Monday, March 5, 2012
Another Pleasant Valley Fever, or Fungo vs. Fungal
By S. Chilcott
The Baseball Gods (great band name, BTW) are REALLY scraping the bottom of the barrel (I hope) for new and exciting ways to humiliate the Mets.
Spring Valley Fever? Really? Ike Davis may be cursed due to his Yankee genes or his Mets uniform, take your pick. He’ll probably be fine, but Monday’s headlines-Wright’s on the bench and Ike’s on a virtual gurney-do not bode well; who’s going to fill their cleats? One scroll through the Daily New’s 2012 Mets’ Spring Training Portraits show that there’s no one already there to do so!
Aside from the “portraits” which show our heroes looking like MLB’s window lickers, there’s not much content to make one content. What, you think Lucas Duda is going to pull a Jeremy Lin at Citi Field this year? Kingman, please. Quicksand goes in one direction, people.
On 2nd-Let’s go to trial! Or… The Devil You Know-
“U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff refused to dismiss the suit, ruling that the trustee, Irving Picard, can proceed to trial on three counts against Fred and Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz and their partners in Sterling Equities and can claim as much as $83.3 million in “fictitious profits” without a trial.” New York Daily News-03/05/12
So-maybe the Sterling (Equities) silver lining here is that the Coupons will have to sell the team after all; their promise last month that they will own the team a very long time could prove that they are as inept at making guarantees as they are at running a team. Either way, for the rooting interested, it’s just more “what next?” instead of just plain baseball.