My Spine is the Baseline

Always a bummer when one of your key guys breaks his back, but what’s Jason Bay’s excuse? His failure to put the ball in play last night loomed large in a revolting 2-1 extra inning home loss to the Marlins last night that was followed by the announcement that two additional culprits — noodle-batted reserve infielder Chin-lung Hu, and hopeless relief hack Ryota Igarashi — would be headed to Class AAA Buffalo. I know it’s impossible and counterproductive, but I’d send Bay there with them just to punish him. In a bus.

Recalled to take the places of Hu and Igarshi are Ruben Tejada and Pedro Beato, respectively. Tejada was with the Mets last season assigned No. 11; Beato will retake the No. 27 he wore earlier this year.

As for David Wright, he has a broken back requiring at least a few weeks of rest. Met officials say it’s likely he’ll hit the disabled list today and be replaced on the roster by  perpetual tourist Nick Evans and his trusty No. 6 jersey.

Bonus for the first commenter to recognize the obscure headline reference!

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:


    Submitted by gored82 on Tue, 05/17/2011 – 7:01am.
    My spine is the bassline, and the top line
    could be broken glass
    all amusing views of those better men
    dirty habits’ hand on the purses’ strings

    Shreiking back with the winning response

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Tue, 05/17/2011 – 8:01am.
    You win my beat-up LP of Oil & Gold if I can find it (soundtrack of the 85-86 season for me and my drunken kollege roommates)

    Keep it

    Submitted by gored82 on Tue, 05/17/2011 – 8:05am.
    That’s OK Jon – I enjoyed solving the mystery! Funny thing is, the Yankees are just as badly off as the Mets, and without injuries as an excuse…

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