Zorro III: The Betrayal of Zorro
Once upon a time, deep in the hills of Mexico, there lived a mysterious man whose passion for wine and women was only rivaled by his passion for swash-buckling. His name - "Zorro" - was whispered with quiet reverence by the simple pueblo farmers. For many years, he ruled the land with quiet dignity. But soon, his evil brother - a man they called Javier - began his own rise to prominence. One day, the two brothers met face-to-face on the battlefield. Swords were drawn. Tempers flared. And....Zorro was easily tagged out by Javier trying for an inside-the-park home run. But Zorro did not despair, for although Javier may have won the battle, it was Zorro's army that would win the war. And all would be right with the land.
In other news:
(1) Traxx is the most maddeningly consistent mediocre pitcher maybe of all time. He's now thrown up 2 pretty good starts in a row. Now he's due for one more good one, then three straight stinkeroos. Stay tuned.
(2) Praise Jebus for Nady's performance last night. I really like the guy, and I did not want a controversy brewing on whether 'Stings should have his job. I think 'Stings is all but demoted at this point, which is not a bad thing.
(3) Good to see that David "Shrek" Weathers is alive and well and still getting shelled.
(4) Interesting game last night: The defending champs absolutely annihilated the Cardinals, 20-6. That's the same Cards team that's supposed to be the Mets' only real competition in the NL. Hmm...
Finally, go Willie!
Willie Randolph settled into a chair in an interview room, responded to an inquiry about Cliff Floyd's health, then faced a zinger of a second question.
"You were 9-1 on your last road trip. You dropped three of your last four at home. How can you explain this?" a television reporter asked in a serious tone.
"Wow," Randolph replied, startled by the directness. "We lost three out of four. You think we should mortgage the team or something like that?"
Why is he trying to make me actually like him? I hate that.