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Sunday, 30 September 2007

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CR

Hehehehehehe. Hahahahahaha. Hehehehehehe.

CR

Hehehehehehe. Hahahahahaha. Hehehehehehe.

SEK

You are evil. Not once evil, but twice evil. You call yourself an anti-capitalist, a socialist, a revolutionary, but you worship the Evil Empire? My tears, they are Brooklyn tears, proletariat tears, whereas yours, they are the tears of the master. So wait, you bastion of white-bread béisbol, just wait! Los Mets will rise from the ashes, like some bizarre pelican phoenix not even the explanation of which makes sense.

CR

Listen, you. I just got back to Boston today, and let me assure you, I've had more than enough of the hysterical over -estimation of what a given team means to last me for several months. Seriously - the tendency deserves it's own "something-fallacy" to describe it. (Although, when it comes to the Mets this season, "pathetic fallacy" fits in oh so many ways...

Teams do not mean; they simply are. The Mets simply are... (are totally choke-artists etc...)

SEK

When we brown folk of the world unite, you and your white brethren will be perfectly gamed by a resurgent PEDRO! This is the truth that I know to be true. Doubt it at your peril.

Know this: We come for you, Yan-kee. Le Français can't help you now.

You're ours. (Next year, that is.)

The Constructivist

Heh. And the Bills beat the Jets. Heh.

CR

Hmmm. Just hmmm...

(You really think there's a chance next year? What with the young guns the Yanks brought around this season? Please, god, don't let them sign Bonds and throw it all away...)

voncookie

If there's a bright side, it is this: it throws the Losing-est Team in Baseball History (the Philadelphia Phillies) the NL East. But I'm no stranger to heartbreak, being a Phils fan, and I suspect they will go boom like the Mets did. So, even though I'm rejoicing in a temporarily triumphant Philadelphia team, I do feel your pain.

And I agree, let's just keep Bonds out of the equation altogether.

CR

And I agree, let's just keep Bonds out of the equation altogether.

Actually, I think Bonds is just the thing that the Mets keep to fulfill, um, the current trajectory. From my lips to Minaya's ears...

CR

for "keep" pleeze read "need."

I'm so so so tired...

SEK

Obviously, the Yanks chances depend on whether they keep A-Rod and Posada. If they do, they have a shot; if they don't, they sign Bonds, Giambi plays 1B, Mike Lowell plays 3B, and they're screwed.

As for the Mets, the future looks bright: Pelfrey and Humber battle it out for the fifth spot in the rotation; Milledge plays everyday in RF; Alou exercises his option, or if not, Gomez starts and we have the most amazing defensive OF ever. (And Fernando Martinez may even be ahead of Gomez in terms of development.) So I doubt we'll sign Bonds -- and looking back, I'm satisfied with what Omar did and, more importantly, didn't do last off-season: he didn't sign Zito, he signed Alou, &c.

So yes, I'm optimistic ... esp. when I consider the state of the Phillies farm system. (Sorry VC.)

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