What do Eddie Kunz, Mike Pelfrey, Phillip Humber, Lastings Milledge and Ike Davis have in common?
I heard Howie mention this the other night and thought it was really cool by EY. Days off are precious.
During the off-season the Mets mentioned that their research told them that fans prefer Saturday night game.
Now maybe that’s true in July and August, but in April? Do you really want a 7pm game tonight? It’s a beautiful sunny Saturday and instead we’re going to wait until the sun goes down so we can be uncomfortable at the park.
Long-time readers know that every time I go away and leave @mediagoon in charge the Mets are sure enough to announce something major. I thought we were going to get away with it this time but sure enough I got in the car for a long drive up the east coast, put the radio on WOR (which does not have the signal WFAN has and boy that Cuban station at 710 steps all over it – the Cuban station is a real thing I am not just vamping, there is a station in Havana that broadcasts at 710 and doesn’t follow FCC rules so they power-up)….where was I, oh yeah Howie told me Ike Davis had been traded.
And so we say goodbye to the Ike Davis Cowboy, one of my favorite memes. It was fun to break this one out on twitter when Ike did something bad. It was also fun to break it out on twitter when Ike did something good and write the tweet in the “voice of Ike Davis” making fun of me.
When Ike would do something really good I would break this one out.
Nothing like swinging the big bat and hanging out with Miss America, right?
So farewell Ike. I have seen this show before and I have no doubt you will win the MVP within three seasons.
And to the beat writers who anointed you way back when….those same beat writers who made fun of Daniel Murphy for never being good enough…to you I say #imwith28 and MURPH IS STILL HERE!
Adios cowboy…see you down the road.
This was always a winner back in the 70′s!
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