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Sunday, September 27, 2009

David Wright is no Derek Jeter

Carlos Beltran is hitting .311 since returning to the lineup. One would think that getting Beltran back would not only help hitting and defense, but provide an emotional lift to a team that could really use one.

But the Mets are now 4-14 with Beltran back. Sure, this team has a lot of problems, but are they really this bad? Or is there something else going on?

Maybe it has something to do with the face of the franchise thinking these are "meaningless games."

Michael Baron of Metsblog notes that David Wright's apology for Saturday night's baserunning blunder only made things worse:
It's been tough because we're playing, as for as the standings go, in pretty meaningless games…
Writes Baron:
part of what makes a bad team bad is the attitude of a team, because the attitude of a team dictates mental preparedness, and for a player to admit that a game is meaningless, whether there are 30 days left or one day left, is a testament to the manager...
I completely agree with Baron on Manuel. But Wright's comments also say something about Wright. I hate to invoke Derek Jeter, but would the Yankee captain ever describe games as "meaningless"?

Oakland and Kansas City are both out of the race, but the A's have won 16 of 20 and the Royals won 12 of 15 before losing their last four.

On September 18, after a win over the Indians, A's catcher Kurt Suzuki said:
"We're pretty much out of it, but to be coming to the park every day playing hard and going out and winning as many games as we can to kind of build on next year, it's a good feeling to win games."
Here's what Suzuki's manager Bob Geren had to say after the same game:
"We just want to win," Geren said. "We're not going to make the playoffs, obviously, but we have our own goals and desires each day. I like what we're doing. It's a lot of fun."
Too bad we are not getting any such sentiments - or results - from the Mets.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please, there is no comparison between David and Mr. Jeter. David is NOT gay!

Anonymous said...

Neither is Jeter - stop being an asshole.

Anonymous said...

the proof is in the pudding:

http://theyankeessuck.freehomepage.com/photo.html

Subway Squawkers said...

Knock it off with the gay stuff.

Anonymous said...

the truth hurts doesn't it? maybe you should stop trying to make comparisons between good, honest ballplayers and your losers, ya think? really, you've got NOTHING else to squawk about, you have to resort to dumping on the Mets and other teams? if you can't stand the fire, then get out of the kitchen.

The Emperor said...

Anonymous, you really need to grow up. What you don't realize is that you're crossing the line between throwing barbs about baseball teams and being increasingly obnoxious and offensive.

Like Lisa said knock it off already.

Uncle Mike said...

The truth? Anonymous, you want the truth?

The truth is, David Wright has been a postseason performer once, and choked, and has never been back. By comparison, Derek Jeter is Captain Clutch.

You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!

Now, about being gay... Why don't we ask Minka Kelly? And Jessica Alba, and Jessica Biel, and Mariah Carey. And that's just the ones I can remember.

Lou Gehrig was the first Yankee Captain who could call himself "the luckiest man on the face of the Earth," but he appears not to have been the last one.

Anonymous said...

wanna know why Lou Gehrig called himself the luckiest man on earth? because he knew he didn't have to play for the Yankers anymore! ha ha ha ha ha ha

It seems that Derek couldn't hang onto any of the women you mentioned, maybe that's because he's GAY!

Uncle Mike said...

And what does that make you for having such fantasies about him?

Face it, whatever the truth is, Derek Jeter is 100 times the man you'll ever be.

Anonymous said...

I think you guys are the ones having fantasies, the way you talk about him, and worship him, and sleep with your bobblehead dolls of him.....very gay...

100 times the man I will ever be? How would you know? You know nothing about me.

"Face it, whatever the truth is,..." - hmmm, sounds like there is some doubt in your mind as to his true orientation? I'm getting tired of this whole conversation, let's just get it out in the air and let it be known, Jeter is GAY! ha ha

My last word on this site for this year: the Yankers will BUY the WS this year, they have the most money, it's the first year in their new "shrine" (looks more like a bank vault, how appropriate).

Enjoy your hollow chumpionship. You have reduced the sport of baseball from what would be a true sport to something on the same level as professional wrestling. So baseball is not really a sport, it's sports entertainment. IT MEANS NOTHING. The Yankers buying another trophy is like the Undertaker winning "Hell in a Cell". WHO CARES?

So long losers.

Uncle Mike said...

I know nothing about you? I know you're a coward who won't identify himself.

"Jeter is GAY"? Then how come, Met fan, nobody's ever thought that credible enough to challenge him on it, unlike your boy Piazza?

Your "last word on this site for this year"? I think Lisa should hold you to that.

"The Yankers have the most money"? The Mutts have had the most money in the NL, so why haven't they bought a Pennant since Clinton was in the White House -- and only that once since Reagan was?

"IT MEANS NOTHING"? "WHO CARES?" Apparently, you! And who the hell is the Undertaker?

Disclaimer: When Trevor Hoffman came out for his date with destiny against Scott Brosius in the 1998 World Series, George Steinbrenner heard Hoffman's entry song, AC/DC's "Hell's Bells," called it a "death march," and said he thought the Undertaker was who the Padres were bringing in. Didn't work.

The Emperor said...

Mike,

Don't even bother entertaining this clown. Apparently he's preoccupied with childish obsessions, which leads me to believe we're dealing with some silly kid.

The Yankees' current success and history always speaks for itself, and it brings out the worst in Yankee-haters.