Sunday, September 30, 2007

Welcome, Mets Fans!

Welcome to the bandwagon! Have a seat. Have a beer. It's not too late to become a Nats fan. Besides, we've got a lot in common, being second fiddle in our own city and all.

You might recognize our manager, Manny Acta. He used to be your third base coach. He's a lot like Willie Randolph in that he's not the kind of guy who's going to scream and shout. Except Acta doesn't stare ahead blankly and passively while his team collapses around him.

You might recognize our backup catcher, Jesus Flores. He used to be a Met. For some strange reason, you guys let him walk away from your team for nothing. Apparently, catchers who hit 21 homers in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League are a dime a dozen with you guys. Must be nice! We hope our system is as fruitful as yours is some day.

We'd recognize -- well, at least those of us who are aware of where our team was before it moved here -- your General Manager, Omar Minaya. He's the guy who offered Phil Humber for Chad Cordero, but wouldn't go any higher. Apparently, you guys don't need any more relief pitching. And with as few innings as Billy Wagner has had to throw recently, he might be right. We also know him as the guy who raped and pillaged the Expos' farm system, trading away anything of value the Nats had. That might sound bad, but he seems to have gotten worse, as evidenced by him just giving Jesus Flores away. At least when he traded Chris Young away, he got Einar Diaz back.

So welcome aboard. You'll see we play hard. We've got some exciting players who maximize their talent with their effort. Stick around. You'll learn to like it!

  • I know I'm a bad fan, but I'm rooting for the loss today. Mets win, Phillies win, MIL beats SD and COL beats AZ and we've got a four way tie. They key to that all is SD losing. If they do that, all hell could break lose.

    As it is, if the Mets and Phillies have the same result, there's a playoff game there.

    If they both don't win, and SD loses and COL wins, there's a COL/SD playoff for the wild card.

    More baseball is a good thing! More win-or-else games are even better!

  • 10 Comments:

    • Welcome Mets fans. Now get out.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/30/2007 11:29 AM  

    • Met fans did you not enjoy the pain we exacted yesterday?

      The blank stares, the scattering of boos, and Boz's description that "the crowd literally threw in the towel. Out of the upper deck fluttered dozens of the white giveaways."

      Priceless...

      By Anonymous Tobias Funke, at 9/30/2007 12:13 PM  

    • The Mets did not let Flores walk away. We stole him fair and square via the rule 5 draft rules. The Mets were not happy about it and neihter was Jesus, however the Mets did not think we would keep him on the roster for the season and would end up getting him back plus the 50k or so cash that comes with a rule 5 bust. Which obviously Flores isn't.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/30/2007 3:14 PM  

    • How about this for news...

      Bob Carpenter's aside in the Top of the 5th that he talked to Kasten about his situation on Friday and that "it ain't over till its' over?"

      Is the Carp coming back?

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/30/2007 3:15 PM  

    • From: Ladson

      Not so fast: The Nationals have informed Bob Carpenter that there may be a chance he could be back with the team as its TV play-by-play announcer on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. At the same time, Carpenter plans to still seek other employment, just in case the Nationals decide to go in another direction.

      Carpenter declined to comment on the situation.

      The Nationals had made contact with the agent of ESPN broadcaster Dan Shulman, but he didn't have interest in the job.

      "I'm under contract from ESPN. I'm very happy at ESPN," said Shulman, who worked Sunday's Nationals-Phillies game on ESPN Radio.

      By Anonymous Tobias Funke, at 9/30/2007 5:59 PM  

    • Thanks for the lecture on how we got Flores. I wasn't aware of that. ;)

      Enjoy the long, cold post-seasonless winter!

      By Blogger Chris Needham, at 9/30/2007 6:33 PM  

    • //...there may be a chance he could be back with the team as its TV play-by-play announcer on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. At the same time, Carpenter plans to still seek other employment, just in case the Nationals decide to go in another direction.//

      So, it's "we don't really want you here, but if we find somebody we like more than we do"??

      Geico caveman: Uhh-what?

      By Anonymous Natzzzzzz, at 9/30/2007 6:53 PM  

    • *CAN'T find somebody that we like more

      By Anonymous Natzzzzzz, at 9/30/2007 6:56 PM  

    • Well, I guess it's better that Kasten does that to a broadcaster than a manager (yes Billy Beane, I'm looking at you).

      By Anonymous Simon Oliver Lockwood, at 10/01/2007 8:56 AM  

    • "your General Manager, Omar Minaya. ...We also know him as the guy who raped and pillaged the Expos' farm system, trading away anything of value the Nats had."

      Amen brother! I will always hate that guy for helping f-up our team before we got them. That trade he made for Bartolo Colon is absolutely unbelievable. I hope he is enjoying spending so much money on a loser & that the franchise he helped sink to the bottom played a key role in sinking his overpaid, overrated, arrogant, & overconfident "team"

      By Anonymous Deez Nats, at 10/02/2007 12:19 PM  

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