Know Your Place Rook – Volume Two, And More Monday Morning Rants
I hate Mondays, but at least this one this one won’t be so bad because I have a Mets game to look forward to after work.
And, might I add, that yesterday’s sweep was absolutely fantastic and that I loved the back page of Newsday this morning with the title "STRAIGHT A’S." ha ha
As you all know Carlos Delgado didn’t play yesterday, but check this little tidbit out…
Before the game, Delgado went to Willie Randolph and said "it’s was fine if you want to sit me." Apparently Delgado insisted he was OK. Anyhow it gets better…
Remember when Delgado committed an error on Saturday and also dropped a throw from Jose Valentin? Well, yesterday there was a chest protector hanging in Delgado’s locker with his last name and number on it. It also had No. 22 (Valentin’s number) on a bandage in the middle of it. I don’t know if this was a poor attempt at humor, but it sure wreaked of that "Know Your Place Rook" incident last year.
Let’s get one thing straight, I am not a big fan of Guillermo Mota. With that said I must point out that he had his third straight impressive outing on Sunday. It was his his third consecutive hitless performance, walking one and striking out two. And for all you radar gun buffs out there, he hit 94 mph for the second straight appearance.
Finally, why did I have to read a dozen stories from bloggers freaking about Julio Franco not being able to play first base yesterday??
Does anybody really care??
So what, he’s having problems with his right knee. My problem is that he hurt it during the Yankees series and chose not to say anything about it until yesterday.
Those are immediate grounds for releasing him if you ask me. It will be very sad to see him stay on the team while Carlos Gomez gets sent down to AAA once Chavez or Alou comes back.
What do you think???
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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