Missing Dave Howard: You complete me

I’m really bummed about Dave Howard leaving the Mets. I know I’m probably the only one on this side of the turnstiles who cares about an executive departure but I like Dave. I liked the imaginary thing we had going in my head.

Who will I write missives to? Jeff? It’s not the same.

Dave was a working stiff. (Well, “is” – I shouldn’t write about him like he’s dead.) Sure, Dave had a good job, but he had earned his place in life. What’s the line on Jeff – and I forget who said it – he was born on third and thought he hit a triple? I don’t know Jeff but I know rich people’s kids, and they almost always are completely out of touch.

From the little time I spent with Dave I know him to be family man. You’d like the guy.

On the blogger front it was fun to have a playful foil. Dave would give some quote and I would poke fun at it. If Jeff gives the same quote I’m likely to lose my mind. Imagine Jeff telling us about geometry. We’d go bananas. With Dave I could just goof on the statement.

I’m trying to think of analogies. I don’t think either of us is the Joker or Lex Luthor so none of those comparisons make sense…but now I feel like I have no Yang to my Yin. Wikipedia explains it…

Yin and yang are actually complementary, not opposing, forces, interacting to form a whole greater than either separate part; in effect, a dynamic system. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation.

So if nobody is there to say sales are gangbusters, then I have no post to write.

If nobody is there to say Opening Day sales are strong, then it’s harder for me to write a playful column observing that I can buy 12 seats in a row. Like this…

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By the way notice Opening Day tickets are now $50. I guess the market didn’t support $63.

Anyway..I need Dave. Dave is fun. Jeff will just bring out rage in me.

Kirk needs his Klingons. Pac-Man needs ghosts. Mets Police needs someone to chop-bust.

I have issues.

Anyways, congrats to Dave Howard on what seems like a great gig. May whoever fills the void be as good a sport.

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Shannon Shark @metspolice

Shannon Shark is the founder of MetsPolice.com, tweets as @metspolice, is an avid fan of Lee Mazzilli and Daniel Murphy, hates black uniforms and is the author of "Send The Beer Guy" available at Amazon.com. #imwith28

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3 Responses

  1. verceman says:

    Good post. That is Eddie Vedder’s quote, on Pearl Jam’s ‘Bushleaguer’.

    Though it may be a reference to someone else who said it earlier, of course.

  2. PittsburghMets says:

    Bye Dave! BTW, It seems as though you can’t get 12 together in the Promenade Reserved you highlight. Seems as though it’s down to 8, though I wonder if they implemented a little software code so the situation isn’t as embarrassing. I’m glad I can still get 12 in a row in Promenade Infield, Row 4 no less! :-)

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