Eighteen Years In the Making
We all knew it was just a matter of time before the Mets would clinch their division. It was inevitable that they would wrap it up pretty easily and cruise to their first divisional crown since 1988. However, what I didn't expect his how fucking swell it would feel. Everyone knew it was coming, but you just couldn't kick the dog this morning. This morning you refrained from giving the guy who cut you off the finger and waved hello instead this morning. You just had to help your mugger mug someone else so he could have a really good day.
The Mets are the NL East Champions and they have an 11.5 lead over the Cardinals for homefield advantage. Could life get any better in Queens? I'm almost disappointed we will not be treated to exciting baseball down the stretch, but there will be plenty of time in the playoffs for that. Right now, Pedro just needs to get in shape so he can reclaim his #2 starter status behind the incomparable Steve Trachsel, who is the clear ace of the staff after last night's tremendous pitching effort.
Some of my favorite pics from last night...
No caption necessary.
Wright smoking a stoagie.
I think I can see his nipples.
Jeez guys, get a fucking room and for god's sake, use protection.
After watching Soriano make several athletic plays against his team, one National League general manager says he now envisions Soriano becoming above-average in left.
The Cubs view Soriano as an option in center. The Orioles envision him hitting 50 homers at Camden Yards. The Giants could sign him as an immediate or future replacement for Barry Bonds.
Kazmir made 41 throws Monday in his first session of playing catch in 10 days.
"He felt so good that he felt that he doesn't have to pitch to prove to himself he's going to be fine next spring," Maddon said.
Kazmir hadn't thrown a ball since Sept. 8 when the All-Star left-hander felt discomfort in his ailing left shoulder. He stopped that session after nine throws.
"Everything felt perfect," Kazmir said Monday. "I didn't feel one thing. Take a day off, play catch again and see how it feels."
He should be back in action and in CY Young contention in 2007.
The former NHL player is serving a 7 1/2-year sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder. He tried to hire a hit man to kill his agent.
Is that really surprising?