Squawker Lisa and I were in Washington over the weekend. We visited the Smithsonian's American History museum, where Lisa was none too pleased to see Red Sox memorabilia prominently displayed.
Nothing from the Mets made it into the popular culture exhibition. But if the Smithsonian would like to freshen up their display, here are some ideas for Met-themed replacements:
Current: Third base from 2004 World Series
New: Third base missed by Ryan Church
Current: Boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali around 1975, when Ali was heavyweight champion for second time
New: Glove worn by Luis Castillo when he dropped A-Rod's popup
Current: Jerry Seinfeld's puffy shirt
New: Tony Bernazard's shirt
Since I was away this weekend, I did not get to see any of the games. Did the Mets really score 18 runs in two games? I find that hard to believe.
Easier to believe that yet another Met (Gary Sheffield) was about to return, but was put on the DL after the Mets played a man down for a week.
Also easier to believe that Johan Santana again allowed the opposing pitcher to do damage at the plate. A home run by Mike Hampton? Glad I missed that!
But at least Jon Niese was strong in his return to the rotation. And Jeff Francoeur drove in 12 runs on the ten-game road trip, accounting for almost a third of the runs the Mets scored on the trip.
One of the most famous displays in the Smithsonian is of Dorothy's ruby red slippers, which she clicked three times and said, "There's no place like home." Now we get to find out if the same is true for the Mets, with 21 of the next 28 games at Citi Field.