Stadium Page is a great website if you are looking for pictures of the old and new stadiums.
Here’s one that they posted that will make you cry:
Below is a picture from Newsday of the unnecessary clonish stadium on the north side of 161.
So I was thinking about the Wilpons and how much Jeff annoys me, and how little the franchise has accomplished since Frank Cashen got old.
Then I thought about how the 2009 Mets are no better than the 2008 team.
Let’s compare Opening Day 2008 to 2009:
2B Castillo vs Nobody, Anybody. So far the 2Bman is still Castillo. That doesn’t make the 2009 Mets any better.
3B The Captain
LF Angel Pagan. Remember him? He was scrappy for two months. This year’s LFer is um er somebody I guess. A rookie platoon? Miracle Tatis II?
RF Ryan Church. Let’s hope Church is over his concussions.
C Schneider vs Schneider/usual suspects.
So there’s the lineup. No better because nothing has changed.
2008 P: Santana, 4 Inning Pedro, Maine, Pelfrey, Perez and Wagner
2009 P: Santana, Maine, Pelfrey and um er some other guys and K-Rod.
Wagner was an All-Star so how much better could K-Rod be. I think that one’s a wash at best (although in theory K-Rod doesn’t miss September and if he does Putz can close).
So same lineup, two starters short and better in the 8th inning. What makes them think they’ll beat the World Champion Phillies this season?
I think it’s time for a change, and the change should be the unsuccessful General Manager, but more on that tomorrow.
This post about Michael Kay got a lot of attention. One of the things I brought up was my suspicion that Kay doesn’t like like the regular folks.
I don’t know where Kay stays or doesn’t stay when on the road. For all I know he stays on a friend’s couch and walks to the stadium. Bob Raissman wrote in today’s news about some other announcers:
Does the cost-cutting at networks extend to the lavish perks enjoyed by marquee sports voices?
For example, take NBC Sports. Those who traveled here for Sunday night’s Panthers-Giants tilt have to stay somewhere. Believe me, Al Michaels ain’t flopping at no Motel 6 in Piscataway. A man of Al-Exigente’s stature is more likely to take his wakeup calls at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan.
The dude probably checked into a suite Thursday night. Four nights in a Season’s suite cost $12,485.25 (including tax). That’s living la-la-large – Daddy-O.
Again, maybe Kay sleeps in a tent on the street, what do I know? I do know Kay said on his radio show that paying $10 a seat is the same as paying $25 a seat so I’m guessing he isn’t as affected by the economy as you are.
By the way I actually like Kay on the radio – but he’s out of touch on this one.
Raissman also mentioned Lee Mazzilli may get a job with the new MLB Network. Cool.
Also this week, Metspolice.com got some attention about this: Alleged Racist Angels Fans who don’t seem to upset that K-Rod left
We announced the Greatest Met of the 1990’s and don’t forget I Hate The Jets.
I love the Jets.
They never dissapoint me.
Whenever Jets fans get uppity and think they will win the Super Bowl, the Same Old Jets manage to suck against bad teams. Losses to the 49ers and Seattle?! Chad Pennington going to win the AFC East? Awesome!
Same Old Third Place Jets. Hahahahahaha.
Hey Brett, the team in green is Seattle.
Oh, in case you didn’t realize it: I Hate The Jets I wasn’t too far off when I said this.
As you enjoy Arizona’s miraculous 49 point comeback, you are not seeing SF 17-STL 16 in the final minute. Why switch there when they can show is Tony Siragusa shenanigans.