Sit on It

So maybe it was premature to declare total confidence in the Mets way back … uh, when we had a three game lead and um, 17 to go. It wasn’t that carelessly losing games to Washington and Atlanta wasn’t expected — we’re good at that, actually — it was that I wasn’t counting on Milwaukee concurrently failing to record even a single loss over a four-game series in Philadelphia.

That series, which cost the Brewers a lame-duck manager, might have done even more damage to the Mets by changing the whole complexion of the race. A split or even a single win there would have given the Mets ample room to flail away while burying the Phillies just deep enough to bring the pressure on them.

As it is, we’re now left needing to match or exceed the Brewers over the final six games to avoid a one-game playoff in which we’d pitch… Pedro on short rest? Brandon Knight? Jon Niese?

Help us, Fonzie, you’re our only hope.

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2 comments

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by G-Fafif (not verified) on Tue, 09/23/2008 – 1:32pm.
    It would be cool if the original Fonzie we’re on our side, but though I believe he had roots in Brooklyn, he’s clearly been a Milwaukeean since the ’50s.

    We should have looked into the Fonzie with whom we’re more familiar, and not just for sentimental reasons. He’s batted .329 as a Long Island Duck this summer. Even allowing for the difference from independent leagues to the Majors, could he have been any more offensively inept than every second baseman currently available to Jerry Manuel?

    The Ducks are in the playoffs. Hope this doesn’t screw up Fonzie’s presence this weekend at Shea for ceremonial matters.

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    Yeah, Fonz was there to

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Tue, 09/23/2008 – 2:33pm.
    Yeah, Fonz was there to represent the Mets jumping the shark as well as it becoming a New York-Milwaukee thing as opposed to a NY-Philly thing.

    I initially intended to segue this into a discussion of the Real Fonzie but then Jr. woke up and I had to wrap it up.

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    The key is to not wind up as

    Submitted by G-Fafif (not verified) on Tue, 09/23/2008 – 10:33pm.
    The key is to not wind up as the Bag of this playoff hunt.

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    Winner to wind up making out

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Wed, 09/24/2008 – 5:54am.
    Winner to wind up making out with Marcia Brady in Arnold’s parking lot.

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    We have a bet about what

    Submitted by G-Fafif (not verified) on Thu, 09/25/2008 – 12:52am.
    We have a bet about what flavor lipstick you’re wearing…

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    That’s it. We’ll settle this

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Thu, 09/25/2008 – 9:24am.
    That’s it. We’ll settle this with a drag race at the ball bearing warehouse.

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    Anybody else see someone

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Fri, 09/26/2008 – 7:39pm.
    Anybody else see someone wearing #64 on the bench during Friday night’s game?

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    Haven;’t seen that.

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 09/26/2008 – 9:36pm.
    Haven;’t seen that. Hopefully the guy emerges from the dugout as we celebrate this unlikely walkoff we’re about to have.

    (written as we begin the bottom of the ninth trailing by 5)

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    i dont see the mets winning

    Submitted by franco (not verified) on Tue, 10/28/2008 – 3:16pm.
    i dont see the mets winning next year as well, they need to addresss some serious issues with their pitching if they choose to sign sheets or CC.

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    The yankees are said to be

    Submitted by anthony (not verified) on Thu, 11/06/2008 – 6:42pm.
    The yankees are said to be in the running for ManRam, CC, and Peavy the Mets will most likely put an offer up for one of these guys because their payroll is getting steep, Varitek could be a good choice if la duca doesnt perform.

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    I’m with Franco. I don’t

    Submitted by Franklin (not verified) on Wed, 12/10/2008 – 5:53pm.
    I’m with Franco. I don’t think that the mets have a chance next year. Let’s work on that pitching first hand before we get to ahead of ourselves. I mean we can be optimistic, but then it may be overboard at a point.

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    Whatever Franco and

    Submitted by Kelly (not verified) on Wed, 12/17/2008 – 7:15pm.
    Whatever Franco and Franklin! This is mets year! Don’t rain on our parade. We’ll get the last laugh in, I’m sure!

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    i dont see the mets winning

    Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/09/2009 – 1:35pm.
    i dont see the mets winning next year as well, they need to addresss some serious issues with their pitching if they choose to sign sheets or CC.

  2. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by G-Fafif (not verified) on Tue, 09/23/2008 – 1:32pm.
    It would be cool if the original Fonzie we’re on our side, but though I believe he had roots in Brooklyn, he’s clearly been a Milwaukeean since the ’50s.

    We should have looked into the Fonzie with whom we’re more familiar, and not just for sentimental reasons. He’s batted .329 as a Long Island Duck this summer. Even allowing for the difference from independent leagues to the Majors, could he have been any more offensively inept than every second baseman currently available to Jerry Manuel?

    The Ducks are in the playoffs. Hope this doesn’t screw up Fonzie’s presence this weekend at Shea for ceremonial matters.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Yeah, Fonz was there to

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Tue, 09/23/2008 – 2:33pm.
    Yeah, Fonz was there to represent the Mets jumping the shark as well as it becoming a New York-Milwaukee thing as opposed to a NY-Philly thing.

    I initially intended to segue this into a discussion of the Real Fonzie but then Jr. woke up and I had to wrap it up.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    The key is to not wind up as

    Submitted by G-Fafif (not verified) on Tue, 09/23/2008 – 10:33pm.
    The key is to not wind up as the Bag of this playoff hunt.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Winner to wind up making out

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Wed, 09/24/2008 – 5:54am.
    Winner to wind up making out with Marcia Brady in Arnold’s parking lot.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    We have a bet about what

    Submitted by G-Fafif (not verified) on Thu, 09/25/2008 – 12:52am.
    We have a bet about what flavor lipstick you’re wearing…

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    That’s it. We’ll settle this

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Thu, 09/25/2008 – 9:24am.
    That’s it. We’ll settle this with a drag race at the ball bearing warehouse.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Anybody else see someone

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Fri, 09/26/2008 – 7:39pm.
    Anybody else see someone wearing #64 on the bench during Friday night’s game?

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Haven;’t seen that.

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 09/26/2008 – 9:36pm.
    Haven;’t seen that. Hopefully the guy emerges from the dugout as we celebrate this unlikely walkoff we’re about to have.

    (written as we begin the bottom of the ninth trailing by 5)

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    i dont see the mets winning

    Submitted by franco (not verified) on Tue, 10/28/2008 – 3:16pm.
    i dont see the mets winning next year as well, they need to addresss some serious issues with their pitching if they choose to sign sheets or CC.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    The yankees are said to be

    Submitted by anthony (not verified) on Thu, 11/06/2008 – 6:42pm.
    The yankees are said to be in the running for ManRam, CC, and Peavy the Mets will most likely put an offer up for one of these guys because their payroll is getting steep, Varitek could be a good choice if la duca doesnt perform.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    I’m with Franco. I don’t

    Submitted by Franklin (not verified) on Wed, 12/10/2008 – 5:53pm.
    I’m with Franco. I don’t think that the mets have a chance next year. Let’s work on that pitching first hand before we get to ahead of ourselves. I mean we can be optimistic, but then it may be overboard at a point.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Whatever Franco and

    Submitted by Kelly (not verified) on Wed, 12/17/2008 – 7:15pm.
    Whatever Franco and Franklin! This is mets year! Don’t rain on our parade. We’ll get the last laugh in, I’m sure!

    Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/09/2009 – 1:35pm.
    i dont see the mets winning next year as well, they need to addresss some serious issues with their pitching if they choose to sign sheets or CC.

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