Bobby Valentine Washes His Hands

Bobby Valentine (pictured here in horrible black jersey) has his own blog…and well…looks like he still has a sense of humor. This is on yesterday’s Q&A page:

Sani Hands asked:

Bobby, what is it like when you go to the bathroom in Japan? Are there good places to wash your hands?

As a matter of fact, the answer is yes. I’ve been very fortunate. I guess I don’t have the urge to go to the bathroom spontaneously so I have time to find the right place.

R.I.P. Chad Bowen (1982 – 2008)

Taking a break from policing the Mets for a moment to pass along some sad news.

Chad Bowen died on 4/21/08 just a week shy of what would have been his 26th birthday.

Chad was the winning pitcher in the first game the Brooklyn Cyclones ever played at Jamestown NY on June 19, 2001.

Drafted by the Mets in the 8th round of the 2000 draft, Chad was the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year, Rookie League All-Star SP, and Appalachian League All-Star RHP. He also won the Doubleday Award in 2000 for Player of the Year for Kingsport prior to his time in Brooklyn.

He pitched for 4 years in the Mets organization, 2 of them at Brooklyn. Following his release in 2003 he spent some time playing independent ball before retiring.

According to the obituary he worked at Plumgood Food.

No cause was given for his death.

A 25 year old former Cyclone should be mentioned in the sports pages, not the obituaries.

Back In Black

Heard Howie Rose say Charlie Samuels was running his mouth about the Mets wearing the hideous awful cursed black jerseys over the weekend during both games.
So they trotted the horrible repulsive black jerseys out last night. Well guess what Charlie – if you check the boxscore it doesn’t include the words Santana, Maine or rain – so they lost.
Now they are 3-2 with the appalling ghastly black jerseys – so let’s put them away forever.

I’ll use Wilpon logic – the Brooklyn Dodgers never wore black uniforms and the black might accidentally remind someone of the color of the New York baseball Giants hats – so put them away.

Good Post from Mets Lifers: Mets Ruin Young Talent

The Mets are Good at Ruining Young Talent
The Mets are really good at ruining young talent. We can take the best prospects and dash their hopes and dreams with the best of them. Besides Jose Reyes and David Wright can you name the last young prospects or home grown talent that the Mets have developed into stars?

Cool Link: Metswalkoffs

A good post from another blog, this post about pitching records with cool facts such as:

To put Seaver’s mark of 198 wins as a Mets starter in its proper place: Nelson Figueroa (or even Johan Santana) could win 20 games in each of the next nine seasons, and he’d still trail Seaver in Mets starters wins.

Give him a visit…