David Wright/Chipper Jones edition.
The result is visible: with each passing Mets broadcast on SNY, the mustache has grown considerably grayer. Sometimes the mustache is more interesting than the game.
“I’m not totally happy with the gray,” he said. “It’s something I have to get used to. I have more people, on the female side, who tell me they prefer it gray.”
So, he must have surmised, there would be some play for Mr. Gray.
The first and probably only time a sentence in the New York Times caused me to laugh out loud. Via the Internet.
They may have lost out to Magic Johnson and his faceless financial-services wonderfriends in the race to create a domestic version of Manchester City, but they also don’t owe nearly $200 million to a corner outfield comprising one badly injured speed merchant (Carl Crawford) and one should-be platooned should-be first baseman (Andre Ethier), both aging. For next year, the Mets are a small bit of luck away from being better than the Dodgers; after next year they will owe nothing to anyone, and will have so many good young players making so little money that they’ll be able to light cash on fire and still go head up with the fake Sheikh Mansour in a bidding war.
Excellent stuff in the Wall Street Journal from Tim Marchman on the Mets, their money, and fan apathy.
This was supposed to go up yesterday, but baby-sitting and helping-move duties called first. Anyway. This is a podcast about the Mets. Enjoy. ITunes is here.
I haven’t done one of these in a while — I’ll be watching tonight’s game FROM MY COUCH. Why don’t you join me? Well not on my couch. But on the internet. I’ll be live blogging — live web logging? liwoggin? libogging?– tonight’s Mets-Phillies game starting at 7:05ish. And we’re live! Continue reading
Just something to think about the next time you’re watching a baseball game on television.
“Consider that since he returned from a concussion earlier this year-and that wasn’t his first one-Thole is hitting .240/.294/.285 in 196 plate appearances. It is easily his worst stretch since he started the 2011 season hitting .207/.280/.241 in his first 122 plate appearances. So it isn’t unprecedented, but it also argues against Thole having developed any, and leaves open the uneasy possibility that the concussions have taken their toll.”
- Howard Megdal, The LoHud Mets Blog
Right. Duh. I never really put the two together, but as Megdal points out, Thole has struggled with the bat since his concussion earlier this season. Other good stuff about the Mets catching situation over there.