Irrefutable Facts About Endy Chavez? Believe It.
From BMC's comments at Metsgeek.com:
Endy Chavez is so fast that when he goes after a fly ball, he has time to tie his shoes, shave, and call his mother while he waits for the ball to come down.
Endy Chavez dropped a ball once. Once.
70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. The rest is covered by Endy Chavez.
Endy Chavez learned how to fly from Superman so he could dive for line drives.
The Snow Cone is being renamed to the Endy Chavez.
Endy Chavez doesn’t climb over walls to catch the ball, he leaps over them in a single bound.
Update: BMC posted more...
Endy Chavez can play all three outfield positions. At the same time.
Endy Chavez has to use a foam bat.
Endy Chavez is so fast, he can steal first base.
One time I saw Endy Chavez hop over the centerfield fence, hotwire a car, and drive 3 blocks to rob a home run from Andruw Jones.
Endy Chavez can hit a five run homer.
Endy Chavez was released by the Phillies 'cause he makes a better cheese steak than Pat.
I saw Endy Chavez hit an inside the park home run. Running backwards.
Endy Chavez taught Pedro his changeup.
Endy Chavez doesn't cry.
Endy Chavez can pitch with both hands.
Albert Pujols keeps an Endy Chavez Topps rookie card in his locker for good luck.
The new stadium for the Mets in 2009 will be called Endy Chavez Field.
When the Expos moved to Washington, Endy Chavez carried the team on his back. The entire team. And the bat boy.
Between innings, Endy Chavez dresses up as Mr. Met to entertain the fans.
Endy Chavez is Willie's favorite player!
Roger Clemens has a clause in his contract that he never has to face Endy Chavez.
Classic. Endy Chavez has become a cult hero. Who would have guessed it?
While we are on the topic of irrefutable facts....
Jose Reyes belted a "sayonara" home run -- the Japanese term for a walkoff -- in the 10th inning today as the MLB All-Stars swept the five-game series with a 5-3 win in Fukuoka.
Chants of "Jo-se, Jo-se," could even be heard in the Yahoo! Dome, thanks to Navy personnel from the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and U.S.S. Kitty Hawk.
"I actually thought we were in Shea Stadium," quipped Ryan Howard, the series MVP.
Ok, so maybe you are still laughing, but more of a chuckle. You mocked a guy that will be able to run for President of the United States when he is done. He doesn't even need to say anything on the podium. He can just smile and win and this kid is well on his way to becoming a mega star. Funny how things can change so quickly. Just when it looked like David Wright would be the face of this franchise for the next decade or so, Jose Reyes forces the issues for there be two with the possibility of Reyes surpassing Wright in terms of value to the franchise.
Did the Mets win? Did the Yankees win? Did the Diamondbacks shock everyone and put up the winning bid? Don't fuck with Omar. That is all I have to say on this topic today.
At that time, general manager Omar Minaya was turned off by what the Marlins sought in return for the mercurial left-hander. Now that another trading season is upon us, there is speculation that the D-Train-to-7-Train talks may be warming up again.
Tom, you are a good guy, but just who is 'speculating' this?
"I don't see anything happening in the near future," agent Gregg Clifton said by phone from his Scottsdale, Ariz., office. "Tom continues to consider his options and continues to discuss the situation with his family.
"Similar to when he made the decision to join the Mets, Tom is a very thoughtful and thorough person. He's just taking his time."
Note to Tom: Atlanta does not want you. Chuck James + Tim Hudson + Horacio Ramirez + paying boatloads of money for Mike Hampton + John Smoltz + Kylie Davies = No use for Tom Glavine.
Exactly why would Atlanta want you back? They didn't have a flawed streak of consecutive division titles because they like to do people $8 to $10 million favors when they wanted to be close to their families. I say Omar gives him the finger and shows him the door if if he hears nothing next week. This is getting ridiculous. Omar HAS to know how to plan his off-season and it is almost open season on free agents. The fact he even has to mull over being on a winning team that might win it all in 2007 or a team that has NO shot at winning is telling me a lot. Family..blah...blah...You make $12 million a year and will be on the road half the time regardless where you play. Man up for one year.
"He's not just smart, but he's aggressive," La Russa said of Minaya yesterday at a luncheon for the launch of First Equity Benefits of America, a life insurance company. "They're doing things right."
Now Omar can die happy.
The Nationals' manager's job could come down to two New York coaches - Met third-base coach Manny Acta or Yankee first base coach Tony Pena.
Let's go Acta! Make some room for HoJo up here.
Mulder underwent arthroscopic surgery in September on his left shoulder - which the Mets are well informed about since their team physician, Dr. David Altchek, performed the surgery. Mulder suffered a partial tear of the rotator cuff and is expected to resume throwing the first week of January and return to the mound between March 1-15, with the possibility of being ready for opening day.
While they are not allowed to speak dollars until the free agency period begins Sunday, Mulder is very interested in reuniting with Peterson, who helped him to a second-place finish in the 2001 AL Cy Young Award voting. Mulder, who was 97-50 in his first six seasons before struggling to a 6-7 mark last year, likely will need just a one-year guarantee while he proves himself again.
I forgot about the Mets surgeon performing Mulder's surgery.
“I’ve done more for the Yankees than he will ever do,” Sheffield said of Abreu. “When you lose your spot on a team, it should be because the other guy is better than you, but that’s not the case here. Why was I not given a chance to compete for the right-field job?”
Tell us what you really think?
“I will tell you that not everything is rosy in Yankeeland. It’s all a facade — it ain’t real.”
We knew that anyway. And most people think the Yankee facade is that ugly thing in right field...
I'll tell you what. Whoever gets him will get one pissed of player that is going to produce.
Yesterday, Mesa beat Grand Canyon 4-0. Fernando Martinez brought his average up over .250 with a 1 for 3 day with double. He also is inching towards bringing his SLG% over .400 after his barrage of doubles in the past two games.