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Friday, July 30, 2004

The Official Mets Fan Self-Immolation Thread

For those of you who can’t bear to continue. (Thanks to Gold Star For Robot Boy for the idea.)

The definitely immoral Eric Enders Posted: July 30, 2004 at 11:44 PM | 867 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   801. Stormy JE Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:09 AM (#5665112)
I'm immolating...
"Money in the banana stand?" It's been a while since I heard that line...
   802. PreservedFish Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:15 AM (#5665116)
No immolation for me this year. Had zero expectations going into the season.
   803. Lassus Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:16 AM (#5665117)
Oh joy. What now then, Harvey back to the rotation, or someone else?

I think I heard Keith and Ron say they thought it would be Lugo, but just as baseless speculation.
   804. Lassus Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:16 AM (#5665118)
No immolation for me this year. Had zero expectations going into the season.

Reasonable. I'm sadly not that strong.
   805. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:21 AM (#5665123)
I love this thread.
   806. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:31 AM (#5665136)
You're a wonderful, compassionate humanitarian, Sam...
   807. PreservedFish Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:36 AM (#5665141)
The truth is I've been kind of numb since Luis Castillo dropped that pop-up.
   808. Stormy JE Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:52 AM (#5665164)
The truth is I've been kind of numb since Luis Castillo dropped that pop-up.
Worst. Ballpark. Experience. Ever.
   809. Lassus Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:58 AM (#5665175)
Worst. Ballpark. Experience. Ever.

I was working at MLBAM that night. That was also very, very, very bad.
   810. PreservedFish Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:06 AM (#5665181)
I was watching in my apartment in Noe Valley, and after the game I walked zombie-like to a favorite burrito spot, for food comfort, and there I saw another guy wearing a Mets hat, and we just look at each other and shook our heads. Honestly, that day was a sea change in my fanhood, since then I've been unable to reach the heights of emotional investment that I was once capable of. Even when the Mets lost the world series, even when Duda threw that ball away, it caused me no more than a few minutes of pain. I think it's better this way, to be honest, but it wasn't a conscious decision, it's a post-traumatic coping mechanism.
   811. Howie Menckel Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:12 AM (#5665186)

ABORT! ABORT! ABORT!

10:45 AM ET

Jacob deGrom's MRI on his hyperextended right elbow revealed no ligament damage, the Mets announced on Thursday morning. The ace right-hander has been cleared to prepare for his next start, but he will be monitored for soreness and other potential setbacks.
   812. Stormy JE Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:12 AM (#5665187)
I think it's better this way, to be honest, but it wasn't a conscious decision, it's a post-traumatic coping mechanism.
Might that perspective change again the next time the Mets win the World Series?
   813. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:13 AM (#5665190)
Nothing to see here...everything is fine...everything. is. fine... everything. is. fine...EVERYTHING! IS! FINE!

Is it just me or does this remind anybody of Syndergaard's refused MRI last year?


EDIT: Frosty brew to Howie.
   814. PreservedFish Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:16 AM (#5665196)
Might that perspective change again the next time the Mets win the World Series?


I think that if they had won 2015 series while I would have enjoyed it hugely, obviously, it wouldn't have been quite as intensely satisfying because I am now a bit more emotionally distant from the team.
   815. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:17 AM (#5665197)
810

Honestly, that day was a sea change in my fanhood, since then I've been unable to reach the heights of emotional investment that I was once capable of.


I've had that -- off & on -- since 1992.
   816. Lassus Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:29 AM (#5665207)
Jacob deGrom's MRI on his hyperextended right elbow revealed no ligament damage, the Mets announced on Thursday morning. The ace right-hander has been cleared to prepare for his next start, but he will be monitored for soreness and other potential setbacks.

You can't give him one ####### start off, really?
   817. Howie Menckel Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:39 AM (#5665220)
what could go wrong?
   818. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:44 AM (#5665222)
You can't give him one ####### start off, really?


Well, I trust Mickey/Eiland on this a helluva lot more than I ever trusted Collins/Warthen, so there's that.
   819. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 03, 2018 at 11:55 AM (#5665234)

You can't give him one ####### start off, really?


Skipping a start would seem prudent. Give Harvey a go.
   820. Stormy JE Posted: May 03, 2018 at 12:02 PM (#5665246)
Give Harvey a go.
I don't like you anymore.
   821. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 03, 2018 at 04:04 PM (#5665566)
I'll be at the Saturday and Sunday games, so if you see someone go up in flames during the game you can probably guess who it is. At least I'll have a Cespedes gnome.
   822. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 03, 2018 at 04:27 PM (#5665602)
Reasonable. I'm sadly not that strong.


Just when I thought I was out, they keep pulling me back in!
   823. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 06, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5667259)
   824. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 10, 2018 at 09:46 AM (#5669888)
Oh, Mickey, you're so blind...
   825. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 10, 2018 at 10:25 AM (#5669911)
It figures that after they get a win to bust a losing streak, the starting pitcher the next day for the opposition is named Luis Castillo. I don't believe in bad omens; but if I did, that would be one.
   826. Hysterical & Useless Posted: May 10, 2018 at 10:58 AM (#5669935)
Honestly, that day was a sea change in my fanhood, since then I've been unable to reach the heights of emotional investment that I was once capable of.

I've had that -- off & on -- since 1992.



1988 for me. Beat the Dodgers like a drum all year, then lose in 7 after taking a 2-1 lead in games and having game 5 all but won. Didn't sleep at all that night. Stupid way for a so-called adult to live.

Nowadays wouldn't make much difference, I never sleep well regardless. Maybe it's time to start caring again.
   827. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 10, 2018 at 11:06 AM (#5669942)
The most traumatizing period for me was probably 2006-2009. I remember being disappointed in 87 and 88 though even though I was 8 and 9.
   828. Lassus Posted: May 18, 2018 at 06:42 PM (#5675397)
HEY NOW!
It was worse than the Mets feared.

Juan Lagares will likely miss the rest of the season after completely tearing the plantar plate in his big toe. Lagares suffered the injury banging into the wall Wednesday chasing a Gio Urshela fly ball in the Mets’ loss to the Blue Jays.

Initial X-rays were negative, but an MRI revealed the extent of the injury.

The injury further weakens the Mets’ outfield after Yoenis Cespedes was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday with a mild strain of his right hip flexor.
WHEEEEE!
   829. Howie Menckel Posted: May 18, 2018 at 07:25 PM (#5675403)
I expect Timo Perez to be brought in as OF depth
   830. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 23, 2018 at 08:47 AM (#5677923)
just wanted to post that Matt Harvey has a 2.57 era and a 0.929 WHIP with the Reds
   831. Lassus Posted: May 23, 2018 at 08:53 AM (#5677924)
Well done.
   832. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 23, 2018 at 09:25 AM (#5677951)
Thank you. Though, I see Mesoraco is slugging well over .500...
   833. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 23, 2018 at 10:53 AM (#5678016)
I encourage the Reds to pay Harvey/Boras at the end of the season. I'm sure that will work out well.
   834. Adam Starblind Posted: May 23, 2018 at 11:03 AM (#5678028)
Lagares suffered the injury banging into the wall Wednesday chasing a Gio Urshela fly ball in the Mets’ loss to the Blue Jays.


He tore a ligament stubbing his toe??? METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   835. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 23, 2018 at 11:14 AM (#5678041)
Now Cespedes isn't coming off the DL right away either. Gonna be running that AAAA lineup out there for another couple weeks it looks like.
   836. Adam Starblind Posted: May 23, 2018 at 04:11 PM (#5678384)
Yet they're 24-20. Not exactly immolation territory. Just disappointing given the way the year started.

Hopefully they can hang on until some of their major leaguers come back.
   837. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 29, 2018 at 02:58 PM (#5681521)
And Noah Syndergaard hits the DL with a strained ligament in his right index finger.

See yooooouuuuu...in Septeeeeembeeeer....
   838. formerly dp Posted: May 29, 2018 at 03:28 PM (#5681563)
Injured playing Fortnight?
   839. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 30, 2018 at 10:18 AM (#5682095)
Add Matz to the pile. And another walkoff loss to Atlanta.

That's 5 games this past week that could've (should've) been wins that weren't. They could (should) be 10 games over .500
   840. formerly dp Posted: May 30, 2018 at 10:37 AM (#5682119)
Yeah this is shitty & depressing. But Robles & Ramos are both down, and Swarzak is taking his damn sweet time coming back, *and* Blevins is broken, so this is where we are.

At least the offense is working a little--don't know if anyone expected Nimmo to be slugging over .500. The consensus earlier in the season seemed to be A-Gon to the bench and Bruce to 1B, but A-Gon is outhitting Bruce by a decent margin right now (and Dom Smith is just sucking a tailpipe in Vegas). Amed's hitting .313/.353/.594 in his last 10.
   841. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 30, 2018 at 10:41 AM (#5682126)
26-26. 110 games left in the season. To get to 90 they need to go 64-46. If they get healthy and stay there it is not unpossible.
   842. formerly dp Posted: May 30, 2018 at 10:47 AM (#5682133)
If they get healthy and stay there it is not unpossible.
The problem is they're trending in the opposite direction..
   843. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 30, 2018 at 10:55 AM (#5682146)
As much as it seems like injuries are contagious sometimes, they are not. It doesn't appear that either Noah's or Matz's injury is serious, and I think Frazier and Cespedes will be back soon. Some changes need to be made for sure, and I definitely feel like the last week of games has been water torture; but in reality I think this team will play good baseball when they are all healthy again. I hope LOL
   844. formerly dp Posted: May 30, 2018 at 11:13 AM (#5682168)
The issue with Cespedes and Frazier is that these things could linger for a while, even after they're back. Frazier though said he's taking advice from Reyes about returning too soon and reinjuring, which is a good sign. Just as long as he closes his ears if Jose starts offering hitting tips...
   845. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 30, 2018 at 11:28 AM (#5682191)
Nats-Braves this weekend should be very interesting. It is definitely frustrating that Jose is still on this team. I hope he is the first one gone when Frazier returns.
   846. zack Posted: May 30, 2018 at 06:38 PM (#5682626)
Has Citi Field finally become self-aware? And, at least for Metsdom, to know thyself is to loathe thyself.
   847. , Posted: May 30, 2018 at 07:05 PM (#5682634)
Having your stadium burn is a good thing in the NL East.
   848. Howie Menckel Posted: May 30, 2018 at 07:30 PM (#5682646)
MGR Mickey Calloway told media today "I haven't slept for a week" and "we've hit rock bottom."

if one of the veteran beat guys had interrupted him and said, "You must be new here," he'd never have had to pay for a beer in Queens ever again.
   849. Adam Starblind Posted: June 26, 2018 at 06:46 PM (#5700126)
#OmarsTeam
   850. Howie Menckel Posted: June 26, 2018 at 06:54 PM (#5700133)
updating 848: the Mets, since their manager claimed they had hit "rock bottom," have gone 5-19
   851. Stormy JE Posted: June 26, 2018 at 06:55 PM (#5700134)
Yeah, how the hell did Omar find his way back to Queens? Too bad we can't stick him inside the first base coaching box, as there's already a GM reject positioned there.
   852. This is going to be state of the art wall Posted: June 26, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5700222)
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This season the #Mets will pay Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248

This season the #Yankees will pay Aaron Judge & Luis Severino a combined total of $1,227,275
   853. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: July 01, 2018 at 07:24 PM (#5703353)
Just wanted to drop in and say that Matt Harvey threw 5 2/3 shutout innings against the first-place Brewers today. Era down to 3.86 as a Red.
   854. Adam Starblind Posted: July 01, 2018 at 07:47 PM (#5703356)
Just wanted to drop in and say that Matt Harvey threw 5 2/3 shutout innings against the first-place Brewers today. Era down to 3.86 as a Red.


It doesn't matter. Headcase never would have done that as a Met.
   855. Adam Starblind Posted: September 13, 2018 at 09:08 PM (#5744079)
This thread started 9 days after David Wright's first game.
   856. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2018 at 10:54 PM (#5744143)
I was going to object to this being an inappropriate time to revive this legendary thread.

but..... carry on
   857. Banta Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:41 AM (#5744287)
I was always disappointed at myself that I didn't post in this thread when it first went up. I was reading this site for sure (I may have Ackbared a time or two back when we weren't being tracked). So today I wanted to see how early I did post in this thread... Shocked it was still 2005! Cripes. What a life.

Happy sails, Mr. Wright. It's been a pleasure.
   858. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:08 AM (#5744327)
Wow. The start of this thread predates my join date by nearly half a year, though I'm pretty positive I monitored it before that as a non-Primate, mainly because Kazmir's debut as a Ray property came here in Montgomery (in a game I attended). That was the franchise's first year; the roster included the likes of Joey Gathright & Melvin Upton. Also James Shields, who obviously is older than I realized.
   859. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:17 AM (#5744336)
This thread started 9 days after David Wright's first game.


Amazin'!
   860. Lassus Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:26 AM (#5744345)
Happy sails, Mr. Wright. It's been a pleasure.

I hope that game is a sellout.
   861. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM (#5744351)
Happy sails, Mr. Wright. It's been a pleasure.

I hope that game is a sellout.


All indications are that it is already. Wayne Randazzo on the radio broadcast of game 1 yesterday was saying SRO was going for a pretty penny.

I already had tickets as part of my season plan, so YAY ME!
   862. Swoboda is freedom Posted: September 14, 2018 at 02:44 PM (#5744494)
Happy sails, Mr. Wright. It's been a pleasure.

I wish him well, but wonder what is his long term prognosis for being able to live a pain free non athletic life.
   863. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 02:52 PM (#5744499)

Glad to see that I posted on the first page of the thread...and then didn't post on it again for 11 years :)

Anyway, I'm pretty sure the game is sold out now. I bought tickets to the Sunday game a few days ago, thinking that if Wright came back it would be for the last game of the season, not the penultimate game. At that time, tickets in the section I bought were going for about $50 each on Stubhub. After the announcement they were going for closer to $500 apiece.
   864. Meatwad Posted: September 15, 2018 at 01:29 AM (#5744767)
So this thread is going to last longer than Wrights career. Thats so mets
   865. Hysterical & Useless Posted: September 15, 2018 at 07:14 AM (#5744774)
Alas, didn't have my computer when I heard of the announcement, so this morning was the first I could check tickets. Standing room currently $131 and up on StubHub. Would love to be there to give DW many standing Os, but not if every O I give is a standing one, unless it's only $50 or so.


Anybody besides Charley going to the game?
   866. Howie Menckel Posted: September 15, 2018 at 09:53 AM (#5744797)
I'll be there
   867. Hysterical & Useless Posted: September 15, 2018 at 10:05 AM (#5744800)
Then you're cheering double, okay?
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