Congrats to MLB for its new MLBlog look!
Amazine has a new look too, it will just take a while to become evident. After all, life is short, but baseball is long. (With or without Steve Trachsel!) As Red Sox fan and author Stephen King once wrote, “We’re baaaaack!”
It should be a fairly exciting World Series year for the reinvigorated Mets who are just coming back up to the surface from their own private post-disaster hells. Fortunately they found a bottle of smelling salts called Eau de Santana and are feeling fine. Clearly they have either the best or the worst starting pitching in the Majors, depending on which way the wind of injury luck blows this year. If you want to know how great a season it will be in 08, DO NOT I repeat DO NOT look at last year’s stats for the pitchers. Some were trying to lull the opposition into a false sense of security. They will all have career years and the excitement of the post season will insure them all a PO Box in Cooperstown if not a plaque. Omar, if you are reading this (I know you’re out there) PLEASE administer to some of these old guys some glutathione products, you know those undenatured powdered extracts filled with fresh thermolabiles! Yes, you know what I mean. We don’t want injuries messing up our pipe dreams from the late sixties of pennant feverishness.
And if you need wins, no one will blame you for feeding on the now-feeble Cardinals, even in their own bird house by the river. Wins are where you find them.
Let’s go Mets! And if you want a complete literary and humor filled account of the saga that was 2006, please let me know. I have an ebook for you.