Little New of Note On Mets Front
Looks like Uncle Dwight is back in the news again, arrested this time for allegedly failing his drug test.
One of the conditions of his probation was regular drug tests and he was sent to the Hillsborough County Jail after he tested positive for cocaine.
On Tuesday, he went to a regular meeting with a probation officer where he admitted to using cocaine,she did a drug screen, and he tested positive for cocaine. On Wednesday he was ordered held without bond and faces up to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. Baddabing, baddabang.
Meanwhile, something Dwight and Darryl Strawberry might have in common other than using their nostrils as hoovers, is that Strawberry said he never used steroids during his playing career.
"I've done a lot of things I shouldn't have, but I didn't do steroids," said Strawberry in this interview. "That's one thing I can't be accused of."
Way to "draw the line", Darryl.
"I need to have my legs in good shape. Without a leg, there is no arm."
-- Pedro Martinez, preaching the gospel of the human anatomy.
Meanwhile, Pedro's plot thickens and the fact that he isn't having toe surgery is now news for some reason.
More of that "Pedro Pitching Face" reveals the real story behind all his successful years of pitching: batters have to turn away from the mound whilst batting so as not to see the Pitching Face and go blind. Thus, batters never really have a clear look at the pitch being thrown by Pedro.
Meanwhile, there's no less than six stories relating to Pedro and his toe and his not getting surgery, all with a varying degree of predictable headline grabbers.
Is anyone else struck by the dearth of information on Carlos Delgado and his sore left elbow?
After taking Spring Training by storm with a 5 for 5 opening, we haven't seen hide nor hair of him. However, he is rumoured to be taking part in Puerto Rico's must win game against Cuba.
Nice to see Brian Bannister keeping his Spring Training scoreless streak alive, now up to 9 innings after a 4 inning one hit outing that continued to impress.
The Mets pounded the O's 11-4 and don't look now, but is that Kaz Matsui coming up late on the inside?
The Kaz Man had a hit and drove in a pair of runs to elevate his batting average this Spring all the way up to the magical .200 mark.