Not for nothing, but does MLB merchandising have to try and capitalize on every friggin’ opportunity to make a dollar. I am a red-blooded American, but do we have to be pimped for every holiday possible? On a weekend where the Mets are playing the NL East rival Phillies, the last thing I want to see is a Mets player in a red hat. I’m sure the “corporate” bloggers of the world absolutely love the idea, but the small guys of the world, like myself, absolutely hate it. While we still have a voice, we will use it – It is stupid! Give me a break. It’s bad enough that we barely get to see our guys in the traditional blue caps, now I have to see green hats on St. Patrick’s Day, red hats for 4th of July weekend (instead of just the one day) – enough is enough.
Speaking of red – the Mets were shelled tonight 7-2. Livan stunk, the bullpen did not. The Mets hit, but not at the right time. It’s only one game – I mean that. Funny, the Phillies don’t play this solid against no other team, this year, but bring it up a level against the Mets. Utley is hitting 30 points below Wright, but you couldn’t convince me of that. It would have been nice to have Ollie for this series, but then again you never know which Perez would have shown up. Good to see the Mets not lie down like dogs. Interesting that Madsen was sent in with a 5 run lead after getting punked against the Braves last night. Finally, glad that Jerry did not save Frankie for this game!!
posted by Gene Anthony