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Reasons to be Thankful You’re a Mets Fan

Friday, November 28th, 2008
  1. The bright future of Jose Reyes and David Wright
  2. Johan Santana’s changeup.
  3. Memories of Mike Piazza’s dramatic home runs
  4. The Immortal Shinjo
  5. Robin Ventura’s grand slam single
  6. Endy Chavez’ catch
  7. Lenny Dykstra and Roger McDowel were traded for Juan Samuel; that’s just funny.
  8. Mookie Wilson’s “hit” in the ’86 Series
  9. Keith Hernandez’ appearance on Seinfeld
  10. Al Leiter’s ’99 one-game playoff complete-game shutout
  11. The 7 train
  12. The ginormousness of Mr. Mets’ head; it’s so great that the Reds cloned him!
  13. The drama of the non-stop string of Almost No-Hitters
  14. Shawn Estes MISSED Roger Clemens; what other team would have a moment like that?
  15. The half-second during the bottom of the first inning on the last day of the 2007 season when we all thought that Ramon Castro’s line-out was a grand slam.
  16. Vince Coleman threw fire crackers at kids after a game; he thought he was an NFL running back or something.
  17. Vince Coleman’s firecracker fun was on the SAME DAY that Anthony Young lost his 27th straight game.  Awesome.
  18. Tom Seaver was in the dugout during the Mets 1986 Series win. The RED SOX’s dugout. Ouch.
  19. The constant smell of urine and tar at Shea Stadium.
  20. Suzyan Waldman is not an SNY broadcaster, but Gary Cohen is.

Overhaul Time

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

My Wish List for the 2009 Mets:

-David Wright
-Ryan Church
-Mike Pelfrey
-Damion Easley
-John Maine
-Billy Wagner
-Scott Schoenweis
-Brian Schneider
-Ramon Castro

Anyone else currently on the roster should be traded for players who are 1) average-above average at their positions, and 2) gritty/tough players

I know this is all pure nonsense and that it’ll never happen, but right now, the above players seem to be the ones who have that extra something special that is reminiscent of the early 90’s Braves and late 90’s Yankees.

Yes, I realize that this means getting rid of Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, and Johan Santana. I’m okay with all of that. Really, I am. All three are great players who could fetch some real talent in return, guys who have maybe a little less talent but a lot more grit.

I’m all for a complete over-haul of the team and the minor league system. Watching the Rays pound the Red Sox earlier this week, and seeing how fun that team is to watch, I felt very jealous.

Go ahead and tell me how wrong I am.

Ty Wigginton, How We Love Thee

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Ty WiggintonWhen Ty Wigginton left the Mets in July of 2004, a lot of Mets fans (including a certain blogger) were very disappointed. Not that we weren’t excited about the idea of highly-regarded David Wright being promoted to become the everyday third-basemen; there was just something so likeable about 200-pound rube from Southern California. He played hard, he seemed to care about the game, and he had the face of a baby. He has since moved on to the prestigious Devil Rays, where he has split time between third and second base. But that’s not why this post is interesting.

It seems that late in December Mr. Ty Wigginton delivered his own son in the closet of his bedroom! Apparently his wife started to go into labor two weeks early and they decided to get ready to go to the hospital. But while she was getting a bag ready she realized that the baby was coming and she couldn’t wait, so Ty called 9-1-1 and within minutes, their son was born. The funniest part of the story is that once the baby was out, Ty handed his wife the phone while he tied the umbilical cord with a shoelace!

Undoubtedly, Ty did a good thing to help his wife and deliver their child, but someone needs to talk to him and his wife because they now have two sons named Chase and Cannon!

Congrats Ty!

Do you miss Xavier Nady?

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Well, these fellas did. And they wrote a song about it. And it’s pretty funny, so go listen to it. I can’t say I’m completely familiar with Kuff and the Buttheads, but I will give credit to being a fan of The Ballad of X.

My new favorite website

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Have you guys heard of a man by the name of Lastings Milledge?

For those of you who are fans of the “Bill Brasky Facts,” or “Chuck Norris Facts,” that have become a very popular part of the internet, I direct you to Lastings Milledge Facts. I can personally verify that the majority of these are true. Go check it out, it’s great stuff.

Paul Lo Duca – Horse Savant

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

If you’re looking for some Kentucky Derby advice for this coming week, why not look to Paul Lo Duca for his pick? Last year, he took a 50-1 longshot named Giacomo, who wound up winning the damn thing. He won’t say how much he won, other than it was “sizable,” which I’m thinking means he won at least into the five digits, and maybe into the six digits. Nice job, Paul Lo. So if you want to win some money this week, find out which way Paul Lo Duca is going and go with him. He clearly knows what he’s talking about.

Okay, this is awesome

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Normally, I hate when people link me to something, and don’t tell me what it is. Just tell me what I’m going to see, so I know if it’s cool or not. But if you visit this site, and were born between the years of 1970 and 1985, you will enjoy this. Just trust me. Go there now.

Do you want Manny Ramirez to become a Met?

Monday, December 5th, 2005

I saw this in my Inbox this afternoon, so I thought I’d pass it along.

If you are a Mets fan, and you want the team to acquire Manny Ramirez, a Mets fan has started a petition similar to the Red Sox fans who wanted to keep Manny Ramirez. The URL is appropriately www.bringmanny.com. Not that I think Omar needs a petition to heighten his interest in Manny; I’m pretty sure it’s at an all-time high anyway. It’s a nice gesture, though. If interested, go there and sign it up.