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Thursday, July 28, 2011

• Santerio Collins, Celebratory Tweet •

• The Happy Nightcap •
• Mets 10 - Reds 9 •
The Mets beat the Reds today 10-9 to complete their first 4 game sweep of Cincinnati in 114 years. This is crazy. The Mets continue to play inspired, never quit, defy the odds baseball. Enjoy it Blobbers. Terry Collins sure is. As soon as Terry hit the hotel in D.C. he Tweeted this pic to let the world know just how happy he is. "I feel the love" stated Collins. "It was time to slip into my shorts and break out the 2002 Louis Roederer Cristal. Peace out, Blob."

• Malusis, The Mush Mouth Met Hater •

There are so called baseball expert nay sayers in New York that dismiss the success of any Met as a silly dream of the delusional. SNY's and WFAN's Mark Malusis is, in the Blob's opinion, the biggest of these nay sayers.

Malusis loves to make a dismissive face whenever any Met is mentioned in a positive light. He is the puffy poster child of  bloated and spoiled Yankee fans. He is not a true fan of baseball. The Malusis face occurs just before he is about to say something he thinks is clever. The blather that follows is not really spoken - it kind of discharges from his inflated gym ball of a head like a mini Mt. Vesuvius of the dimwitted.
The face, or in sports terms "indicator" is akin to the face a heavy set middle-aged woman makes when she is about to pass gas in church. When Mark makes the face, profound baseball ignorance is sure to follow.

The Malusis face always occurs as another commentator or caller finishes their thought about the NY Mets. Once you learn to spot the "Moose Mouth" on TV you can start to see it on the radio. Yes, you can see it on the radio. His head shakes like a 4 year old denying he's in need of a nap and his fat cheeks spread, just enough, to open up his change purse mouth so he can dispense a penny for the baseball thoughtless.
Malusis make the same knee jerk comments about Mets players that a clueless Philly construction worker would make. Let's be clear, Mets Blob is a die hard Met fan till the end - but that comes from from being an even bigger fan of the game of baseball.

The Blob knows and respects the Yankee greats of the past and present. Mets Blob understands that it's possible for a player like Brett Gardner to improve and develop into a premier lead off hitter. We don't just dismiss the idea because he plays for the dark lords of baseball. Malusis has no real baseball sense of any kind. He will now tell you that Mike Piazza was one of greatest offensive catchers in the history of the game; but he would have shit all over the Dodgers for drafting the deep round dark horse in the first place.
Shame on you, Mark. You disgrace the game, day in and day out, in the name of paycheck. You sir, are a fat head that makes the Blob regret buying a 50 inch HDTV. 

Is this to say all Yankee fans are clueless? No, absolutely not. The Blob knows many true, legit, Yankee fans that know their baseball and have weathered the darker times of the evil Yankee dynasty. Malusis is not a real baseball man in any way, shape or tubby form. 

Mark Malusis is as clueless as he is neckless. Yet another bloviating, hair sprayed, moose's ass with a mic and a Men's Wearhouse wardrobe - in a bottomless pit of, so called, baseball experts. Heads up, Jon Heyman. You're next.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Left My Slugger In San Francisco

• The Happy - yet a little sad as well - Nightcap •
The Mets started the post Carlos Beltran era off with a bang tonight routing the Reds in Cincinnati 8-2. This is good news, right? Yes. Absolutely. However, coming to terms with the departure of Carlos Beltran - a quality player and a quality person - leaves Mets Blob with mixed emotions. Happy with the win - but sad to see Carlos go.

While Beltran will be remembered for looking at the third strike curveball from Adam Wainwright in the  2006 NLCS; narrowing his Met career down to one isolated moment is unfair. Beltran was a good Met. He always carried himself with class and was the leader of the team. Though the media tried to force the leadership roll onto David Wright, he was never the top dog. Beltran was the player young Mets turned to for advice.

Carlos' demeanor and the ease with which he played the game caused some to view him as disinterested and lackadaisical but this was never the case. Carlos Beltran was - and is - a pro. He will be missed.

As for the game, Mike Pelfrey went the full nine and was dominant holding the Reds to 2 runs on 7 hits. Daniel Murphy went 4 for 5 raising his BA to .319 and David Wright and Lucas Duda went yard. Duda, starting in right field, hit a screaming line drive into the right field seats and Wright crushed a 3 run shot to right center.

The Mets played without Beltran and came up big. They have done it all year. Terry Collins expects the players who take the field to get it done. He does not allow his team to check out because stars are injured - or in this case - traded. The Mets left their slugger in San Fransisco. Their heart has not gone anywhere.