh, then there is a little matter of the MVP award. People laughed when I said David Wright for MVP, but screw you guys, I'm taking my ball and going home. Apparently a lot of people are riding the David Wright for MVP bandwagon and three Mets make an appearance in the top seven. Again, it means nothing except for the fact that people like these guys, but still great to see.
1) Albert Pujols
2) David Wright
3) Carlos Delgado
4) Andruw Jones
5) Barry Bonds
6) Chase Utley
7) Carlos Beltran
Is anyone else giddy like a school girl baseball is back? I was a bit sad to see the winter and the snow go away because the snowboard had to get shelved, but it is finally setting in. The nice weather is almost here and opening day was amazing. Holy shit, some Met baseball is here and the best Mets team since 1988 will be taking the field. It should be a good year for the real New York team.
I know a way to work out the whole Sandman Bullshit. Rivera and Wagner will stand 20ft apart and throw fastballs at ach other until one calls uncle. OK, I'll draw the names out of the hat...Wagner wins so he throws first.
Sounds fair to me.
Sounds fair to me too.
Mike and the Mad Dog = brain power of a cucumber
Mariano Rivera = good guy
"If the guy feels comfortable using the song, then let him be. I know Billy. He's a great guy. He has all my respect....To all the people that are fighting over this, I appreciate the loyalty."
I cannot believe this is still being written about. I even told myself I was going to ignore it, but I liked Mo's quote.
I hope Benson dumps the bitch in Camden, naked with a sign around her neck that says something bad about Camden Mutha's!
For those of you not familiar with New Jersey, we have tomatoes, the Statue of Liberty, and the most dangerous city in America. Camden, New Jersey beats out hot vacation spots like Detroit and Compton. That is certainly something to hang your hat on at the end of the day.
"So the guy has a hitting streak going, you're supposed to pitch him like the game's on the line? No," La Russa said. "You play the game straight. If that game is 2-1 there, we'd still challenge him, because if you walk him, he steals second. Seven times out of 10 he's going to hit the ball at somebody and make an out. So you take your chances.
"The thought did occur to me, I didn't want to break this (Rollins) thing up without appearing to compete. And a walk would have been the worst thing to do in that situation. But that was secondary to the game, which dictated that we challenge him.
"We sent the right message."
Umm, up by like ten and a 3-0 count? You throw a fucking strike. The guy has a hit streak so you operate differently? You make them hit the ball to get the game over. I give players and managers a lot of credit for dealing with some of these dense people day after day.
"I guarantee you. I'm gonna go right field," Floyd said, specifying the direction of his blast.
Unless Lost finishes up the season strong, she's out.