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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mike Francesa Says Ike Davis Is Slumping Because Of “Jungle Fever”

Sciorra one for Francesspool!

Mets first baseman Ike Davis has looked terrible all year. He missed some time in spring training with a mysterious ailment—doctors identified Valley Fever, a lung infection—and, after a torrid stretch at the end of spring, OPSed .550 in April and .439 in May. There’s plenty of talk of sending him to the minors to fix his problems.

What are those problems, anyway? David Schoenefield says Ike can’t hit the outside pitch. Bill Petti says pitchers won’t throw him fastballs.

And Mike Francesa, the WFAN eminence, says it just might be the “jungle fever.”

Repoz Posted: May 23, 2012 at 06:31 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: media, mets

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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 23, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4138985)
I knew this was all Spike Lee's fault.
   2. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: May 23, 2012 at 07:27 PM (#4138987)
Sciorra one for Francesspool!

I got this one! Yes!

   3. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: May 23, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4138992)
He was only joking because he didn't realize "Ike Davis" referred to the player we all know as Isaac Benjamin Davis.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 23, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4138995)
Ike Davis has new at-bat music!
   5. DA Baracus, Braves Intern Posted: May 23, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4138999)
This wouldn't have happened if he had fungiblity.
   6. Guapo Posted: May 23, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4139015)
   7. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: May 23, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4139024)
Francessa thought "valley fever" was a joke and hung up on the disease.

EDIT: What has been the explanation of Ike's hot streak toward the end of spring training, other than "It's spring training?"
   8. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: May 23, 2012 at 08:43 PM (#4139027)
Sciorra one for Francesspool!

Awesome.
   9. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: May 23, 2012 at 09:01 PM (#4139037)
Sciorra one for Francesspool!

"Poor you!"
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: May 23, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4139071)

The fun part is that none of us would be immune to such a malaprop given all that air time. Perfectly fair opportunity for a light moment of, "wow, I need a day off" or some such amusement.

not from this guy, though. always backpedaling, as noted re the Al Albuqerque event last fall....

   11. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 23, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4139078)
I knew this was all Spike Lee's fault.

Probably is, but that's still one great movie.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: May 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4139092)
Well, he's definitely in a funk.
   13. Addison Russell T. Davies (chris h.) Posted: May 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM (#4139228)
Well, he's definitely in a funk.

HAH!
   14. Addison Russell T. Davies (chris h.) Posted: May 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM (#4139229)
Dupe.
   15. depletion Posted: May 24, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4139474)
At what point do you play Lucas Duda at 1B and Mike Baxter in the outfield? Sometime soon? Never, ever?

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