Thursday, August 5, 2010

Welcome Back to the Real World

I hope you have enjoyed your stay in the Backwards Bizarro World. We are now approaching our final destination: The Real World. Your captain today is Mike Pelfrey. Just a little bit about your captain today: he is 2-6 with a 7.98 ERA in his last eight starts. In his first 14 starts, however, he was 9-1 with a 2.39 ERA.

Seriously, what has happened to Mike Pelfrey? Not only that, what has happened to this team? It's come to the point where they are not watchable, not listenable, not even "check the score"-worthy.

What is it about Jerry's Boys that has disgusted so many? Maybe it's the fact that when pitchers do their job, the offense doesn't come though. Maybe it's the fact that our only reliable pitcher right now is R.A. Dickey. Maybe it's the fact that our general manager did absolutely nothing to improve the team at the trade deadline because he put himself in a position where he couldn't do anything to improve the team. Maybe it's because our manager absolutely kills our bullpen arms (Estimated Death of Manny Acosta's Arm: Saturday). Maybe it's because Oliver Perez is still in a Mets uniform.

Barring some kind of miracle (like sweeping the Phillies on the road), I consider the Mets out of the playoff hunt. They should focus on bettering their farm system and finding new personnel. As for the fans, there's always football. And Keith-isms. The Keith-isms alone might save the season.

David Wright Strikeout Counter: $11.50

1 comment:

  1. Yes, there's always football right around the corner this time of year. While I do indeed bleed orange and blue, I've given much too much blood this year. I just can't give any more. Don't get me wrong, I wish them success for the rest of the season, but they're out of the hunt. You've given the reasons above for which I agree with. Lets go NY Giants!
    Phil Groh