Sparse crowd today
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Sparse crowd today
The Mets are 48-32 at home so far, thus if you buy a ticket and go see a game, you have a 60% expectation of seeing a Mets victory.
However, statistics show, that if you join the T-shrt Enthusiasts you only have a .500 chance of seeing a win at home so far. Today the enthusiasts will try for the victory to get their home record to 5-4.
Expect complete garbage baseball today as nobody has a thing to play for. You’ll see a lot of first pitch swinging, and a game played in under two hours. Oh, and it’s a 3pm start for TV reasons (TV/MLB thought there would be exciting drama today.)
If you’re wondering, the Enthusiasts were 2-3 on the road. The Mets were 41-40.
If you were just some fan who went to games for Free Shirt Fridays (and yesterday’s Game 1) you saw 8 wins and 7 losses – if I counted by hand correctly – which is a .533 winning percentage, also below expected value.
I suspect this has more to do with the Mets’ offense than the enthusiasts, but I like saying T-Shirt Enthusiasts, and find it an interesting quirk of stats.
I am still reeling from yesterday’s doubleheader sweep by the Nationals. Worse yet was the fact that our team has shown little life these past few games with the carrot of home field advantage dangling in front of their faces. I can accept the fact that we were no-hit by Max Scherzer, what I can’t accept was the fact that the Mets didn’t make any attempt to field anything resembling their a lineup on the field.
I understand that this past week with the threat of hurricane Joaquin and frigid temperatures that the coaching staff wanted to rest and protect our core players but last night I saw very little fight. I mean how’s about trying to bunt for a base hit to at least save themselves the embarrassment of being no hit for the second time this season ?
I don’t know maybe I am being to reactive to the current losing streak but I just hope that the offense shows up today and we can close the regular season on a winning note.
I do believe we will dispatch the Dodgers in 4 games, even though we don’t have the home field advantage, but obviously this team is going to have to wake up from their slumber.
LETS GO METS !!!
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
One of the stalwarts of the Mets bullpen from 1998-2001, Dennis Cook is 53.
Sadly on this date 40 years ago original Mets majority owner, Joan Payson passed away. Her love of the Mets was well documented, and she was always visible from her box seats right by the Mets dugout at Shea Stadium.
Other transactions of note include:
The New York Mets released utility man, Chico Walker on October 4, 1993.
The New York Mets released backup outfielder, Ced Landrum on October 4, 1993.
Reserve outfielder, Ricky Ledee granted free agency on October 4, 2007.
Middle reliever, Jack Egbert granted free agency on October 4, 2012.
Mo Vaughn will be on hand signing copies of his latest book “A Fridge Too Far !!!”
The residents of Panic Citi really enjoyed those six weeks where Cespedes carried the team, but I’m looking at the standings this morning and…
…you really aren’t going to top off at 89 wins, are you? 89 wins makes me think the division was really awful and this is a not great team that would be finishing up an ok year if you played in another division.
Let’s get this thing to 90 please. And the ultimate goal is 11 more.
Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Justin Turner and the Dodgers pitching look forward to seeing everyone in Los Angeles on Friday night. See you at Citi Field on Columbus Day, expect Lenny Dykstra to homer.
— MLB (@MLB) October 4, 2015
Gonna put a bow on an argument we had all last winter when you and your friends in the Mainstream Media were publishing daily articles about the Amazing Awesome Return Of The Greatest Pitcher Of All Time.
Well friends, I said you should not under appreciate a random fat guy who takes his turn every 5th day.
The stats are in, and unless Matt shocks me by throwing in relief today (and he seems like the kind of fellow who might do that) Bartolo Colon ends the season with 14 wins, to The Second Seaver’s 13.
Congrats Bart, and I hope you find yourself a nice home next season.
(Same your breath, I don’t want to hear all your Matt Harvey excuses and statistical breakdowns. The name of the game is WINS.)
Since it is getting colder out I figured I would show you what I found in the team store at Citi Field.
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