Damion Easley, Please Enjoy This Free Tour Around The Bases
Willie Randolph called that an ugly game, but frankly, I don't see why. Yes, I know "that pederast Hanrahan"* did everything to help Damion Easley score except validate his parking, but I saw (i) incredible pitching by Figueroa, on whom the Mets will undoubtedly have to rely for a long time (since Pedro won't be back until August); (ii) a H-U-G-E clutch hit from our heretofore-useless first baseman; and (iii) an absolutely ridiculous lock-down performance by the bullpen. All tremendous, tremendous developments. Of course, Willie's the same guy who did everything but tell Angel Pagan he sucked the other day, so why should I really care what he thinks about anything at this point?
(1) Do you people realize that Nelson Figueroa has every vowel in his last name?
(2) Great play by Ronnie Belliard to let the Mets tie the game. Is it just me, or does he look like he just wandered out of a Burger King somewhere and they stuck a bat in his hand? He's like a lazier, less interested Manny Ramirez, as if that were possible. I can't believe he has a World Series ring at our expense. Grrrr.
(3) Speaking of Manny, I flipped on the Yankee game just in time to see him stride to the plate with 2 men on against Mike "Time To Hang 'Em Up!" Mussina, whereupon I turned to Flitgirl and said something to the effect of "He absolutely KILLS the Yankees. Watch this." One pitch later, KABOOM. That was fun.
Editor's note: Just heard on the FAN that Manny is hitting .480 against the Yanks over the past three years. That's four-fucking-eighty. That's ILL.
(4) Thanks to Mets Blog, now we all know that John Maine has a crush on Jennifer Aniston, who he describes as having "soft and natural, girl-next-door looks." He also described Matthew Perry as "super-cute, but it's like you can totally go up and talk to him and everything."
*No, I am not calling Hanrahan a pederast. If you don't know where that quote's from, I pity you. The poor guy's probably being hearing it since he was 5 years old, so I just had to pile on.