April 19, 2006

It's Only April

Last night I overheard a couple of baseball fans talking at a bar, and one said to the other: "I think your boys [the Mets] are going to win 100 games this year." Said baseball fan then went on to explain how the rest of the division is so weak that this is finally the year that the Mets just beat up on everyone.

Without being able to put my obvious biases aside as a Braves fan, for this dude and every other overzealous Mets fan on the planet, I have a few words. Most notably: Calm down, and act like you've been there before. The entire city of New York is abuzz about the Mets, which is great -- except that they've played the majority of their games against the toe jam of the National League (Marlins and Nationals). Excitement is great, but it's also annoying when clearly unwarranted. Particularly to those of us who want the Mets to fail.

Now, if you'll pardon me, I must run -- off to Shea, where first pitch of Mets-Braves is in one hour, 26 minutes.
But first, a couple of thoughts:

-Buried in this article about the shooting of Julius Hodge is a tidbit about Earl Boykins' recent rehab from injury, during which he has been playing tennis. Does the image of Earl Boykins playing tennis strike anyone else as funny? Not that short people can't play tennis, but for some reason I picture him out there with a giant racket running around like a maniac. Come to think of it, Earl is probably pretty tough on the tennis court, being that he's one of the quickest humans on the planet.

-And now some words about one of the craziest humans not on the planet, but at the very least in the NBA: Gilbert Arenas.

Full report on Mets-Braves to follow, unless of course the Braves get demolished and I decide to weep into a pillow instead.


Blogger jimmyrad said...

You picked a good game to go to.

11:41 PM, April 19, 2006  
Anonymous Aimee Berg said...

I'm pretty sure real Mets fans weren't overheating about going 9-2 against Washington, Florida and Milwuakee. The bandwagon is apparently growing, but there's no need for bitterness from Braves fans, just because nobody cares about your team back in the ATL.

11:32 AM, April 20, 2006  

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