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Friday, May 6, 2011

The Happy Nightcap • Mets 6 – Dodgers 3

Jose, Jose, Jose...Jose, Jose!  Reyes triples twice, once to right-center and once to left-center. He also doubles, walks and steals a base. He is by far the best player on this team. Citi Field roars like Shea when Reyes hits the gap and heads for three bases.

Wake up and smell the Bustelo, Alderson.

• Jason Pridie drills a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 6th to put the Mets up 5 to 2. Pridie continues to show some pop and is playing an excellent centerfield. Even when Pagan comes back, Pridie deserves to be on this team over Harris and Hariston.

• Ike hit another bullet Home Run. He is fun to watch.

• Jon Niese never looked comfortable tonight, throwing 116 pitches over 5.2 innings. In no way should the word quality be attached to Jon’s start. He was forced to leave the game after walking the opposing pitcher with 2 outs in the top of the 6th. Tom Seaver is rolling over in his vineyard.

• The Mets came back three times tonight to take the lead.

Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

The LA Dodgers have a new sheriff in town. In an effort to save money on airfare, Papa Bud Selig has decided to have his Dodgers head to New York by wagon train. When asked how he came to this decision, Selig snapped: “I don’t want no guff from you boy. This ride ain’t for the weak and its best if you leave the women folk behind. All your book learnin’ and fancy questions don’t add up to a mountain of crowbait. Go ahead, make a move greenhorn, I dare you. Cause’ it’s as hot as a whorehouse on nickel night and I have no problem sending you to the bone orchard.”

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Congrats Mike Video!

 Mets 5 - Giants 2

• The Blob’s tough love clearly inspired Mike Pelfrey, who looked like a Major League pitcher today. Pelf went 7.2 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits.

• Reyes tripled in 2 runs in the 3rd and Beltran went yard with a 2 run shot in the 5th.

• K-Rod somehow escaped with a save coming in to get the last out in the 8th – thanks to Ronny Paulino who gunned down Burris trying to steal. The 9th inning was a piece of cake, as K-Rod only needed 412 pitches to put the Giants to sleep.

The Dodgers are coming to town! Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz can’t wait to see Pee Wee, Campy and the Duke.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mets Blob Recommends Drinking

Prior to game 6 and 7 against the Yankees in 2004, the Red Sox decided to do some drinking. According to Kevin Millar, “I got a thing of Jack Daniel's and we all did shots for about 10 minutes before the game. And we won.” Millar continues, "So Game 7 came and we had to do shots of Jack Daniel's. And we won the game."

Since the Mets are so tight hitting with runners on base, why not drink? Seriously, before getting in the batters box with runners in scoring position, duck back into the dugout and down a few pops. Then stride to the plate, like you have been doing since you were a tot, and hack. No more over-thinking, no more guess hitting, no more studying video until your head is spinning with so much bullshit that you lose all your natural, god given, ability to hit a baseball. Get up there, look for a hittable pitch and drill it.

The Blob is all for firing the Batting Coach and hiring a Major League Bartender. We are not sure what kind of bartender fits Sandy “No Money Ball” Alderson’s mold, but the Blob would like to see someone with a little moxie. Any of the following would fit the bill:

The Mets fell 2-Zip to the Giants and the Freak tonight.
The Mets try to avoid a sweep in a Thursday day game with Pelfrey vs whoever will beat Pelfrey going for the Giants.
Good luck with that. 


While in New York, San Francisco closer Brian Wilson is closing fat deals on Madison Ave. Wilson just inked a contract with Just For Men hair color to replace former Knick great, Walt "Clyde" Frazier. For years, Clyde has been Keith Hernandez's partner in calling play by play in the imaginary world of guiding middle aged men through the sport of coloring their hair to pick up some strange.

When asked how he felt about being replaced by a younger, out of town sports icon Walt said, "It's pre-ponderosis! It pops my buttons and percolates my pride, because no one was a more prodigious poon pounder than Clyde! Well, except Wilt of course. But that goes without saying." 
When asked to comment about the Wilson shake up, Keith had this to say. "Look, I'm gonna stay in the game as long as I can. You think anybody was giving me a 7 year, $126 million contract when I was 31? Goodness no. Jason Werth? Seriously? He's a decent player, but that's madness. What would Ruth's deal be today? My God, they'd have to pay him with foreign countries. Here Bambino, here's $220 mil for four years and Uruguay is now yours, do with it what you will. Between my ex-wives, the house on the Island, the new chick and a few nefarious ventures in my past I just need the coin...and I don't really care where it comes from, I really don't."

Capuano squares off against the "Cy Young freak" Tim Lincecum at 7:10pm...that hardly seems fair.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

For Whom the Bell Tholes

Josh Thole had a rough night tonight in a 7-6, 10 inning loss to the Giants. Grounding into a double play with the winning run on 3rd base was not even the issue. We have seen countless Mets fail in that spot. The problem with Thole tonight and, in truth, for the bulk of this season has been his defense. Thole looks lost behind the plate. It is understandable to have difficulty catching the knuckleball but Josh has been letting, straight as an arrow, strikes get by him and roll to the backstop. The Mets are not happy with his ability to call a game either. Dan Warthan made that pretty clear after Pelfrey’s last nightmare game. A solid defensive catcher that takes control of the game from behind the plate is vital in baseball.

Henry Blanco was not much of a hitter but he was a hell of a take charge defender. When he spoke, Mets pitchers shut up and listened. Sure they worried that Henry might rip their larynx out if they spoke up but that was part of Henry’s charm. There is nothing wrong with pitchers fearing their catcher. Even if Thole improves his defensive skills, he will never make Major League pitchers quake in their cleats. Face it, Josh looks like the paperboy. Henry Blanco, on the other hand, looks like a guy that might kill the paperboy.

Enjoy the recap from San Fran

The World Champs come to town

Oooo...that's shiny.

The 13-15 Giants come to Citi Field to take on the 12-16 Mets at 7:10pm

The Giants website had a cool story about the pitching match up for game 1. Click below to check it out.

Jenrry Mejia, done for the year

Even on off days the Mets get bad news. The day after a 14 inning victory over Phillies on national TV - the same night America learned Bin Laden was dead - should have been a good Monday for the Mets. Instead we learned Jenrry Mejia has a torn MCL. Basically, his elbow is F'd and he needs Tommy John surgery. There goes half our farm system! The Blob got to see Jenrry pitch up close once and can confirm his stuff was legit. The only good news in all this for Met fans is now Sandy can't give Mejia away.
Good luck Jenrry we will miss you.

Check out the full story at

Monday, May 2, 2011

Free speech for the stupid

Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts, two of the stupidest people on the planet, on WFAN this morning, broke down the events of last night. Evan finds it eerie that another Mets' catcher - whose name begins with the letter "P" - had a big game on a night related to the terrorist attacks. Benigno elaborates: "Bro, you're right. Piazza hit the big homerun against the Braves after September 11th and now Ronny Paulino, also a  P, comes up big against the Phils. It's surreal." I guess we should be thankful that our troops fight so the brain dead can have the right to broadcast. God Bless America.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

LUCKY 14th! The Happy Nightcap

Ronny Paulino, this one's for you!
Mets 2 - Phils 1
Too New to Know the Choke Drill
• Starting his first game as a Met, it was clear that Ronny Paulino did not read the playbook. Ronny had 5 hits and drove in the winning run with a Double in the top of the 14th inning. Very unMetlike. The rest of the team held true to form, leaving 624 men on base. Be patient Met Fans, Paulino has plenty of time to round out of shape.

• The Mets pitching staff led by Chris Young and Pedro Beato did a great job holding the Phillies to 1 run.

Mommy tell me about Ronny Paulino again, please!
Now, now my little Blobber, It's time for all good Met Blobbers to go to bed.