Thursday, October 28, 2004
1. You're a New Yorker starring in a movie about this fanatical Red Sox dude. How did you negotiate those dangerous waters? Pick a side already!Wow, I gotta say that after seeing Jimmy Fallon on the field celebrating with the Red Sox last night and then reading this interview excerpt, I'm really rooting for the SS Bandwagon to sink before Fallon has an opportunity to jump ship.
Jimmy Fallon: I grew up in Saugerties, upstate NY. I was never really serious with one team. I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets ... like two games a year. Then I got to "Saturday Night Live" where my boss (Lorne Michaels) has unbelievable New York Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I'm going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I'm gonna go sit with. I became a Yankees fan for a few years. But now, I gotta say, I'm really rooting for the Red Sox.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
#1 Answer: the heimlich maneuver
Question: what are these overpaid, over-hyped Yankees in need of more than decent starting pitching?
#2 Answer: heart
Question: what is one of the two things King George's money can't buy?
#3 Answer: fans with class
Question: what is the second thing?
#4 Answer: Mickey Mantle
Question: what is the only thing more dead than the Yankees' bats last night?
For more coverage of the ALCS, don't miss Bill Simmons' articles.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear uselessssss
Happy birthday to you.
I never understood why Get Metsmerized was not a hit? How could it not with lyrics like this:
Dwight's my name, what can I say,Get Metsmerized was followed up with the wildly popular Let's Go Mets . . . a song that electrified New York. The best thing that came from Get Metsmerized and Let's Go Mets was, however, not hours of listening joy for us fans but rather the launching of Darryl Strawberry's solo career with the 1987 release of Chocolate Strawberry. And with lyrics like these, how could it not be a hit?
you know they call me Doctor K,
change up, fastball, slider and curve,
step up to the plate if ya got the nerve.
All this rappin' got me thinking. What would the 2004 Mets rap song be? How about, 91 Problems, with a chorus that goes something like this?
My name is Darryl, I'm a baseball player
One thing I forgot to say-a
When I'm on the field I'm on top of the world
I get screams from all the girls (Dar-ryl!)
Everybody in the stadium, screams for me
Strike one, strike two, but no strike three
When I'm runnin, all the players make space
I run, I slide, and then I'm safe"Cause you're DEF!"
Yo, I ain't soft
I even get paid on my days off
Grandslammer, "Are you as good as they, say?"
I guess you never came to see me play
Any pitch you throw I control it
I took it while you wasn't lookin'
So give me your beef, homeboy I'm cookin'
I can get loose so don't you try
I graduated from Crenshaw High
You can even ask Eric 'Boogie' E.
91 Problems but a win ain't one
If you havin win problems I feel bad for you son
I got 91 problems but a win ain't one
Monday, October 18, 2004
Friday, October 15, 2004
Sorry for the extended layoff (and for the bad Eminem reference) but every so often real life gets in the way of my secret, alternative cyber-baseball geek life. I know I know, I need to set priorities. I should be back to posting a bit more regularly soon. Thanks to those who have e-mailed and left messages wanting to know if I was still alive. Yup, still alive and kickin. And thanks to the rest of the Mets bloggers who kept chugging along and fighting the good fight, despite a season that went from hopeful to dreadful in the blink of an eye.
So, let's recap what's taken place since I went AWOL: Mets tanked; fired Howe; had Reyes and Matsui swap positions; demoted Duquette; extracted Richie Rich, aka Jeff Wilpon, from baseball operations; hired Minaya; created their own TV network; fired entire coaching staff save Rick Peterson; insulted Don Baylor; and have engaged in an American Idol-like search for a new manager. Well, now that we're all caught up I guess I can start commenting on new developments as they unravel. Stay tuned . . .