This one will take us through the rest of the day with pics after the jump.
I don’t think I knew this, or if I did I either forgot or didn’t care enough to remember.
This is an excerpt from Chris Jaffe over at Hardball Times.Com.
Valentine leaped up all right, but the ball missed his glove by a hair, for a home run. More importantly, gravity made a disastrous appearance. Valentine began descending, and when he did, his leg got tangled in the wall. It went between a pair of supporting poles. The wall gave way a bit, just enough to trap his leg. Then it flipped him to the ground. The middle part of his shin was bent. That middle part of a shin is never supposed to bend, but bend it did. It was the closest baseball got to a Joe Thiesman-Lawrence Taylor moment.
Sounds like it might have hurt a little bit…Click here for full story.
Also from Klapisch
Collins should’ve known better than to give the Wilpons an opening like that. No matter what ownership says to the contrary, they’ll need a fall guy if the Mets are doomed to play .400 ball the rest of the summer. What better candidate than someone who rips the saps who still actually pay [...]
Continue reading Terry Watch: Wilpons will need a fall guy?
In NorthJersey.com a good read from Bob Klapisch
“That tells me [the Mets] really have no plan, they’re just going from crisis to crisis,” said one league official. “What can Ankiel give them? I’m sorry, you just don’t belong in the big leagues when you’re striking out [35 times in 62 at-bats before being released by [...]
Continue reading Link: Mets built to fail?
The Mets on SNY are averaging a household rating of 1.91, down 22% from the same point in 2012. Among men 25-54, the key demographic, the Mets are averaging a 1.05 rating, down 15% from 2012.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/raissman-countdown-mount-st-collins-article-1.1346669#ixzz2TXtm3ETn
Via Daily News. Gotta power down. Plane.