Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Two Days.

Two Venues.

Three Steinbrenners.

Four Executives.

One Son in law.

All this and NOBODY can decide what to do with a sure fire Hall of Fame manager who was already told he would be fired?

This must all be some big gag. Brian, Joe, the Steinbrenner's and co. must have spent the past two days smoking cigars and sipping cocktails while laughing hysterically at the media circus surrounding these meetings. Either that or George has hired "The Bobs" from Office Space (Pictured above with two of the funniest facial expressions I have ever seen) to make all the personnel moves. Otherwise I don't have any other way of explaining how these two days have past without getting anywhere with this issue.

During last night's show I speculated that the decision had already been made to keep Torre, and the only thing left to figure out was how to get around the Boss's ultimatum without the Steinbrenner patriarch losing too much face. Not even that would take this long.

What I find even more insane is this comment made by Brian Cashman, which he just happened to make while he was heading for the airport to go back to New York, since the meetings will apparently continue via conference call. Anyhow, he said "We hold Joe Torre in the highest regard and obviously that's why we are taking the time, and this process is in place to decide what's best moving forward." While I can obviously accept the fact that the more respect you have for someone the more care you would take in deciding their future, but not if it means embarrassing them on a national stage in the process. Let's face it, as crazy as these TWO days with no answers have been it has been a full ELEVEN days since George's threat, and NINE days since the Yankees were sent packing.

There's a growing sentiment that Joe Torre should just tell the Yankees where they can go and what they can do with their meetings and just walk away, and I'm now firmly in agreement.

Run Joe, run as fast as you possibly can. If this is any indication of how big decisions are going to be made in the Post-Boss era, then you don't want any part of it.

Friday, October 05, 2007


I know that I am nothing but a worthless, pathetic Mets fan and therefore have no business whatsoever poking fun at ANY playoff team, so I will try my hardest to stick to the facts and refrain from any excess humor or sarcasm.

With that in mind, here it is plain and simple:

The hopes of the 2007 season, and more importantly the future direction of the greatest sports franchise in history all rests in the hands of Mr. Mercenary, the Rocket roger Clemens.

While it's true that Roger could pitch the game of the century and lead the Bombers to victory, or the bats could simply pound the Tribe into submission only for the club to fall short in games 4 or 5, but that's hardly important now. This is what Roger was brought in here for, this is the game that is supposed to justify the ridiculous salary and Suzyn Waldman's even more ridiculous reaction to his arrival.

Sunday can't come fast enough!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Not Just Your Letters...

For anyone who was not lucky to receive this little piece of correspondence, here was the Mets official response to their fans in the wake of the season's horrible finish:

Dear Mets Fan:

All of us at the Mets are bitterly disappointed in failing to achieve our collective goal of building upon last year's success. We did not meet our organization's expectations -- or yours. Everyone at Shea feels the same range of emotions as you -- our loyal fans -- and we know we have let you down. We wanted to thank you for your record-breaking support of our team this year.

Equally important, Ownership will continue its commitment in providing the resources necessary to field a championship team. Omar will be meeting with Ownership shortly to present his plan on addressing our shortcomings so that we can achieve our goal of winning championships in 2008 and beyond.

You deserve better results.

Many thanks again for your record-breaking support.


Letters, We Get Your Letters

Since I'm going to be pontificating on air at great length tonight from 9PM to 11PM, I figured I'd solicit opinions from our "Friends" on our MySpace page and use them here:

Christine from Syosset writes:

I think it's just sad that they went from 7 games ahead on Sept 12 to losing out on the playoffs completely. It is like they half got so confident they thought it should just be handed to them and then bc of that they just stopped trying. All season long we heard "your season has come" "the team the time" So our season has come to make history for the biggest collapese ever? The team the time to choke? They need to make some major changes though I have no idea what they should be. Watching sundays game was just sad bc after the first inning of 7 runs you watched the mets stop trying. they could have easily comeback and scored 7 or more runs in the game. But they did not they gave up and instead gave the last place Marlins another win, secured phillies spot in the playoffs, and disappointed every single met fan.
Sean from Levittown writes:
The clubhouse had a arrogant attitude that began with Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado. Carlos Delgado must exit from the franchise. His time is up and he is bad for morale.

I'll be updating this posting, as I receive more letters from angry Mets fans.