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Postby dgwphotography » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:00 am

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Wow. Just Wow.

http://mets2005.myblogsite.com/blog/_ar ... 86923.html

Best Met-related read this morning
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Postby Elster88 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:29 am

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Couple of nice postings. I'm now regularly reading this blog.

I found this passage very funny:

But regarding Gerald Williams. I mean, what does it take? Remember the scene in "The Man With Two Brains" in which Steve Martin asks his wdow's spirit for guidance about whether he should marry Kathleen Turner? The house practically collapses in a hurricane of shattering objects and spectral screams, during which Steve stands there oblivious, saying, "A sign...anything..." C'mon, Omar -- does the scoreboard have to start gushing blood like some crazed recreation of "The Shining" before you take this man off the roster?


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Postby Elster88 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:31 am

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Though I do disagree somewhat. Ice has performed about as well as can be hoped with the bat. I'm not sure who else would have performed better in Carlos' absence.

Yeah he didn't catch that triple, but he didn't give up the home run that followed, or force the rest of the Mets to refuse to hit that day.

Postby Elster88 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:33 am

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2. David Wright doing a beautiful job turning an 0-2 hole into a walk -- he reminds me of Alfonzo the way he can work out of bad counts -- followed by Clifford hitting a no-doubter.


I was going to post this in the IGT yesterday but forgot. I was thinking at the time that this could be even more helpful in that it would give Looper the day off, but that didn't work out.

Speaking of which, why were there two guys warming up with no outs in the ninth and a 6-2 lead? I thought warming up used energy and caused arms to tire and stuff.

Postby Elster88 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:38 am

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I also highly recommend this one from Tuesday:

http://mets2005.myblogsite.com/blog/_archives/2005/8/16/1141154.html

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:53 am

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I'm starting to understand that Greg is "Faith" and Jace is "Fear."

Postby TheOldMole » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:19 am

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Always a good read.



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Postby G-Fafif » Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:14 pm

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Edgy DC wrote:I'm starting to understand that Greg is "Faith" and Jace is "Fear."


As often as not, it's the other way around. Some days it's hard to tell.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:15 pm

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Damn Greg, This is beautiful!
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ScarletKnight41 wrote:Damn Greg, This is beautiful!


Thank you, Honorable Knight. Stay tuned and we'll eventually get to the present.
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Postby Johnny Dickshot » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:26 pm

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Sakes that was good.

I don;t recall 70, but maybe 72 or 73.

I played a game reading the boxscores on the Times sports page. I realized if there was a number, but not zero, in each of the 4 columns -- AB R H BI -- it correlated pretty strongly with the chance that player was listed under HR in the agate below.

I still catch myself doing that when I look at box scores.

Postby ScarletKnight41 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:42 pm

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So I show this to MK. He reads it, laughs, and says, "I understand that."

I'm scared and impressed with his level of comprehending Met fandom at age 9.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:03 pm

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Great Column

I love the SCTV references <g>
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Postby Zvon » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:21 pm

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Elster88 wrote:I also highly recommend this one from Tuesday:

http://mets2005.myblogsite.com/blog/_archives/2005/8/16/1141154.html


this is classic! :lol:
Great piece.

Postby Elster88 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:41 am

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I enjoyed and agreed with today's posting http://mets2005.myblogsite.com/blog/_archives/2005/8/30 though there is something ironic about reacting to another's overreaction.

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Postby Bret Sabermetric » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:01 pm

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If you're going to accept Wise Willie Smart Baseball's every remark as being intentionally and cryptically deceptive, then do so. But you can't claim in retrospect that the things that worked out just as he said were straightforward and sincere but the stuff that turned out 180 degrees from what he said were gnomic smokescreens.

Actually, you can, but that just marks you as a hopeless delusionary.

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:12 pm

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<a href=http://www.gothambaseball.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4852 target=blank>Perspective on invective</a> from Gotham Baseball.

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Bret Sabermetric wrote:If you're going to accept Wise Willie Smart Baseball's every remark as being intentionally and cryptically deceptive, then do so. But you can't claim in retrospect that the things that worked out just as he said were straightforward and sincere but the stuff that turned out 180 degrees from what he said were gnomic smokescreens.

Actually, you can, but that just marks you as a hopeless delusionary.


I'm assuming here that you mean the ambiguous "you".

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Postby Elster88 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:15 pm

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Edgy DC wrote:<a href=http://www.gothambaseball.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4852 target=blank>Perspective on invective</a> from Gotham Baseball.


Should I change the name of the thread? This thread can probably handle multiple blogs. It's a tough little thread.

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Postby Edgy MD » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:23 pm

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Oops. It's actually luibitul's. Weird, I thought it was mine, too.

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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:09 pm

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I'm serious. I don't wanna do this. I don't even like baseball.


I feel your pain, Greg.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:51 am

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North Haverbrook Pretty Much Sums The Place Up - LOL


I've been there (I've been to every MLB park, as well as several former MLB parks), and you're not missing much, Greg. The place is functional enough, but not a great place to watch a baseball game.
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Postby G-Fafif » Sat Sep 03, 2005 2:07 pm

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ScarletKnight41 wrote:North Haverbrook Pretty Much Sums The Place Up - LOL


I've been there (I've been to every MLB park, as well as several former MLB parks), and you're not missing much, Greg. The place is functional enough, but not a great place to watch a baseball game.


I haven't been avoiding it, per se. Just haven't gone out of my way to see it. If the Marlins and Devil Rays had come along earlier, no doubt their parks would be on the list, as I went to school in Florida in the '80s. But those two teams along with the Twins and the Mariners are the only four for whom I've never seen a home game. Seattle we're kind of saving for last. We have no short- or long-term plans to visit Minneapolis, Miami or St. Pete (where I caught my first foul ball during spring training) but sooner or later I'll feel compelled to get to them even if they're all North Haverbrook.
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ScarletKnight41 wrote:North Haverbrook Pretty Much Sums The Place Up - LOL


I've been there (I've been to every MLB park, as well as several former MLB parks), and you're not missing much, Greg. The place is functional enough, but not a great place to watch a baseball game.


I haven't been avoiding it, per se. Just haven't gone out of my way to see it. If the Marlins and Devil Rays had come along earlier, no doubt their parks would be on the list, as I went to school in Florida in the '80s. But those two teams along with the Twins and the Mariners are the only four for whom I've never seen a home game. Seattle we're kind of saving for last. We have no short- or long-term plans to visit Minneapolis, Miami or St. Pete (where I caught my first foul ball during spring training) but sooner or later I'll feel compelled to get to them even if they're all North Haverbrook.
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