26.9.08

Wow

Regretfully, I admit I quit.


Nice one, douchebag.

When Hoffpauir hit that three run shot off of Rincon in the 7th and in the pissing down rain, seconds after Pedro had made his graceful exit from the game, I snapped the game off and cursed myself to sleep. 158 games and and 6 1/2 innings of this up and down, high and low had finally taken it's toll. That and four consecutive nights of midnight starting times, virtual somnambulism. It was only human.

Little did I know one night after the worst loss of the season the Mets would pick themselves up off the canvas once more and give us yet another night of survival.

And in the morning, reluctantly reaching for the recorder to replay what was certain to be the final nail in the coffin, it suddenly became christmas morning three months early. I couldn't believe my eyes.



METS 7 CUBS 6, misery postponed.

Did you lose faith after Delgado grounded into a double play following Wright's lead off single in the 8th or did you wish you were one of thousands sitting in the pouring rain and gusting winds watching Church, Ramon Martinez and Cancel turn into heroes before your very eyes?

And what about Church twisting and inhaling and swerving to avoid the tag at home plate when he seemed certain to be out by a mile? Lastings Milledge, anyone?

And the 9th, after the sickening failure of the night before; the Magical Murph's comically inept bunting skills on display at the worst of times with Reyes running on a two strike pitch, Wright striking out in typical Mr Hit Em When They Don't Matter fashion, Delgado getting intentionally walked all over again and finally, with the season on the line, Beltran stepping up.

No doubt Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS must have crossed your mind.

Time to keep the bat on your shoulder for strike three again Mr Team To Beat? Mr Hitting .226 When It's The 7th Inning Or Later?

Nope.

Wheeeeeeeeew.

Three games left, no effin idea how this will play out now.

Good christ, what a season!



Marlins? Let's exorcise THOSE demons, too.

15 comments:

jdon said...

I hope every member of the Phils comes down with a case of the crabs. And they lose two games minimum this weekend. Win your games, that is it. It is not impossible to win 4 in a row. You are supposed to have talent, prove it. We are not facing Josh Johnson this weekend. we can beat these pitchers. And we owe these guys. If I am Jerry, I am posting these Marlin quotes about last year on the bulletin board.

jdon said...

Oh, by the way, jaap, aguayo has to go. sending guys who are out by 25 feet, holding guys who could score standing up. I have decided to blame the whole murphy bunt fiasco on him as well. how he got the job before obie is beyond my ken.

katherine said...

jaap - I went to bed, too. But the trick is to go to bed BEFORE the bad things happen. Go to bed when it's tied, or we're ahead, so you can imagine we'll win when you're falling asleep.

It helps to be able to watch the game on MLB.com the next day.

Tommyjoebillyjimbob said...

The Mets have lost tonight and the Brew Crew has won. Ironically,that is better for the Mets("Should we put on the runway lights?? Kramer: "No, that's just what they're expecting us to do!" (Airplane humor) Don't you see? Chokers hate to be ahead in any race. If they are ahead, there is SO much more pressure on them and the team that is behind has no pressure. Clever strategy by the Mets.....hmmmmm.

Itsmetsforme said...

Aguayo sucks a big one. he can be the next to go,after he packs Omar and Jerry bags and sends them to the wrong airport.

jdon said...

It never pays to hope. I knew they would lose at least one, because they could not afford to. And of course they do it right after an inspirational win. Losers. Again, this one is on the lineup. If we could leave 4 men on base in an inning we would. We had 7 baserunners the first 3 innings, for crying out loud. Pelf had no velocity but he battled. The bullpen is what it is. heilman is dog dung. The lineup blew it by not responding early and getting us into the Florida pen in the 4th or 5th.

Jaap said...

jdon, Aguayo must go, sing it with me, loud and proud!

Jaap said...

Katherine, does this mean I should sleep from now until next season?

Jaap said...

Tommyjoebillyjimbob, I like that way of thinking, not to mention the Kramer quote.
Jerry: Oh you're crazy.
Kramer: Am I? Or am I so sane that you just blew your mind?
Jerry: It's impossible.
Kramer: Is it? Or is it so possible that your head is spinning like a top?
Jerry: It can't be.
Kramer: Can't it? Or is your entire world just crashing down all around you?
Jerry: Alright, that's enough.

Jaap said...

hope is just another four letter word, jdon.

katherine said...

No, jaap. It's too late now, you should have gone to sleep three weeks ago, and slept until next April.

jdon said...

maybe we could feed our lineup to wild animals on the final day at Shea?

Jaap said...

feed our bullpen to the pigs whilt we fall asleep three weeks before the season ended... or was it just a dream? go cubs!

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