Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 6, 2008
This is still one of my favorite sports videos. Randy Johnson, major league pitcher, throws a 95 mph fastball that hits a seagull crossing in front of home plate. I believe the batter is the NY Mets’ Robin Ventura.
The seagull disintegrates – Nothing but feathers! (Talk about timing is everything… Dave Winfield eat your heart out!)
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 17, 2008
The NY Mets are in a horrendous place as a major league baseball team.
Lots of talent. Poor effort. Bad attitudes.
Unfortunately, Willie Randolph is not a “fit” for this team. He is a good baseball man, it is just the dynamic of the personalities of the players and Willie, does not work. He must go. Done.
Contributing to the problems is their oh-so-physically-talented shortstop Jose Reyes. He does not hustle and has a bad attitude. He is a cancer. He theoretically is their lead-off hitter, leader, and should be setting the tone of the game. He must go. The Mets can get some talent for him.
Carlos Delgado’s contributions to the team have declined dramatically. He has also exhibited a less than positive attitude. He must go. The Mets can get something for him. An American League team can use him.
These are the first steps to the Mets getting back on track. They will still have good talent and pitching. New fresh leadership. And less problems with attitudes.
Note: Willie Randolph was fired between the time this was written and posted. Best of luck Willie. The Mets were not a good fit for you.
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 16, 2008
The Daily News reports Jason Giambi wears thong when in slump, shares it with teammates
OK. Athletes are superstitious. Creatures of habit. It happens. We all saw the movie Major Leagues.
Do you know what’s on your way? Can you imagine the taunting you, and your teammates are going to receiving at Shea and Fenway? What were you thinking? Or did the steriods go to your mind?
And it’s one thing to admit your wearing a gold lamé, tiger-stripe thong under your uniform, but you “out’d” your teammates Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Johnny Damon, Robin Ventura, and Robinson Cano.
Notes to Giambi’s teammates, do not share any information with Giambi that you don’t want in the press:
- Don’t tell him if you are dating more than one woman.(Derek)
- Don’t tell him if you are considering asking to be traded
- Don’t tell him if you tried a performance enhancing drug
- Don’t tell him if you don’t like Joe Girardi or Hank Steinbrenner
- Don’t tell him if you missed curfew
- Don’t tell him anything….
No code. No honor.
This potentially extremely long season just got longer for you and your teammates.
Hey Babe – What size thong do you wear?
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 16, 2008
Baseball is a great sport. Hate the Yankees as much as you want. The salaries. Whatever. But the Yankees always have heart.
The Mets will not “win” until they get rid of Jose Reyes (among others). He is an example of a player with all the physical talent in the world. Physically he is a hall of famer. Psychologically he belongs in double-a.
He is a head case and does not hustle. Remember his not running out balls the end of last year. That “record setting” last year.
It starts at the top. The hustle and attitude starts there. The Mets need a Lenny Dykstra type at the top… Perhaps they should get a team psychologist.
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 8, 2008
To Boston Red Sox and NY Mets fans who feel Derek Jeter is overrated…
For years Boston Red Sox fans hate and scream obscenities at Derek Jeter. My favorite is a saying on a t-shirt that is sold around the corner from Fenway… “Jeter Swa????s”. Kudos. Funny. Creative.
The Mets fans whining that Jeter is overrated. That’s simply the green-eyed monster in Flushing. (Great finish last year boys.)
Jeter will be a 1st ballot Hall Of Famer…lifetime .310+ hitter… 3-time Gold Glove Winner…. 4-time World Series winner… 8-time All Star…
In addition to Jeter’s World Series rings, All Star trophies, Gold Gloves, money, etc… he has dated, or been connected with, 6 of the top 100 models on Maxim’s Top Model List.
We never again want to hear that Derek Jeter is overrated! All the stats, trophies and now the women!!! Case Closed.
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