>Apparently ESPN’s skyline shots on NYC that they use during broadcasts aren’t live but rather canned shots that were taken who knows when. Deceive the public in one thing, how do we know what else they are deceiving their viewers with.
Apparently ESPN’s skyline shots on NYC that they use during broadcasts aren’t live but rather canned shots that were taken who knows when. Deceive the public in one thing, how do we know what else they are deceiving their viewers with.
That’s a good line for a 2 game series. Toss in 2 homeruns and it’s a great line. Yes, Jose Reyes had a very good weekend as far as his stats go.
But the question is, should Reyes, the Mets leadoff hitter for (presumably) the next several years, be swinging for the fences?
Yes, chicks dig the long ball – we’ve heard that refrain for years. It’s that kind of attitude that brought on the steroid era. But for a SS that you are relying on to get on base, utilize his speed, and start rallies, a good manager would make sure he was swinging down, not up.
Reyes will hit his share of homeruns – however if he gets enamored wth swinging for the fences then he is in trouble. In the top of the 4th inning with 2 out and the bases loaded Reyes came to bat. On the very first pitch Reyes swung up and lifted a shallow fly ball to left to end the inning. All I could think of at that moment was Lou Brown telling Willie Mays Hayes to give him 20 every time he popped out.
Reyes has an amazing amount of talent, but over the last 2 years he has shown evidence that he thinks he is a power hitter. Where’s Lou Brown when we need him?
To me this was a perfect time for a manager to get up and get behind his player – show some fire and passion. Willie did come out, said a few words, and then went back in to the dugout.
That’s it?? You’re struggling former All-Star first-baseman was just ROBBED of a 3-run homerun and you just shake your head?
Meanwhile Jerry Manuel, the Mets bench coach, went ballistic in the dugout, continuing ot yell at the umpires even after Willie had come back to the bench. Jerry was run while Willie continued to shake his head.
I ask you, who would you want backing you up.