Enjoying the Game

No official post today as I was out enjoying the weather and the Mets game. Hillary Swank was sitting five seats over from us and Pelfry took a no-no into the seventh but we lost! Oh well, enjoy the shots – the quality is low as they are from my phone. I scored a ball from Castro after the seventh inning and I hear we were on TV but I can’t confirm until I get back home.

Front row seats rock – that’s for sure!

A Few Good Men, Clemens Style

Enjoy on this cold Saturday in NY!

Clemens: You want answers?

Congressman: I think I’m entitled to them.

Clemens: You want answers?

Congressman: I want the truth!

Clemens: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has baseballs. And those balls have to be hit by men with bats. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Congressman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for steroids and you curse HGH. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that HGH, while illegal, probably sells tickets. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, sells tickets…You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that mound. You need me on that mound. We use words like fastall, slider, splitfinger…we use these words as the backbone to a life spent playing a sport. You use ‘em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and falls asleep to the Sportscenter clips I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a bat and dig in. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!

Congressman: Did you order the HGH?

Clemens: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.

Congressman: Did you order the HGH?

Clemens: You’re god damn right I did!!

WORLD CHAMPION NY GIANTS

GO G-MEN, you are best this year!
The Pats were good but they finished with 18 wins and 1 GIANT LOSS!

“The relentless Giants rolled to a Super Bowl championship – and now they’ll roll up the Canyon of Heroes.

Tomorrow’s ticker-tape parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Battery Place, head north on Broadway to Chambers Street, and be followed by a ceremony at City Hall Plaza, where the team is to be honored by Mayor Bloomberg and a host of officials.” – NY Post

I will be there to celebrate the best team in the NFL on this Championship day! Boo-hoo to the class-less Belichick – have fun with Congress!

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The peak rating between 9:30 and 10 was 47.8, with a whopping 105.7 million viewers, more than a third of all Americans.

Super Bowl XLII was watched by an average of 97.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s “fast national” estimates, making it the most-watched American sports event ever, easily surpassing the 94.1 million for Super Bowl XXX between the Steelers and Cowboys in Arizona 12 years ago.

Fox was working Monday afternoon to determine exactly where the game ranked in the history of all sports and entertainment programs. The M*A*S*H finale in 1983 was seen by an estimated 106 million people, No. 1 on the list.

The game attracted 43.2 percent of households and 65 percent with a TV in use, making it the highest-rated Super Bowl since the Rams-Titans game in 2000 (43.3/67).

Let’s Go GIANTS

Let’s get it on – 6:30 Tonight. My dog Bob fully supports the G-Men!

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The NY Mets Blow It!

Well, the season is over! The MUTS, I mean METS will now go down in history as the team with the largest blown lead in the history of baseball. They were up by 7 games with 17 to go and blew it all!

I give my valuable time, energy and passion – all for nothing! Several bums on this 2007 team!

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My Grades and thoughts:

  • GM – Omar Minaya: F, get a clue and get some pitching next year, don’t rely on a bunch of over the hill and inexperienced players. Can we PLEASE make a move instead of sitting on our hands in the offseason and at the trading deadline.
  • Manager – Willie Randolph: C-, he can only play with the hand dealt by Omar so he gets a better grade than his GM. However, he needs to learn how to manage the pitching staff and bullpen a lot better. Looks like he really paid attention to Joe Torre when using the bullpen (Joe’s weakest trait as a manager). Willy’s job is safe; overall I like him as the manager of the Mets!
  • C – Paul LoDuca: B-, He only gets a grade this high because he was one of the few to produce in September and has the heart of a champion. Too bad others in this club-house lack that heart. I would bring him back for 2008.
  • 1B – Carlos Delgado: F, He’s shot, done! I could care less if he never put on this uniform again (get him out of town). I doubt he could hit a beach ball if thrown down the middle of the plate in 2007. I can’t remember watching a player that chocked so much in one season during so many big at-bats. I wish I could ship this guy and his contract elsewhere! It’s time for a career in beer-league softball (he might be able to catch up with those pitches).
  • 2B – Luis Castillo: B+, I liked this trade and would enjoy watching him play a full season in a Mets uniform. He would score an A if he could hit a little better (rather than attempt so many failed bunt base hits).
  • SS – Jose Ryes: C, Started with an excellent first half but was lost at the plate in the second half. I now know why his contract was only half of that of David Wright’s deal. Come-on Reyes, what happened to having a good time and some patience at the plate?
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