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Monday, July 16, 2018

A rival’s struggles may make it even tougher for Mets fans

Of course the Nationals are mired in mediocrity … at a juncture at which the Mets would kill for mediocrity.

The Nats haven’t sufficiently covered for the injury absence (again) of Stephen Strasburg, who will throw a minor league rehabilitation start Sunday, or Murphy, who missed the first two and a half months after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee and has an underwhelming .256/.300/341 line. The Nats’ bullpen, too, has ebbed and flowed; recent arrival Kelvin Herrera barely survived a Mets eighth-inning rally.

Hank Gillette Posted: July 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: new york mets, washington nationals

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   1. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 16, 2018 at 12:31 PM (#5710579)
Yadda yadda yadda... Post: "Ugh. Mets bad. Mets always bad. Even when Mets good, Mets bad."

My running joke BITD was the Post with a screaming 12-point type headline: "JETER HAS A LOUD FART!" tiny sub-head "Mets win World Series."
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 16, 2018 at 12:48 PM (#5710587)
My running joke BITD was the Post with a screaming 12-point type headline: "JETER HAS A LOUD FART!" tiny sub-head "Mets win World Series."
Ha. As if Sir Jeter has ever farted.
   3. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 16, 2018 at 12:56 PM (#5710591)
Good point.
   4. Batman Posted: July 16, 2018 at 01:50 PM (#5710636)
Growing up around Chicago in the 1980's, I was cautiously optimistic that the Cubs or Sox would win the World Series at some point in the next 500 years and, if it happened on a Sunday, the headline would be "Bears Drop to 2-5 After Loss to Vikings" with a small box at the bottom of the page saying "Baseball news: See page 9." Luckily, the Bears haven't maintained their Ditka-era popularity and when the baseball teams did win, it was in the middle of the week for both of them.
   5. McCoy Posted: July 16, 2018 at 02:44 PM (#5710660)
The Cubs were hugely popular in Chicago back in the 80's. The 85 Bears were of course magical and were kind of the first team in Chicago to really take advantage of the new era of media but the city went nuts for the 1984 Cubs and to some degree the 1989 Cubs. IT was the White Sox that got the shaft in the 80's and Blackhawks were the old cliche. 20,000 die hard fans that all have season tickets. There was of course the Sting as well, but nobody cared about them. The missing team was the Bulls and they became a major player in the town in the late 80's.
   6. Blastin Posted: July 16, 2018 at 05:57 PM (#5710792)
Pretty sure Jeter was a big reason why, farts or no, that smaller headline didn't actually occur in 2000.
   7. Bote Man Posted: July 17, 2018 at 06:45 AM (#5711043)
The Nats are fork-worthy, see ya next year. There are rumbles and rumors that they're going after J.T. Realmuto, but what good would that do now? Their starting rotation is in shambles, Harper has turned into a poor man's Adam Dunn, they've been making inexplicable fielding and running blunders...just so many things here and there going wrong that it would take a miracle to right the ship with them 5 games back.
   8. manchestermets Posted: July 17, 2018 at 08:37 AM (#5711072)
Pretty sure Jeter was a big reason why, farts or no, that smaller headline didn't actually occur in 2000.


I don't know about anyone else, but I'm still holding onto my grudge against Timo Perez.
   9. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM (#5711215)
Pretty sure Jeter was a big reason why, farts or no, that smaller headline didn't actually occur in 2000.


I don't know about anyone else, but I'm still holding onto my grudge against Timo Perez.



And Armando Benitez.
   10. Jose Bautista Bobblehead Day Posted: July 17, 2018 at 04:16 PM (#5711388)
And Armando Benitez.
And Mike Crudale.

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