25.8.09

The Final Penny Drops Into An Anonymous Sea Of Misfortune

Say what you will about the Mets this season but the predictability of their miraculous injury run has finally reached its zenith with the news we've all been waiting for: even his own teammates predict season-ending surgery for Johan Santana.



And to think, poor Jeff Francoeur and his dodgy season-ending thumb is merely back pages news by comparison. If that doesn't turn him off the Mets, nothing will. This is the guy who never missed a game due to injury in his career before joining the Mets. (and to call them the "injury plagued Mets" is the understatement of the season - if DL casualties were victories, the Mets would have already won the World Series. have a look.

The only two things left are Jerry Manuel to have a heart attack in the dugout and the Omar v Adam Rubin Steel Cage Match wherein Omar is mortally wounded and spurts ketchup from a fake head injury before tearing up that dreadfully unfair Oliver Perez contract and awarding him a new restructured 10 year $100 million one. Oh yeah, and re-signing Moises Alou since letting him go was such a mistake and he's due for Comeback Player of the Year in 2010.

I can't say I've fully given up watching the Mets - who could? Where else are you going to get this kind of drama, this kind of unprecedented skid of bad luck? But I can say I've stopped hoping the Mets are going to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We've gone from comical to cosmic during the course of this season and yet still 13 GAMES AHEAD OF THE GNATS for the ignominious title of Worst in the NL East. (well, actually the entire National League, but who's counting?)


Omar's next big long-term contract signing?

And comically, The Hillbilly, who has been injured nearly the entire season and whose injury in essence destroyed last season's realistic hopes, is back just in time to guarantee the Mets won't get anything for him in a trade for the Red Sox.

You couldn't write a more ironic twist.

6 comments:

john said...

I haven't watched. I am so sick of the Wilpons. I realize they own the team but don't they realize that a team is a public trust, not just a corporation? If a poll were conducted of all met fans right now asking them if they liked the idea of the Wilpons owning the mets, I fully believe 90% would answer no, or just vomit on the questioner. I think they know it too. But it is a cash cow with their new stadium full of the clueless dweebs who flock to watch awful baseball and get their pockets picked-and all that ever mattered to these real estate moguls was making a buck. Knowing that they are almost universally despised, how can they not just up and sell this wheezing behemoth for the half billion they would undoubtedly get? It is more money than they will ever see again. The greedy bastards will undoubtedly be suckered into another ponzi scheme down the line by the reincarnation of P.T. Barnum. The mets are nothing but a clown act----kinda funny, kinda scary and always crazy.

jdon said...

that was really me

jdon said...

Notice I did not mention omar in my post. I have decided to believe thqa he will indeed be back next year. He will have another title. He will be making a million bucks a year sharpening Jeffie's pencil.

Jaap said...

well jdon, if Mets fans in NYC were really all that passionate, they'd do like supporters in Newcastle did when they were sick of the rubbish ownership - they chanted and threatened at the matches to the point he wouldn't even attend the matches any more (or was afraid to, for the safety of himself and family) - sadly, because the value of the team has now dropped some £60 million he's having great difficulty selling the team so the saga continues - although at least on this lower division level they are playing better, still with no manager and having sold half the team to raise money...

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