Thursday, July 23, 2009

Substitute

Games 88 through 94 - Mets

Braves 5, Mets 3
Braves 11, Mets 0
Mets 5, Braves 1
Braves 7, Mets 1
Mets 6, Nationals 2
Nationals 4, Mets 0
Nationals 3, Mets 1
Record: 44-50


Every day seems to sink the squad a little lower than the day before. Every day the news -- ranging from updates in severity of injuries to Jerry Springer-style reportings about loose cannon members of the organization -- gets worse. And yet there are 68 games left to play.

I'm not going to make it to Citi Field this year. Early this season I was dead sure I'd arrange with cousins and brother-in-law to meet up and hit at least one game, maybe more. What a waste of time and money that would be at this point. I'll pay 8 bucks for box seats to the Norfolk Tides . . . and then lament my investment into the Extra Innings package while I watch nearly every Mets game. It's still the Mets, and it's been dark comedy this season. Dark, uncomfortable, depressing tragi-comedy.

Last night's starting lineup:

A Pagan CF
L Castillo 2B
D Murphy 1B
D Wright 3B
J Francoeur RF
C Sullivan LF
A Berroa SS
B Schneider C
M Pelfrey P

How do you even make fun of that? Worth mentioning that Luis Castillo was quickly supplanted by Fernandogidp Tatisgidp after he argued a pretty clear bobble in the field and was tossed.

Losing 2 of 3 to the Nats . . . wow. Getting shut out by the Nats Tuesday night . . . yikes. Shoulda been shut out by the Nats last night again except for a run plated on a Mets-like idiotic throwing error . . . oh, my.

Much of the Township is getting lynch-mob-like, which is to be expected. But these aren't the Mets. They're stand-ins. It's the touring version of Phantom of the Opera, the one featuring Horatio Sanz and Elizabeth Berkley. When it sucks, you look at the cast and there's not a moment of wondering why. You just wish you could have gotten to see the real deal and wonder how much better that would've been.

7 comments:

killthedh said...

8 bucks, that's pretty good...They charge more for the d-mn Potomac Cannons and by the time you pay for parking you might as well have gone to the Nationals (free parking at RFK)

I'm heading down to E. shore Va. mid-next week if you wanna go (to the Tides). Weds. or Thurs.

killthedh said...

Now THAT was a bad weather week.

Weather was too bad for baseball but I did do a button hook around the Peninsula on my way to the E.S. and rode the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel for the first time (as an adult). Wow. Applied Civil Engineering at its finest.

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